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Explore the lighthouse trail on Lake Superior.

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 take a ride across Thunder Bay and Black Bay.

Meet an artist in residence during your visit.

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 (order when you arrive).

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 guide you and share the culture, interpretive exhibits and histories that showcase the Island’s natural beauty.

Do you know where you are? Yours to discover.

Delicious picnic lunches are available to our guests and can be ordered upon arrival.

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.

Leaves Prince Arthur’s Landing Sunday morning at 9am with Sail Superior.

Our online booking engine will appear soon as we update the program. For your convenience our tentative 2020 summer schedule.