From atop Pointe-au-Père lighthouse, the St. Lawrence appears even more magnificent than at ground level. On the shore of what is considered one of the most difficult waterways to navigate, the Pointe-au-Père navigational aid station has provided the best pilots to take charge of ships sailing between North America and Europe, making it a vital site. As well, it was also off Pointe-au-Père that the grand cruise ship, the Empress of Ireland, tragically sank in 1914.
Hours of operation
June 9 to October 8 2018
From 9 am to 6 pm. Ticket office closes at 5 pm.
Telephone toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
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An exceptional heritage treasure, the 33-metre tall lighthouse provides a unique perspective on the St. Lawrence River.
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