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- Posted:Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Canadian lighthouse opens to the public
Maybe it's never really occurred to you, but take a moment and think about how such a simple concept can be so important.
Perhaps I'm a little more intrigued than most, but that's why I was quite excited to hear about the opening of a lighthouse in Canada to the public.
If you're planning a visit to hostels in Quebec, be sure to check out the Ile Verte Lighthouse on the banks of the St Lawrence River.
First opened 200 years ago, it has had six keepers over the years - including four generations of the same family!
Those who are staying in hostels nearby will be able to attend an exhibition about its history, before heading up the tower itself, from which you can apparently spot passing whales.
Also in the area is the Lac-Temiscouata National Park, the latest reserve to be added to Quebec's network and likely to be a favourite among nature lovers.