Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

A gust of history is sweeping through Pointe-au-Père!

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.

Visit the lighthouse

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

Wooden case, briefcase and miniature sailboat on a table in a museum.


The new exhibit, River Sentinels, is presented at the lightkeeper's house.

We saved you a seat!

The red chairs are for you to discover.

Visiting Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do at Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse Historic Site, including visit of the lighthouse, new exhibit, and more.

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, dates and hours of operation.


Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

Culture and history

History and image gallery.

Stewardship and management

Contact, drones or unmanned air vehicles (UAV), management statement, partners.

Contact Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

General inquiries



Hours of operation

Come visit the lighthouse, the lightkeeper's house, the assistant lightkeeper's house and the foghorn building!

From June 8 to October 14, 2024
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The ticket office closes at 5:30 p.m.

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