Be a light keeper for a day and explore what it is like to operate a Lake Superior Lighthouse on an Island 43 km from Thunder Bay and civilization.
Start your experience on the shores of Lake Superior departing from Prince Arthur’s Landing every Sunday in the summer or Silver Islet Hub on Thursdays.
Starting in Thunder Bay take a ride across Thunder Bay and Black Bay. Through the journey, unwrap the mystery of how a national dream unfolded and was realized through lighthouses and Lake Superior. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Sleeping Giant, Silver Islet and Black Bay.
Learn about our nautical lighthouse history, unique arctic climate, and experience the light keepers’ stories through our interpretive panels and lighthouse navigators.
Climb down from the light tower after enjoying a panoramic view and enjoy a picnic lunch later discover the Black Sands Beach.
On route to our island attraction, guests ride the Superior Rocket on Sunday or Archie’s Charters, Thursdays from Silver Islet and learn why Lake Superior lighthouses played a unique role in building Canada. Lighthouse Navigators guide you and share the culture, interpretive exhibits and histories that showcase the Island’s natural beauty.
Delicious picnic lunches are available to our guests and can be ordered on line with your ticket or at the boathouse.
Visitors have a 4 hour stay (weather dependent) on the island and can explore the Black Sand Beach before returning home. Guests receive a CLLS membership, orientation brochure, and a postcard to send home.