New Brunswick, Canada
Swallowtail Lighthouse (Photo by Claus Wolters)
Type: Volunteer Host Keeper
Location: Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada
Contact: Laurie Murison (506) 662-8316 (Head volunteer)
Facility: Volunteers share a fully equipped 6 bedroom keepers' dwelling. Those with RVs can park at a nearby campground.
Opportunities are available from mid-May through early October, preferably for longer time frames but as short as a week.
Lighthouse and keepers' dwelling are located on a peninsula accessed by foot. Lighthouse is wooden and 4-storeys. Island has
a daily toll ferry service. Fog is common and the fog horn sounds every 20 seconds.
Duties: A minimum of 6 hours/day are requested giving ample time to explore the island and work on personal projects.
May and June duties include maintenance (cleaning buildings, scraping, painting, yard/trail work, basic carpentry), setting up
museum and gift shop for season, lighthouse tours as requested. July and August duties are shared with summer students in
museum and gift shop from 10 am - 6 pm and includes yard and trail work. Off hour lighthouse tours are optional if requested.
September and early October duties include work in gift shop, museum, maintenance and winterizing facilities.
The Lightkeeper’s Inn B&B (Rose Blanche Lighthouse)
Location: Near the town of Rose Blanche, Newfoundland.
Contact: The Rose Blanche Lighthouse, P.O Box 21, Rose Blanche,NL, A0M 1P0. Phone: 709-956-2052 (Off Season: 709-956-2903).
Facility: A newly renovated salt box style fisherman’s home, originally built in the early 1900s. Open from late spring to early fall.
The Inn has four rooms, each with a double bed and private washroom/shower. Amenities include: Fully equipped kitchen, Self-catered
continental breakfast, Barbecue, Washer/dryer (fee applies), Hair Dryers, Phone, Free WiFi, Satellite tv, Dvd player and a free pass to the
lighthouse and fisherman's museum.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
West Point Lighthouse Inn & Museum, PEI
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Contact: 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, O'Leary, PE C0B 1V0, Canada. Tel: (902) 859-3605 / (800) 764-6854 (toll-free)
Facility: The 4-star West Point Lighthouse Inn features 13 contemporary rooms and the rare opportunity to stay in a lighthouse. Each room has a
breathtaking view of the Northumberland Strait from the shore of West Point, Prince Edward Island. 11 rooms also feature walkout decks, while
The Keeper's Quarters and The Tower Room are located in a private guests-only section of the historic West Point Lighthouse Museum.
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