Trip Planner: Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador / Newfoundland / St. John's / Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
Newfoundland's oldest surviving lighthouse, Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site guards the easternmost point of Canada and the North American continent. Built in 1836, the cube-shaped lighthouse stands 11 m (36 ft) tall, perched atop a rocky bluff jutting out into the North Atlantic. Explore the structure, painstakingly restored to its 19th-century appearance, and try to imagine the life of a lone lighthouse keeper. Enjoy the solitude and tranquility as ocean waves dramatically crash into the cliffs. In the colder months, you can spot icebergs floating by and whales feeding below. To visit Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and other attractions in St. John's, use our St. John's trip itinerary planner.
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Seems there might have been more to see here pre-covid, but just walking around is very scenic. As two people with some difficulty with stairs, going up to the old lighthouse wasn't hugely worth it... more »
Was fortunate to visit the Cape during a mini hurricane. Winds in excess of 120 KMH. Waves were pushing 40 feet and were remarkable to film. Great experience and easy access from the city. more »
The BEST sunrise in North America. How blessed our we as Canadians to have this experience! The grounds are beautiful, the sites are breathtaking. If you can get out there for a peaceful sunrise and share that serenity with the others that are there. Words can not describe it! Everyone was quiet as we watched in ah the sun come over the horizon. During the day when the park is open the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Check out the gift shop for some really cool stuff!
Excellent. Always worth the drive. Fantastic views. Check the weather before leaving St. John's though. It is only a 20 or so drive but it is completely exposed to Atlantic Ocean weather whereas St. John's is sheltered by the south side hills. It can be different especially the wind.
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