The tour begins in Red Bay, home to Red Bay’s National Historic Site and continues along the coastal highway through Labrador villages. Pass by Pinware River to take in the spectacular view and carry on for a view of the Burial Mound at L’Anse Amour. Dating from about 7,500 years ago, this is the burial site for a boy from the time of the Maritime Archaic civilisation.
Then it’s on to the focal point of the tour, Point Amour. At 109 feet from the ground to the light itself, Point Amour lighthouse is the tallest in Atlantic Canada and the second tallest lighthouse ever built in Canada. It is still a working lighthouse, now automated. The lighthouse tower and surrounding buildings have been designated a Provincial Historic Site. The residential part of the lighthouse, now renovated and partially restored to the 1850s period, houses an extensive series of exhibits portraying the evolution of lighthouse technology and the maritime history of the Labrador Straits.
A panoramic view of the surrounding land and sea, and a glimpse of its historical attributes can be witnessed during the 128-step adventure to the top. Enjoy a local snack prior to returning to the ship.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Language: English
- Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Not suitable for wheelchair users