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.


Free admission for youth 17 and under in 2018. Other fees still apply.
For information about fees, please consult Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site.

Contact us

Telephone toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

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Climb to the top to admire the river in all its splendour!

An exceptional heritage treasure, the 33-metre tall lighthouse provides a unique perspective on the St. Lawrence River.

Discover Parks Canada in 2018!

Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Free admission for youth aged 17 and under!

Order your 2018 Discovery Pass