Our Lady of the lake

A beautiful iconic landmark to be preserved

Lantern Room

Mid 1800's French craftsmanship at it's best.

Protect & Preserve

Sealed up to prevent further decay

Give a gift & support the NLPS at the same time!

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One of six "Imperial Towers" built on the Great Lakes, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse has been an iconic local landmark for over 150 years.  With its impressive masonry construction and intricate finishing details of European origin, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse has provided safe passage for both commercial ships and recreational boaters around the treacherous shoals and shallow waters that guard the entrance to Collingwood's harbour.

Having saved countless lives through its 159 year history, the life of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse is now endangered itself and needs saving. Lighthouses such as this have played an integral role in Canada's maritime history and in particular, Collingwood's Shipbuilding past. Although no longer a "lighted" navigational aid, the mere physical presence of this towering structure serves to assist recreational boaters in visually navigating their way safety back to the safe harbour in Collingwood both in good weather and in bad.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is a registered charity dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse. Preserving its history for present and future generations of Canadians to enjoy while ensuring its role as a navigational landmark continues.

We need your help to preserve this unique part of Canada's Great Lakes history. Joining the  NLPS as a MEMBER is FREE, make a DONATION or VOLUNTEER to help in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with.

To learn more about the past history and current status of this unique piece of Canada's maritime heritage, please visit the HISTORY page of this website or CONTACT US for further information as to how you can help us in our Mission to save this unique and iconic structure.



Towards the restoration of the lighthouse!

Due to the efforts of our own Eleanor Burke,

you can return your beer, wine & liquor bottles directly to the Collingwood Beer Store

Mention you would like to DONATE YOUR RETURNS MONEY be placed in the

Nottawasaga Lighthouse jar. Every little bit helps!!


Limited Edition Print by Andrew Peycha $125.00

Only 200 signed and numbered prints


Also available at:

  • The Georgian Frame Gallery 172 Hurontario St. Collingwood
  • Matilda Swanson Gallery Thornbury

John & Carol Sanders commissioned Andrew Peycha many years ago and he agreed to have his work copied. We are very grateful to him for supporting the restoration of the lighthouse.

Paul Avery Video

Lighthouse Presentation by Joan Walters

Michael Storey Hawkwood Films