Stark white Cape Spear Lighthouse pierces a sky swirling with seabirds atop a craggy headland. It overlooks a vast expanse of indigo ocean where glittering processions of icebergs glide by, Humpback whales breach and pods of porpoises send misty spouts into the Atlantic air. On North America’s easternmost point of land, historic Cape Spear Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, offers a glimpse into the lives of 19th century lighthouse keepers and their families.

Featured things to do

A Sip in Time - Afternoon Tea in the Lighthouse

Take a step back in time and join us for a Victorian low tea! Taste some 19th Century teas and pastries and learn how to be a proper tea guest in the restored Historic Lighthouse!

people walking along a rocky cliff edge

While walking the trails at Cape Spear National Historic Site of Canada you are sure to see captivating views and panoramic scenery!

Whale Watching

Celebrate the arrival of thousands of migrating whales in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador and take part in the annual Cape Spear Whale Festival

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Hours of operation

June 1st to September 4th, 2017
Every day, from 10am to 6pm

Complete schedule.


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list


Contact us

Telephone: 709-772-5367