Familiar landmarks: heritage lighthouses in Canada

Let yourself be guided by the stories of lighthouses and the families who have occupied them. These familiar landmarks have a lot to tell!

By ensuring the safety of travellers and maritime transporters, Canadian lighthouses and their keepers have contributed to the social and economic development of a region or a country. Their role in the country’s history is a major one, from the Lantern Tower at Louisbourg, built in 1731, to the automated light tower at Pointe-au-Père in 1975.

Of the more than 100 designated heritage lighthouses in Canada, 11 are administered by Parks Canada.

Rediscover these familiar landmarks!

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