Let your light shine bright! If you’re itching to go on an East Coast vaycay but don’t have the funds, don’t worry. There are plenty of gorgeous Ontario lighthouses that you can visit and they’ll transport you to Atlantic Canada.
Lighthouses come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s something truly whimsical and charming about each and every one.
From the Toronto Islands to the Georgian Bay shores, this province is full of guiding lights for you to road trip to.
Some of these buildings offer tours while others make for excellent photo opportunities.
Rich in both history and old ghosts stories, these lighthouses can be a fun summer day trip or a spooky Halloween adventure.
The choice is up to you.
At the time of writing, many of these towers have not yet opened for the season.
So be sure to keep your eyes peeled to the website if there’s a destination you can’t wait to visit.
For now, let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful lighthouses Ontario has to offer.
Point Abino Lighthouse
Address: Point Abino Rd. S, Fort Erie, ON
Why You Need To Go: Located along Lake Erie's rocky shores, this lighthouse looks like a floating castle in the water.
Cape Croker Lighthouse
Address: Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve, ON
Why You Need To Go: This historic gem was the first lighthouse of its kind to feature an electric operated light and foghorn. While the building itself is not open for tours, visitors are welcome to stop by for photos.
Point Clark Lighthouse
Address: 529 Lighthouse Rd., Point Clark, ON
Why You Need To Go: This limestone lighthouse stands nearly 30 metres high. If you're feeling ambitious, you can climb a flight of 114 steps to reach the top of the building.
Wellington Rotary Beach Lighthouse
Address: Beach St., Prince Edward, ON
Why You Need To Go: This adorable green and white beacon light adds some serious charm to the sandy beach shores.
Cabot Head Lighthouse
Address: Cabot Head Rd., Miller Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: There is a super cute dwelling-house attached to this light tower that sits 80 feet above the breathtaking Georgian Bay.
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
Address: Toronto Islands, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you love a good scare, this haunted lighthouse in Toronto is sure to send a chill down your spine.
Mohawk Island Lighthouse
Address: Mohawk Island, Dunnville, ON
Why You Need To Go: Calling all adventure seekers. You can paddle your way to an island that features these historic lighthouse ruins.
Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse
Price: $2 park admission
Address: 328 Presqu’ile Pkwy., Brighton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can wander through this stunning provincial park to discover a gorgeous lighthouse on the shore.