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Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the original 1836 structure that was destroyed by massive waves in 1886. In 1960, the Canadian Department of Transportation replaced the lighthouse with a modern steel structure, abandoning the original lighthouse. Members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron and concerned local residents salvaged the old lighthouse and moved it to its present location.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms

Contact info

97 Forsythe Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-9379


Year built: 1889
Architect: Henry George (Port Elgin)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse 97 Forsythe Street