Home Site Map Contact Us A A A

Point Clark Lighthouse

The Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum is now OPEN until Labour Day!

Museum and Tour Hours

Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum will commence on June 30th and run until Labour Day.

It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special sunset tours are available in July and August on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. through pre-booking.

Admission

Regular Tours

Adults: $5.00

Children (12 and under): $3.00

Family: $15.00

Sunset Tours

$10.00 per person. No family rates.

Children's Programming

Lighthouse staff run a children's program every Friday afternoon between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m. Each session includes a craft, outdoor activities, and a snack. Cost is $5.00 per child and parents are welcome to stay. The craft is geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 10.

Point Clark Lighthouse Festival - August 12th and 13th

Join us for a two-day celebration at the base of the Lighthouse!

The Friday Night Sunset Dinner includes a delicious meal catered by Burke's Catering, Lighthouse tours, beer and wine tastings, live entertainment and an auction. Tickets for this meal are $45 and are only sold in advance.

Saturday is our annual corn roast and car show. Enjoy a kite demonstration in the afternoon and paddleboard rentals. An adult ticket to the corn roast is $10 and a child ticket is $5. Children under the age of 5 are free. Tickets sold in advance. Limited tickets at the door.

Tickets are available at the Point Clark Lighthouse, Village Pizzeria by the Lighthouse, Ripley-Huron Community Centre and The Township of Huron-Kinloss Municipal Office. Download the poster at the right hand side for more details.

History

The Point Clark Lighthouse is a National Historic Site and was one of the first ‘imperial towers’ to flash its light. Six of these majestic towers were built by John Brown on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the 1850s. Built of limestone from nearby Inverhuron, the Point Clark Lighthouse stands 26.5 metres (80 feet) high, featuring 114 steps to get to the top. The stone tower is topped by a 12-sided lantern framed in cast iron, with a domed roof. A bronze lion head at each angle of the eaves directs rainwater away from the tower. The light stands 87 feet from the base of the tower. In 2009, The Point Clark Lighthouse was honoured to be one of six lighthouses chosen from across Canada to decorate a postage stamp.

The lighthouse was acquired by Parks Canada in 1967 to commemorate the vital role of lighthouses in navigation on the Great Lakes. The lightkeeper’s dwelling, built at the same time as the Lighthouse, is now operated as a museum by the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

Reconstruction

Over the past 5 years, the Lighthouse has undergone extensive reconstruction. Scaffolding and tarps have covered the Lighthouse Tower during the construction period, while workers replaced old, crumbling stones and installed new windows. To date over 300 stones have been replaced, the entire tower has been re-grouted and two coats of white-wash applied. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration, please visit the Lighthouse Museum to watch a video of the process.

Contact Information

For more information call (519) 395-2494 during open hours, or (519) 395-2909 for group reservations.

Location

The Point Clark Lighthouse is located at 529 Lighthouse Road, Point Clark, at the end of Lighthouse Road, off Huron Road. For more information about this and other lighthouses in the area, visit Bruce Coast Lighthouses


View Larger Map

Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
Email: info@huronkinloss.com
Address:
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0


All documents found on our website are also available in hard copy by contacting the Municipal Office.