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
The site is currently closed.
Free admission for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply.
For information about fees, please consult Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site.
Telephone toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Featured things to do
An exceptional heritage treasure, the 33-metre tall lighthouse provides a unique perspective on the St. Lawrence River.