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Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Need an escape? Parks Canada has you covered!

Activities

Tely Hike
How Chocolate Changed the World
Whale Festival
Lighthouse Dinners
Stories of Shipwrecks
Campfire at Cape Spear
Music at the Sites 
Fort Cape Spear  

 

Tely Hike

The East Coast Trail turns 20! On Saturday, June 7, come celebrate with the East Coast Trail Association on International Trails Day, the annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser. The City of St. John's is the host community this year and three hikes offered will start at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site! For more information and registration, visit the East Coast Trail Association website. We are looking forward to hiking with you!

How Chocolate Changed the World: An evening of chocolate tasting at one of Parks Canada’s most scenic sites

Join Newfoundland Chocolate Company on a walk through history at beautiful Cape Spear and discover how the humble cocoa plant helped shape the world we know today. Open to chocolate lovers of all ages. Places are limited so please book early. Saturday June 21, 7:00 to 9:00 PM - Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Adult $20, Child $15. Tickets available in-store.

Whale Festival

Every year thousands of whales migrate to the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador to feed. Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site is one of the premier locations to sit and take in the spectacle these giants put on each summer. In celebration of their arrival off our shores, Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site will host on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 10am-3pm, its fourth annual 'Whale Festival' with special events, exhibits, whale watching and more!

Cape Spear Historic Dinners

Come and enjoy the ambiance, dining by candlelight with gentle sounds of traditional music in the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland, just steps from the most spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Parks Canada in partnership with the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland brings some of the province’s finest chef’s to the lighthouse to share our exquisite local cuisine, creating a truly unique fine dining experience only possible in Eastern Newfoundland. With wine, $85. Without wine, $75. Call 765-8483 for reservations. Find out more here: Cape Spear Historic Dinners

Stories of Shipwrecks

From the creator of the award-winning St. John`s Haunted Hike comes an evening of stories of shipwrecks and sea monsters at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. July 31 and August 28, 7:00 PM. Cost: $15 ($10 for kids 12 and under) – cash sale only

Campfire at Cape Spear

Come sit around our campfire! Join us in singing and clapping along to all of your favourite campfire songs or just sit back, relax and listen while you roast marshmallows and enjoy a cup of the Newfoundland Chocolate Factory's finest hot chocolate and experience a magical family evening at Cape Spear. June 28, July 12, and August 16 at 7:00 PM. Adult $3.90, Child $1.90.

Music at the Sites

Parks Canada in partnership with the Folk Arts Society will be presenting a concert series featuring local artists at iconic national historic sites in eastern Newfoundland. Performances will take place at the Signal Hill Theatre, The Cape Spear Bunkers, Castle Hill and Ryan Premises throughout the summer and into the fall. Check with our visitor centre staff for dates and performers!

Fort Cape Spear

This new interpretive program walks visitors through remnants of the WWII batteries & other defense structures & tells the little known story of the “small” town that sprang up at Cape Spear almost overnight. Every Sunday in July and August, 3:30 PM. Adult $3.90, Child $1.90.