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

Reception at the foot of the lighthouse: Every day of the week until September 19, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Access to the lighthouse is unavailable this season.

Access to the other buildings: Saturday through Wednesday, from July 10 to August 18, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fees

Free admission for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply.
For information about fees, please consult Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site.

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Sites nearby

  • Forillon National Park

    Forillon is a place where you can paddle with seals, watch passing whales and swim off a magnificent sandy beach all on the same day. You may even see a beaver on a walk through the forest.

  • Fort Chambly National Historic Site

    Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.

  • Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site

    Relive the last naval battle between France and England for possession of American territory at the Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site. As well, discover the remains of the wreck of the Machault which has been under water for over 200 years!