Point Amour Lighthouse - Historic Places Days

Point Amour Lighthouse

L'Anse-au-Loup, Newfoundland and Labrador
National Trust Passport Place
L'Anse Amour Branch Rd, L'Anse-au-Loup, NL A0K 3L0, Canada
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May 18 to October 11, 2024
(709) 927-5825


The Point Amour Lighthouse stands tall amid the limestone cliffs on the south coast of Labrador. Built by Canada to guide transatlantic steamship traffic down the Strait of Belle Isle, Point Amour Lighthouse was completed in 1857 and was first illuminated in 1858. Climb the 132 steps to the top of the lighthouse – the tallest in Atlantic Canada – and be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Strait of Belle Isle. The lighthouse has figured prominently in the lives of the people of Southern Labrador for nearly 150 years. The most well known ship wreck off the coast happened in the 1922 when the HMS Raleigh, a 700-crew vessel, ran aground and the rocks of Forteau Bay ripped a 360-foot hole in her hull. Hike along the coast to the shipwreck site and view whales, icebergs, and fossils along the way.

Open from the Victoria Day long weekend until just before Thanksgiving.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms


L'Anse Amour Branch Rd, L'Anse-au-Loup, NL A0K 3L0, Canada
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