The scene of an 1838 invasion by Canadian “Patriots” and their American supporters, the Bois Blanc Lighthouse near Amherstburg, Ontario has stood for more than 100 years. This tall limestone lighthouse marked the entrance/gateway to the mouth of the Detroit River and access to the Upper Great Lakes and though not now open to the public, still reminds us of her importance to those who relied on her beams.

Getting here

Bois Blanc Island ON

Hours of operation

The Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse is not open to the public and has no hours of operation. The lighthouse may be viewed from the Amherstburg, Ontario shore of the Detroit River.

Fees

No entry fee at this location

Contact us

Telephone: 519-736-5416
Email: ont.fort-malden@pc.gc.ca