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Point Clark Lighthouse

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On a Clear Day, You Can See Bay City, MI

Well, maybe not but it's OK to tell the kids that. To the north you can see the Bruce Generating... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Roger C
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Ancaster, Canada
Fun to see inside a lighthouse

We climbed to the top and had a good view. Not good for toddlers but grade school children enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Jo V
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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...more
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530 Lighthouse Road | Huron-Kinloss, Point Clark, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well, maybe not but it's OK to tell the kids that. To the north you can see the Bruce Generating Station and to the south, the Goderich skyline, such as it is. There is a tight circular staircase with places to bump your head. Your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roger C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We climbed to the top and had a good view. Not good for toddlers but grade school children enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jo V
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Take the guided tour (it’s not a lot!) but when you go into the lighthouse, watch your head. It’s low and I whacked mine really good. They need a sign or padding, or both! The steps are really steep, and the last few are a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ww507
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had a group (bus) visiting the site before it was technically open for the season. A delightful young man was assigned to assist us and he opened the small museum and led the courageous ones to the top of the lighthouse. Some of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 28 January 2018

we were disappointed that the buildings and lighthouse were closed when we went to visit this park free for Canada 150 but we did enjoy the grounds and the view. There are informative plaques explaining the lighthouse and the extensive repairs it had to undergo....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank NicoleCOshawa
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Point Clark lighthouse reopened after an extensive repair and the tour is well worth doing. It is a beautiful and historically significant building. Pay your fee in the small museum area beside the lighthouse. Groups seem to be small. You're led up more than...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Bee1Jay
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The drive to the lighthouse was interesting and the small waterfront park beside it (town park, I believe) was enjoyable. The lighthouse itself was OK but nothing special, especially if you compare it to Nova Scotia's lighthouses. It was closed but would not have paid...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ngik1srf9
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stopped by as we were at a nearby beach, beautiful lighthouse and great for pictures. Cute ice cream shop nearby (5 min walk), otherwise there's not much to do other than take in the scene and relax! We did not opt to pay for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A nice photo op if you are nearby, but not worth going out of your way or paying to enter. At $7.50 per adult, it is definitely overpriced for a tiny, lackluster "museum" and a nice view. Save your money and spend some time on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SJinTO
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Nice historic lighthouse to visit along the Lake Huron shore. Small fee to climb up but nice but of the shoreline.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 536robert
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Leanne S
18 February 2017|
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Response from HuronKinloss | Property representative |
Hi Yes the light does stay on. The Lighthouse is still used for navigational purposes as it warns sailors of the rock shoal.
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