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Lighthouse Touring

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Is there a better view?
Is there a better view?

Standing steadfast on the Bruce County shoreline, you'll find 14 lighthouses that evoke romantic mystery of lighthouse keepers devoting their lives to the preservation of fisherman and lake travelers. While some have mysterious hauntings, others have stories of bravery and all have a perfect view.

Spanning from Point Clark in the South all the way up the Lake Huron shoreline to Tobermory and back down Georgian Bay to Neyaashiinigmiing, our coastline has more than our fair share of these gems. Plan to spend a week (or more) and tour the scenic communities surrounding each site while indulging in some of the unique adventures in Bruce County!

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Whether it's for their beauty, romance or practicality - or a combination of all three - the mystery and tradition of lighthouse-keeping has us both fascinated and intrigued. Our coastline spans a whopping 854 kilometres and offers up 14 different lighthouses to explore from spring until fall.

For a peek inside, daily tours are available at select lighthouses:

Chantry Island (Only accessible by boat. Daily tours provided by Marine Heritage Society. Hours vary)

Flowerpot Island (Mid May - Thanksgiving, Museum: July & August)

Kincardine (Open July 1st - Labour Day: 11:00am - 5:00pm)

Point Clark (Open late June to Labour Day, 10am - 5pm daily)

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Potentially the most famous of our lighthouses is the one on Flowerpot Island, home to the popular limestone flowerpots in the Fathom Five National Marine Park. This is one of the four lighthouses that are only accessible by boat.

Whether you enjoy the drive or you're a fan of the lighthouse views - the Lighthouse Tours have preplanned routes to bring you to all the accessible lighthouses throughout the County. Spend an afternoon, or a weekend, and explore 150 years of history on our shorelines.

The Lyal and Knife Island lighthouses can only be seen from the water as the islands protect them from view from the mainland. Cabot Head lighthouses is currently closed to the public as it goes through some construction.