Lighthouse Protection Information Session – St. John’s
Help Protect Heritage Lighthouses!
In February 2012, Parks Canada and the Provincial Department of Tourism, Culture & Recreation, together with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador will be holding community information sessions in Newfoundland to present information on the nomination, designation, and protection of heritage lighthouses.
St. John’s Information Session:
Date: Monday, February 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Newman Wine Vaults (Corner of Water Street and Springdale Street)
The Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act
The Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act enables the designation and protection of federally owned lighthouses with significant heritage value. The Act depends on Canadians to support lighthouses by nominating them for designation through a petition.
Ninety-five (95) lighthouses across Canada have been nominated for designation under the Act through a public petition process. The number of petitions received illustrates the depth of attachment and appreciation Canadians feel for these iconic buildings. Three (3) petitions have been received for lighthouses in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Find Out More
The time to petition to save heritage lighthouses is drawing to a close. Residents of Canada may nominate lighthouses for designation up to and including 29 May 2012 by forwarding a petition to Parks Canada.
The sessions will also explore opportunities for adaptive re-use of surplus lighthouse. Many of the lighthouses in Newfoundland and Labrador operated by the federal government have been declared surplus which opens up development opportunities for community groups and the private sector.
To find out more about the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act or how you can get involved in helping to protect these icons of our coasts, please attend one of the information sessions.
You can also visit the Parks Canada website for additional program information or to obtain a nomination package:
For additional information, please contact:
Heritage Lighthouse Program
Parks Canda Agency
25 Eddy (25-5-P)
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Newfoudland and Labrador
P.O. Box 5171
St. John’s NL A1C 5V5
Telephone: 709.739-9005, ext. 1