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Burlington Canal Lightstation

The Burlington Canal Main Light – one of four John Brown-designed light towers that turn 160 years old this year – is part of the Burlington Canal Lightstation. The keeper’s dwelling is the oldest surviving building on Hamilton’s Beach Strip. During Doors Open, visit this site (exteriors only) and see how shipping, land transportation, recreation and industrial developments have transformed this landscape.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

1155 Beach Blvd. (CAUTION - use the underpass to cross Eastport Drive)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-920-8177
Email: hamiltonaco@gmail.com
www.bclg.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1857 (keeper’s dwelling); 1858 (tower); 1890s) relocated
Architect: Lachlan McCallum (keeper's dwelling); John Brown (tower)
Building type: Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington Canal Lightstation 1155 Beach Blvd. (CAUTION - use the underpass to cross Eastport Drive)