Quebec by the Sea – The Lighthouse Trail in Quebec Maritime – Detailed Itinerary


Not only is this a lighthouse but it is also a unique accommodation in Quebec Maritime. Located at the end of a point jutting out into the sea more than a kilometer from Route 132, this unique accommodation will charm you. You can rent the living quarters once occupied by the staff of the lighthouse, witness the history and legends of the sea.

Cap Gaspé Lighthouse

Located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon National Park is noted for its rich plant life and the thousands of seabirds nesting in its cliffs. The park also offers a multitude of activities: hiking, sea excursions, seal and beaver watching, and more. Travel back in time to the turn of the 20th century in the Grande-Grave sector by visiting various period buildings that recount the history of this area.

Cap de la Madeleine

Located at 4, route du Phare, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, this simple lighthouse was built in 1871 and stands at 16.8 m (55 ft). It has a range of 32 km (20 miles) and is constructed of tubular steel.

La Martre Lighthouse

Possibly my favourite lighthouse, La Martre Lighthouse Museum (10, avenue du Phare, La Martre) is made entirely of wood (as opposed to steel). Originally erected in 1876 the current tower was built in 1906, it stands at a height of 19.2 m (63 ft) and has a range of 27 km (17 miles). The original timing systems still controls the light. From the tower, balcony, enjoy the strong winds and the romantic setting.

Haut-fond Prince / Prince Shoal Lighthouse

Best seen from a boat, Haut-fond Prince Prince Shoal Lighthouse was put into place in 1964. It is named for Prince Albert, Prince of Wales, whose ship hit the shoal in 1904 on his way to official open the Victoria Bridge in Montreal. Built-in Levis, Quebec (across from Quebec City), Le Toupie – as it’s been nicknamed, sits in the St. Lawrence River in 38 feet of water.

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