St. Paul Island Museum, Dingwall

Learn about the hardships of isolated island life by visiting St. Paul Island Museum, located in Canada's first heritage lighthouse. Climb to the top to see its Fresnel lens and views over the water. The museum documents the island's past, with artifacts related to the lighthouse and local life. Take a guided tour for an in-depth, fascinating history of the island and its shipwrecks. A visit to St. Paul Island Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dingwall travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Love these local museums- apparently quite a few lighthouse keepers have ended up in Dingwall and worked to get this lighthouse transferred here. Volunteer docents are informative and helpful. Glad it...  more »
  • We were heading to the St. Paul Island Museum. First we had a tour in the home. There used to have a lot of shipwrecks around the island nearby. We saw lots of money and other items that were found af...  more »
  • Read about this lighthouse and museum in a brochure and added it to our Cabot Trail bucket list. My husband, Darcy (our dog) and I were warmly welcomed into the museum. Darcy was treated to a dog bisc...  more »

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