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Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada

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Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Step into the life of a 19th century lighthouse keeper’s family and learn about maritime history at the restored Cape Spear Lighthouse. Hike the headlands, exploring the ruins of Fort Cape Spear, a Second World War coastal defense battery, while watching for hundreds of migrating whales whose arrival is celebrated with an annual Cape Spear Lighthouse Whale Festival. Then, savour the unique experience of dining by candlelight in the 1836 lighthouse amid vistas of passing icebergs.


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Fort Cape Spear
Explore the remains of Fort Cape Spear
Travel back to the Second World War on an interpretive walk amid concrete bunkers and gun barrels pointing seaward at Fort Cape Spear, remnants of a coastal defence battery on the lookout for German naval attackers.
Cape Spear Lighthouse Historic Dinners
Cape Spear Lighthouse Historic Dinners
Dine by candlelight on gourmet cuisine prepared by some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s finest chefs while you enjoy stunning views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the 1836 Cape Spear Lighthouse.
A Whale of a Festival!
A Whale of a Festival!
Celebrate the arrival of thousands of migrating whales to feed in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador during the annual Cape Spear Whale Festival.

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