Terrace Bay LighthouseVisiting Attractions Terrace Bay Lighthouse
Built in July of 2011, the Terrace Bay Lighthouse stands as a 50 ft. replica of the lighthouse on Slate Islands—and Stale Island’s sister lighthouse on Otter Island—which is currently the highest lighthouse on the Great Lakes, at 224 ft. above sea level. The Terrace Bay Lighthouse is located in the center of town, along Simcoe Plaza, just off the Trans-Canada Highway (Ontario Highway 17).
Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse to reach the viewing platform where there is a breathtaking view of Lake Superior, the Slate Islands and the rest of the surrounding area. A Loonie-operated, 50x zoom telescope is perched atop the Lighthouse in the observation platform and can reveal to you the tranquil shores of the Slate Islands! With a bit of luck, you can spot a caribou roaming the islands. So far the record has been two caribou spotted at one time!