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   Point Abino Lighthouse




   Point Abino Road South
Point Abino, Ontario


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   Contact Number:


   905-871-1600 ext. 2431


The Point Abino Lighthouse is located on the rocky north shore of Lake Erie, in Fort Erie. It was constructed in 1917 by the Department of Marine and Fisheries, in response to increased traffic at the east end of Lake Erie. It is located between the high and low water marks on the rocky shoreline of Point Abino.

Since being decommissioned in 1995, the Point Abino Lighthouse has been designated as a 'Classified' Heritage Building by the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office, as a National Historic Site, and as a Classified Federal Building. The concrete Lighthouse is recognized for its unusual shape, classical detailing, and efficiency of structural design. The Lighthouse consists of three structures: the deck, tower and fog alarm building.


The Town of Fort Erie acquired the Point Abino Lighthouse from Public Works Canada on April 30, 2003, for the purpose of sharing this Canadian treasure with the world. Preservation efforts will be ongoing over the next several years, to repair both architectural and historical elements of this structure.



June 10 and 24
July 8 and 22
August 12 and 26
September 9 and 23

10:00 am – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Adults $6.00
Youth (12-16) $3.00
Children Under 12 Free

Facilities Management Dept.
Mon thru Fri – 8:30 am-5:00 pm
First Come – First Served

Summer: **Site visits only, (June 21 - Labour Day) available to pedestrians, bicycles, and motorized handicap scooters with permission at the gate and signed waiver** Monday to Friday – 3:00 – 6:00 pm or Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with the exception of Saturday tour dates.  Please Note:  No entry after 5pm.

Note: Vehicles and pets are prohibited past the gated area

For further information, contact the Facilities Management Department
at (905) 871-1600, ext. 2431

Bus leaves promptly from the Departure and Parking Area – located next to the Bertie Boating Club at 1036 Point Abino Road

When tour not sold out, tickets also available at Departure and Parking Area.

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