"I am very pleased that the Woody Point Lighthouse will be designated a heritage lighthouse under the Hertiage Lighthouse Protection Act. This decision means thew preservation of an important and beautiful piece of our history."Gudie Hutchings,Member / Députée, Long Range Mountains
The Government of Canada continues to preserve heritage lighthouses across Canada for future generations. As part of this effort, the federal government has designated the Woody Point Lighthouse as a heritage lighthouse under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.
The will ensure that the Woody Point Lighthouse`s heritage and character is protected and preserved for the future.
The Woody Point Lighthouse is a beautiful part of our history and an important part of Gros Morne National Park. By preserving it for future generations, it will allow our kids and grandkids to maintain their connection with our history and it will continue to attract visitors to the area.
This new designation was part of a total of 90 lighthouses in eight provinces that have now been protected under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act – and more designations will follow.
- The Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, which is administered by Parks Canada, allows for the identification and protection of federally-owned lighthouses with heritage value. The federal government and other non-federal owners protect heritage lighthouses under the terms of this Act.
- The last time the federal government announced new heritage lighthouse designations (13) was on July 7, 2016.
- These designations are made by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.