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 Canada’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

Getting here

1914-1930 Black Head Road
St. John's NL A1A 1J0

Hours of operation

Closed for the season.

Complete schedule.


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


Contact us

Telephone: 709-772-5367

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