Point Clark Lighthouse

A designated National Historic Site, the Point Clark Lighthouse, built in 1859, welcomes visitors to view the Back Forty from nine stories up! Book a ticket for a guided tour up 114 steps for a birds-eye view. Included is admission to the newly renovated Museum in the adjacent Lightkeeper's home.

Want to know before you go? Check out the weather conditions from our webcam from the top of the lighthouse!
Hours of Operation

Open July 1 weekend to Labor Day Monday:


Booking ahead is recommended but walk-in tours may be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a tour?

Guided tours are available every day from July 1 weekend until Labour Day Monday and can be booked online at: Point Clark Lighthouse Guided Tours or by stopping in at the Lighthouse to see if there are spots available.

How long is the tour?

Depends how fast you can climb! The trip up the Lighthouse is 7 floors and 114 steps. It generally takes about 20-30 minutes in total to climb up, enjoy the view and climb down. Tours can accommodate up to 8 people in each tour.

What if I can't climb the stairs?

Your health and safety is our top priority at all times, at any time during the tour you feel like you need a break, we will stop for you to rest, or return to the base of the tower. If you decide not to go up the Lighthouse tower, there are beautiful views on the ground level and a newly renovated Museum to enjoy.

What else do I need to know?

Please wear closed toe shoes (no flip flops!), comfortable clothing and no big purses or bags as you need to keep your hands free. An average level of fitness and general health is required and the tour is not recommended for those with lung or heart conditions, those who are pregnant and children under the age of 4. Photography is encouraged and you are welcome to share on social media and tag us! @huronkinlosstourism #backfortymoments

Contact Us

Township of Huron-Kinloss

21 Queen Street

P.O. Box 130

Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735

Fax : 519-395-4107

[email protected] Point Clark Lighthouse