Step back to the 1840's in the Historic Lighthouse to experience the daily life of a 19th century light-keeping family. Hike the headlands, exploring the remains of 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 afternoon tea in the 1836 lighthouse amid vistas of passing icebergs.


  • un homme en costume historique

    Activities and experiences

    Explore the history of Cape Spear with a guide or on your own

  • Watch for Whales

    Rent some binoculars at the kiosk and get a closer look at some amazing Atlantic mammals

All activities

Wildlife viewing Animal watching
Geocaching Geocaching
Lookout Lookout
Picnic area Picnicking
Sea birds Bird watching
Hiking Hiking
Museum Museum
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Notice board Interpretive trail
Photo Opportunity Photography
Interpretation Tours and programs