The new building is modeled on the shape of the original lighthouse and keeper’s house. Professor Shawn Craik and his students at Université Sainte-Anne’s biology department will use this building as a laboratory for their bird banding activities. They study a number of bird species, set up nesting boxes in Le Petit Bois and also participate in a pan-American study that tracks the migratory patterns of the tiny northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius Acadicus).
Starting on Monday, June 26, the Church Point Lighthouse will be open for visitors!
Hours of operation:
Monday to Wednesday, and Fridays: 9 am to 4 pm
Thursdays: 1 pm to 8 pm
Closed: Monday, July 24; Friday, July 28; Friday, August 11, Monday, August 14, Monday, August 21, Monday, August 28, Tuesday, August 29, Wed. August 30; Friday, Sept.1.
Saturday, July 8: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 16: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, July 29: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 30: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, August 5, 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday, August 6, 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, August 19, 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, August 26, 9 am – 4 pm
Open House: Thursday, July 13: 3 pm to 7 pm.
Click to see a Facebook photo album from the Open House
Stay tuned for our special event schedule featuring:
intertidal zone experience – July 25-26-27 (mornings)
citizen science swallow walks
photo challenges – click here for more info
Come join our marine biology interpreter Chantal Surette from the Baie in this new replica of the former lighthouse that was built in 1874. You can follow the interpretive panels found inside the lighthouse or our guide will fill you in on the interesting facts and stories about the previous lighthouse as well as the local marine life. Tours will also involve walks on the beach including sample gathering, animal and plant identification followed by sample analysis in our miniature lab.
The lighthouse also includes an amazing view from the third-floor deck, a perfect spot for bird-watching and observing some of the highest tides in the world. This is an excellent spot for watching marine mammals and birds, as well as the spectacular sunsets on the bay, and because there are no streetlights here, it is also a great place to view the stars and meteorite showers in the night sky.
For a nighttime guided walking tour, contact the Visitor Information Centre in the Rendez-vous de la Baie, or visit http://nuitstella.ca/ for the schedule and contact information.