Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie islands


Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie Lighthouse

Many of the St. Lawrence lighthouses are more imposing, but few have more charm. Abandoned in 1964, 102 years after it was first commissioned, the Pot à l’Eau-de-vie lighthouse was restored by Duvetnor in 1989, turning it into a cozy inn with three attractive rooms furnished in the spirit of the 19th century. It is a classified federal heritage building. Stand watch at the gateway to the continent like the last lighthouse keepers, come spend a day at the lighthouse. The Pot du Phare island is part of the Îles de l’Estuaire National Wildlife Area.

Further information

2021 Season

  • The opening date of the lighthouse is not yet set because some renovation works are required and the current sanitary measures due to COVID do not allow us to offer the usual service.

Package includes

  • Round-trip boat crossing from Rivière-du-Loup.
  • Room in double or single occupancy.
  • Guided cruise and tour.
  • Diner inspired from regional cuisine. You will select your main dish upon reservation. The menu varies with the seasonal availability of the products but but you can look at a preview as a foretaste.
  • Brunch
  • Snack.
  • Access to Pot du Phare trails once the birds have completed nesting in early July.
  • Lighthouse tower available at all times.

Deposit and cancellation policy

  • A 50% deposit is required upon reservation and the balance must be paid 15 days before your arrival.
  • There will be no refund for cancellation. However, it will be possible to get a credit for your next visit if you had to cancel for an exceptional reason.

Additional information

  • Three rooms with double bed.
  • Maximum of six persons or three couples.
  • Children less than 10 years old are not allowed.
  • Sink in every room.
  • Shared upstairs bathroom.
  • Smoking is not allowed within the lighthouse.
  • The dining table is shared by all occupants.
  • You can bring your own wine.
  • The entire lighthouse can be reserved for an exclusive use at a higher rate.
  • One-night package, but with possibility to reserve for another night.
  • Departure time depends on tide and will be communicated upon reservation.
  • Maximum of 1 piece of luggage per person. The boat crew may request reduction in volume, weight or number of transported luggage.
  • Telescope available for observing marine birds.
  • Provide for warm and comfortable clothing (wind-proof coat, polar, raincoat) and hiking boots.

Mind the birds!

You will be allowed to roam freely over Île du Pot-du-Phare only once the birds have finished nesting in late July. Few clearly marked areas will not be accessible until then. In addition, access to neighboring Gros and Petit Pot islands remains prohibited at all times.

  • Overnight escape
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2021 RATES

($ / person)
  • Opening dates not yet available
    (11-15 yrs)
    1st night$255/pers.$285/pers.$210/pers.
    2nd night$205/pers.$235/pers.$185/pers.
Tax on lodging, GST, and QST extra; services included