Point Clark Lighthouse

The Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum

Point Clark Lighthouse Concert Celebrating 160 Years!

The Point Clark Lighthouse Concert Celebrating 160 Years!

Birthdays are always something to be celebrated; especially when you get into the triple digits! The Point Clark Lighthouse is celebrating its 160th birthday in style this year with a concert and family-friendly entertainment.

Join us on August 3rd, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm to celebrate!

A free evening of fun featuring music by Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge, a visit from Snippety the Clown, Lighthouse Tours and more.

Event Sponsored by:
Bruce Power
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
ParksCanada
Country 104.9 & 98 The Beach
Huron Shores Lions Club
UBC Local 2222
B.M. Ross & Associates
Music in the Fields

Located at 526 Lighthouse Road in Point Clark, this National Historic Site is open for the 2019 season until September 2nd from 10am to 5pm daily. You can get more information about visiting the Lighthouse and the Point Clark Lighthouse Concert by calling 519-395-2494, or by following the Township of Huron-Kinloss on Facebook.

Museum and Tour Hours

Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum will commence on June 28th and run until Labour Day 2019.

It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special sunset tours are available on June 30th from 7:00p.m. until dusk and by appointment only for the rest of the summer. 

In addition to the Lightkeeper's Museum and Lighthouse Tower, there is a gift shop on site. We sell Point Clark Lighthouse hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, post cards, beach towels, keychains and more! 

Admission

Regular Tours

Adult: $7.50

Child (12 & Under): $5.00

5 and under are free.

Group tours are available by reservation, group tour rates will apply ($5/person, minimum of 10 people); tours should be booked a minimum of three days in advance. 

Sunset Tours

$10.00 per person. Minimum of four people or equivalent rate.

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. This is a FREE program thanks to sponsorship from Bruce Power. Parents are welcome to stay. The craft is geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 10.

Events

  • The Point Clark Fireworks Spectacular in celebration of Canada Day will take place at dusk on June 30, 2019.
  • The Teeswater Pipe Band will play at the Lighthouse from 8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. on July 19, 2019.
  • For more event details, please see the Downloads section on the right side of this page.

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

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) 395-3735 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


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