Come and visit the fully restored Rose Blanche Lighthouse , located in scenic Rose Blanche , just a 45km drive along Route 470 from Port aux Basques. Built in 1871 from a nearby granite quarry, this lighthouse stands as a proud sentinel of our shores. D & T Stevenson, lighthouse engineers from Edinburgh, Scotland, designed the original apparatus. This is the family of noted author Robert Louis Stevenson. The light currently on display is a sixth-order Fresnel lens that is one of the few remaining lenses of this type. Restored in 1999 and furnished with 19th century reproduced furniture and local antiques, this lighthouse is a must-see for all lighthouse enthusiasts. The lighthouse is open to the public on a seasonal basis.
After visiting the Rose Blanche Lighthouse , wander through the picturesque community by way of the trails and roads. Rose Blanche offers an overall fishing village charm with wonderful homes in an array of colors nestled in the hills of the community. Spend a little time and learn of the community's rich culture and heritage.
Rose Blanche Lighthouse Inc. has dedicated this restored lighthouse to all those mariners who sail our shores and to the lights and their keepers that bring them home.