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Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse National Historic Site

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Erected in 1858, Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is one of the tall beacons built by the Canadian Coast Guard in Québec. Canada’s tallest lighthouse, it soars 34.1 metres (112 feet) into the air. With white marble walls over 2.1 metres (7 feet) thick at the base and tapering to 0.9 metres (3 feet) at the top of the tower, it stands on a foundation rooted 2.4 metres (8 feet) deep in the soil. Its powerful light, perched 41.4 metres (136 feet) above the sea, has guided ships without fail since the lighthouse was built. Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse. (Photo - Courtesy)

The site has been developed to enhance this magnificent structure, which was declared a national historicsite in 1977 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is in the village of Cap-des-Rosiers and is easily accessible from Highway 132.

The lighthouse is open from late June to late September from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (418) 892-5577 for more information.


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