The 100th Heritage Lighthouse Designation announced
Aug. 23, 2019
Global Korean Post
Canada’s heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of our nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history.
On Aug. 22, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced Enragée Point Lighthouse in Nova Scotia as the 100th designated heritage lighthouse in Canada.
Enragée Point Lighthouse is an octagonal, tapered reinforced-concrete tower that sits atop a cliff on Chéticamp Island, guiding mariners into the Northumberland Strait and Chéticamp Harbour.
With this new designation, an astounding 100 lighthouses in eight provinces have now been protected under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act – and more designations will follow. They include some of the country’s most architecturally and historically significant lighthouses, including Triple Island in British Columbia, Île du Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie in Quebec, and Cape Spear in Newfoundland and Labrador, and are treasured symbols of our country’s maritime heritage.
This significant milestone is timely as 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. In celebration, Canadians are encouraged to visit Canada’s network of heritage places to learn more about the people, places, and events that have helped shape our country’s history. From lighthouses to battlefields, historic neighbourhoods to cultural landscapes, there is an amazing array of places and stories to discover.
The Government of Canada continues to work in close collaboration with community groups and other levels of government to facilitate the designation of heritage lighthouses and ensure their protection for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come.