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Discover Lighthouses & Marine Heritage :: Things to Do

Lighthouses and Marine Heritage all in one convenient list!

The Bruce Peninsula

Big Tub Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse guards the entrance to Big Tub Harbour...

Location: Tobermory

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Blue Heron Cruises

Come aboard, cruise Flower Pot Island, and view the 19th century shipwrecks through the glass bottom of the boat!

Location: Tobermory

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Cabot Head Lighthouse & Museum

A picturesque Georgian Bay lighthouse...

Location: Lions Head

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Cape Croker Lighthouse

Built in 1902 on a sharp rise near the Georgian Bay shore - the original lighthouse still stands today!

Location: Cape Croker

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Chantry Island Lighthouse

Enjoy the view from a lighthouse, or watch the sun set from shore!

Location: Southampton

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Chi-Cheemaun

Travel aboard this ferry that takes you between the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island.

Location: Tobermory or South Baymouth

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Cove Island Lighthouse

First lit in 1858, the Cove Island lighthouse is as beautiful today as the day it first illuminated the waters of Lake Huron.

Location: Cove Island

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Fathom Five National Marine Park

More than 21 shipwrecks lie below the surface of this park!

Location: Tobermory

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Flowerpot Island Lighthouse

Visit scenic Flowerpot Island and the original lighthouse keeper's dwelling.

Location: Tobermory

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Lion's Head Lighthouse & Marina

If you look hard enough, you just might see the 'Lions Head' in the rocks!

Location: Lion's Head

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Parks Canada Visitor Centre

More than a building with exhibits and a theatre..

Location: Tobermory

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St. Edmunds Museum

Learn about the past in this 1898 school house.

Location: Tobermory

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Owen Sound & Area

Griffith Island Lighthouse

One of 6 Imperial Towers...

Location: Griffith Island

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Meaford Museum

Located at the picturesque Meaford Harbour...

Location: Meaford

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Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum

Home to models, artifacts and photographs...

Location: Owen Sound

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Collingwood & The Blue Mountains

Harbourlands Park

This park is dedicated to the memory of the shipyard workers...

Location: Collingwood

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Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse

One of six Imperial Towers...

Location: Collingwood

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The Collingwood Museum

Exhibits tell the story of Collingwood's shipyard, First Nations and transportation heritage.

Location: Collingwood

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Wasaga Beach

Nancy Island (replica lighthouse)

View a replica lighthouse and the original hull of the schooner HMS Nancy.

Location: Wasaga Beach

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Nancy Island Historic Site

Come view the original hull of the schooner HMS Nancy.

Location: Town of Wasaga Beach

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Midland / Penetanguishene

30,000 Island Boat Cruise

Cruise aboard one of the tour boats to view the magnificent Georgian Bay 30,000 islands area.

Location: Midland & Penetanguishene

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Beausoleil Island Light Range

This rear range light is part of Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

Location: Honey Harbour/Beausoleil Island

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Brebeuf Island Light

This lighthouse was moved from Gin Rock to the smooth stone of Brebeuf Island in 1900.

Location: Honey Harbour

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Christian Island Lighthouse

Visit the first lighthouse of Georgian Bay!

Location: Christian Island/Beausoliel First Nations

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Discovery Harbour

Explore the recreation of a 19th century community complete with replica British sailing ships, all located on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay.

Location: Penetanguishene

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Hope Island Lighthouse

Established in 1884, this lighthouse stands in the centre of a large Coast Guard station.

Location: Midland

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SS Keewatin

Tour the SS Keewatin, an immaculately restored 1907 passenger ship.

Location: Port McNicoll

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The Lighthouse Store

Stop in and find some treasures!

Location: Midland

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Victoria Harbour Rear Range Light

Atop a hill overlooking the harbour...

Location: Victoria Harbour

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Parry Sound & Area

30,000 Island Boat Cruise

Cruise aboard one of the tour boats to view the magnificent Georgian Bay 30,000 islands area.

Location: Parry Sound

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Big Chute Marine Railway & White's Falls

Watch as boats are lifted 18 meters!

Location: Big Chute

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Bustard Light Range

Three small lights form two ranges...

Location: French River

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Byng Inlet Front Range Light

Built in 1890, the Byng Inlet range lights were once operated by the keeper of the Gereaux Island light.

Location: Britt

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Byng Inlet Rear Range Light

The Byng Inlet Range Lights were once operated by the keeper at nearby Gereaux Island Light.

Location: Britt

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Gereaux Island Lighthouse

Established in 1870, this lighthouse is a replica of the Strawberry Island light.

Location: Britt

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Grace & Speed, The Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

Experience the history of life on the water...

Location: Gravenhurst

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Jones Island Ranges

The range lights of Jones Island were established in 1894...

Location: Parry Sound

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Pointe au Baril Light

This light helped to name the body of land that it rests on!

Location: Pointe au Baril

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Red Rock Island Lighthouse

This light rests on a section of red rock smooth by centuries of waves.

Location: Parry Sound

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Secrets of Georgian Bay Map

A map profiling the marine heritage of the eastern shores of Georgian Bay.

Location: Parry Sound

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Snug Harbour Light

Since 1894, the south end of Snug Island has been home to Snug Harbour's light.

Location: Snug Harbour

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West Parry Sound District Museum on Tower Hill

Climb the stairs of the 96 foot tower to gain a breathtaking view of Georgian Bay.

Location: Parry Sound

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Western Islands Light

This lighthouse is located on a rocky cluster of islands...

Location: Parry Sound

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Sudbury & Area

French River Inner Range Lights

Range lights located at the mouth of the French River...

Location: French River

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French River Visitor's Centre

Enjoy spectacular views over the French River Gorge from the suspension bridge, and follow in the footsteps of the explorers.

Location: French River

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Killarney East Light

The Killarney East lighthouse rests on a beautiful promontory of rock...

Location: Killarney

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Killarney West Light

The distinctive surroundings of this light set it apart...

Location: Killarney

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Manitoulin Island

Assiginack Museum Complex

Home of the S.S. Norisle...

Location: Manitowaning

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Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah

Little Current harbour history...

Location: Sheguiandah

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Gore Bay (Janet Head) Lighthouse

This lighthouse is now a private residence that is open to the public during specified times.

Location: Gore Bay

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Great Duck Island Lighthouse

Located on Great Duck Island, 12 miles south of Manitoulin Island...

Location: Great Duck Island

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Kagawong Lighthouse

Guarding the Kagawong Harbour, this 31 foot structure is located at the tip of Mudge Bay.

Location: Kagawong

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Manitowaning Lighthouse

Located on a bluff high above Manitowaning Bay...

Location: Manitowaning

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Mississagi Lighthouse

Visit the lighthouse with a view of Georgian Bay and a historic maritime village.

Location: Meldrum Bay

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Net Shed Museum

This museum is located in the former net shed...

Location: Meldrum Bay

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South Baymouth Front & Rear Range Lights

These range lights are nearly identical wooden towers...

Location: South Baymouth

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Strawberry Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse can be viewed from the swing bridge in Little Current.

Location: Little Current

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Transportation & Communication Museum

A busy fishing and shipping port over a century old...

Location: Kagawong

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