Why Become a Member?

The CLLS Membership is for one person. The Membership Year runs for one year from the date that you purchased your New Membership.

You will receive a digital Membership Card via email upon payment of your Membership fee.

Please click on the Button below to purchase your New Membership. You will be automatically invoiced by email for your annual Membership Renewal on the anniversary date of your New Membership purchase. The digital renewal invoice will provide you with various payment options and you will receive a payment receipt by email.

If you want to cancel your Membership, please email the CLLS Treasurer at: clls.treasurer@gmail.com and you will be removed from the Membership Database and your renewal invoice will be cancelled.

As a Member of the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior (CLLS), you will actively support the preservation of Canada’s lighthouse heritage, stories and buildings. Each membership helps CLLS to preserve and share the story of lighthouses on Lake Superior. Large businesses and governments do help, but the purchase of a membership supports CLLS’s ability to build and share the story of lighthouses with a broader population. When you arrive at one of our 4 lighthouse sites you will want the trails to be cleared and accessible and someone to show you the many interpretive sites. In order to provide these amenities, not only are volunteers needed, but your financial support helps.

Membership includes one free entrance to any of the lighthouse sites, e-blasts, event invitations, opportunities to volunteer, access to our Lighthouse Tour, and to the Porphyry Island guest-house when you are volunteering. Being a Member is more than paying for something and receiving a membership card, it’s about being part of something that’s focused on sustainability of these national landmarks.

As the lighthouse group expands its footprint and builds the lighthouse trail eastward from the City of Thunder Bay, memberships help to keep interested people informed, while providing revenue for CLLS to help pay monthly insurance instalments, or assist in the hiring of summer students. Every little bit helps.

This year we will see some extra services provided on Porphyry Island increasing the value of your membership. Our onsite Wi-Fi service has been popular, enabling visitors to be capture their adventure online. We now have a sauna installed, along with improved docking facilities and a new propane fridge. The National Marine Conservation Area has also enhanced the site with more interpretation signs to explain the history and the wildlife on the island. Parks Canada has introduced the “Red Chairs” campaign.

Without the funds that memberships provide to the organization, the value of a visit would be lessened. Please consider purchasing a membership this year, and be part of something special.