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Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada

A Whale of a Festival!

A Whale of a Festival!  © Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism

Celebrate the arrival of thousands of migrating whales to feed in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador during the annual Cape Spear Whale Festival.


Humpbacks breach clear out of the Atlantic Ocean, slamming back with a massive splash. Minke, Fin, Sperm and the occasional Orca and Blue whale shoot spouts into the clear sea air – 22 species of whales including the world's biggest population of Humpbacks migrate to the Newfoundland and Labrador coast between May and September to feast on capelin, krill and squid. The cliff top setting of Cape Spear lighthouse with its panoramic ocean views is a prime spot to watch the marine mammal action.

A Whale of a Festival! 

To celebrate the arrival of thousands of whales every year, Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and partners host the annual Cape Spear Whale Festival with special events, touch tanks, kid's activities and – of course - whale watching!


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm