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Lighthouse Touring

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Take a Lighthouse Tour
Take a Lighthouse Tour

Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same year after year, through all the silent nights, Bruce County’s lighthouses evoke romantic mystery of lighthouse keepers devoting their lives to the preservation of fisherman and lake travelers.

Spanning from Point Clark in the south, to Tobermory in the north, the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour features 15 distinctive lighthouse and marine heritage sites along the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.Lake Huron and Georgian has an enormous amount of shipwrecks. 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!

Things to Do:

  • Climb to the top
  • Take a tour boat ride
  • Spot the Phantom Piper
  • View shipwrecks
  • Paint or photograph
  • Learn the history of marine navigation
  • Experience a world famous sunset

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.

The Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour is a self-guided world-class marine heritage experience available only in Bruce County! Our coastline spans a whopping 854 kilometres, offering up 15 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)

 Flowerpot Island
Flowerpot Island

For a truly authentic experience, the Flowerpot Island Lighthouse offers a Lighthouse Keepers Program. Brave souls, ready for the challenges of living on the rocky shoreline edge, can experience what some of the lighthouse keeper’s duties were. For more information, visit:

Flowerpot Island