Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

The exhibit on display at the keeper's house offers a unique and original perspective on the natural and cultural heritage of the St. Lawrence River.

River Sentinels

Presented in the Keeper's house, the River Sentinels exhibition guides you through the captivating world of the lighthouse keepers and the pilots of the St. Lawrence, at the time when the pilot station was based in Pointe-au-Père.

Through stories, artefacts, models and personal testimonies, the exhibition takes you into the daily lives of these unsung heroes, responsible for keeping sailors and ships safe on the river.

Interactive module in an exhibition.

Interactive modules to entertain and educate
Photo: Yvan Couillard.

Model schooner in an exhibition.

Magnificent miniatures!
Photo: Yvan Couillard

An interpretation panel shows the three lighthouses in Pointe-au-Père that have lost their function over the years.

A key part of our maritime history.
Photo: Yvan Couillard

Take a look through La fenêtre des possibles, an intimate section of the exhibition that invites you to discover the seasonal humours of the river, its stories and, above all, its language. The lighthouse keepers and river pilots knew this language well: it guided their daily lives and their decisions. Today, this communion with the river is at your fingertips.

A woman watches a screen showing a sunset over the river.

A river that has a lot to tell!
Photo: Yvan Couillard

Aerial view of Pointe-au-Père lighthouse historic site at sunset.

An inspiring historic site!
Photo: Mathieu Dupuis

The exhibition is open to the public from June 8 to October 14, 2024.

Location : Keeper’s house

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