Point Abino Lighthouse

Point Abino Rd S
Fort Erie, ON
905-871-1600 ext. 2431
Tickets available from the Town of Fort Erie

The Point Abino Lighthouse was constructed in 1918 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, 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.

At the entrance of the Welland Canal stands the two Port Colborne Lighthouses. The Inner Lighthouse was constructed in 1903, with the outer lighthouse being completed in 1928. A tunnel links the two locations and work is underway to allow visitors to access and
use the tunnel during their tours. Today the Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouse group act as Lighthouse Keepers, running tours, educating visitors on the history of the lighthouses and completing the many hours of restoration and maintenance work.

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2017 Summer Schedule for Guided Tours of the Point Abino Lighthouse

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


**Site visits only, (June 21 - Labour Day) available to pedestrians, bicycles, and motorized handicap scooters with permission at the gate**

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

Note: Vehicles and pets are prohibited past the gated area

For further information, contact the Facilities Management Department (Ingrid Collee) 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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