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. Tours start at 10:30 a.m and run every half hour, with the last tour at 4:30 p.m. Cost for a guided tour is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children aged 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 or sandals with a back (NO flip flops or slides!)
  • Wear 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 or have a fear of heights or confined spaces.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not allowed to climb the Lighthouse tower BUT are welcome to tour the museum, free of charge
  • A waiver is available on-site and must be signed before starting the tour
  • Tours do not run during a thunderstorm and will be cancelled, with a full refund, if lightning is present. Tours will re-commence one hour after the last visible lightning strike or at the discretion of the Lighthouse Coordinator

Photography is encouraged and you are welcome to share on social media and tag us!@DiscoverHuronKinloss #SecretsoftheBackForty

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