Point Clark Lighthouse
After nearly 5 years of restoration, the Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum is now OPEN!
Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum will commence on June 27th and run until Labour Day.
It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It is also open from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in July and August for sunset tours. Last tour departs at 9:30 p.m.
Don't miss the NEW two-day Point Clark Lighthouse Festival on August 7th and 8th! The Friday Night Gala is a 19+ event that starts at 6:00p.m. and includes a meal catered by Burke's Catering, wine and beer tastings, live entertainment and an auction. Families are invited to participate in activities, such as paddle boarding, sandcastle building and kite flying on the Saturday afternoon from 1:00p.m. until 4:00p.m. The annual Corn Roast and Car Show will run from 4:30p.m. until 8:00p.m. Download the event poster at the right side of the page.
Tickets are on sale NOW for the Friday Night Gala. They are $35 each. You can purchase them at the following locations:
- Point Clark Lighthouse
- Township Office, Ripley
- Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Ripley
- Ripley Variety, Ripley
- Village Pizzeria By the Lighthouse, Point Clark
Children (12 and under): $3.00
$10.00 per person. No family rates.
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.
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.
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.
For more information call (519) 395-2494 during open hours, or (519) 395-2909 for group reservations.
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
- Point Clark Lighthouse Festival (2.03 MB)
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0