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Visiting Lake Superior and the lighthouse attractions is like “A cross between the Galapagos Islands and an east coast lighthouse.” Rebekka Redd Fly Fishing Expert

An exotic destination that will leave you asking, “Why didn’t I know about this before?”

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 or Silver Islet Hub part of the Lighthouses trail. Starting in Thunder Bay or Silver Islet take a ride across Thunder Bay and Black Bay depending which way you are coming.

Through the journey, unwrap the mystery of how a the national dream unfolded and was realized through lighthouses and Lake Superior. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Sleeping Giant, Silver Islet and Black Bay. The journey getting there is amazing and it’s just the start.

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.

On route to our island attraction guests ride the Superior Rocket or Archie’s Charters and learn why Lake Superior lighthouses played a unique role in building Canada. Lighthouse Navigators and First Nations partners act as guides 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 prior to the tour.

Visitors have a 4 hour stay (weather dependent) on the island and can explore the trails and Black Sand Beach before returning home.  Guests receive a CLLS membership and a post card take away.

Tentative Tour Dates

June 28           Lighthouse Trail Tour #1 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

July 5               Lighthouse Trail Tour #2 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

July 12             Lighthouse Trail Tour #3 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

July 19             Lighthouse Trail Tour #4 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

July 26             Lighthouse Trail Tour #5 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

Aug 2               Lighthouse Trail Tour #6 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub       

Aug.  9             Lighthouse Trail Tour #7 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub                 

Aug. 16            Lighthouse Trail Tour #8 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

Aug. 23            Lighthouse Trail Tour #9 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub

Aug. 30            Lighthouse Trail Tour #10 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub