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Point Clark Lighthouse Reopens for Summer Tours June 28th, 2024!

Opens June 28, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

The iconic Point Clark Lighthouse is set to welcome visitors again starting this weekend! From June 28, 2024 through to September 2nd, 2024, the Lighthouse will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering a unique historical experience and breathtaking views of the Lake Huron shoreline.

Hours of Operation 
The Lighthouse is open every day beginning June 28th to Labour Day Monday September 2nd, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Guided tours are available every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 4:30 p.m..

Plan Your Visit
Advance booking is highly recommended to secure your spot, though walk-in tours may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your tour, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a tour?
Guided tours can be booked online at Point Clark Lighthouse Guided Tours or by visiting the Lighthouse to check for available spots. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children aged 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

How long is the tour?
The tour typically lasts 20-30 minutes, depending on how quickly you can climb the seven floors and 114 steps. Each tour accommodates up to 8 people.

What if I can't climb the stairs?
Your health and safety are our top priority. If at any point during the tour you need to rest or return to the base, we will accommodate you. Alternatively, enjoy the beautiful ground-level views and explore the newly renovated museum.

What else do I need to know?

    • Wear closed-toe shoes or sandals with a back—no flip flops or slides!
    • Dress comfortably and avoid carrying large bags, as you’ll need your hands free.
    • An average level of fitness and general health is required. The tour is not recommended for those with lung or heart conditions, pregnant individuals, or those with a fear of heights or confined spaces.
    • Children under 4 are not permitted to climb the tower but can visit the museum for free.
    • A waiver must be signed before the tour.
    • Tours are cancelled during thunderstorms, with full refunds provided. Tours will resume one hour after the last visible lightning strike or at the discretion of the Lighthouse Coordinator.

Photography is encouraged! Share your experience on social media and tag us @DiscoverHuronKinloss with #SecretsoftheBackForty.

Don't miss out on this summer's opportunity to explore a piece of history and enjoy spectacular views. Book your Lighthouse tour today at!

For more information, visit our website or stop by the Lighthouse. We look forward to welcoming you this summer!

Contact Us

Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax : 519-395-4107

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