Your health and safety, and that of Parks Canada team members, is of the utmost importance to us. We are following the advice of public health experts and only those activities where measures can be implemented to minimize healthy and safety risks will be available to the public. Any special events at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site are cancelled for the 2021 season.

Whale Festival

Every year thousands of whales migrate to the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador to feed. The annual spring arrival of these magnificent animals, along with capelin and seabirds, are important natural and cultural events for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Humpback, Minke and Fin whales can be seen on a regular basis as well as dolphins, porpoises and Orcas. Some of the best whale watching vistas in eastern Newfoundland can be found in the waters off Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and Petty Harbour.


Historic Places Day Celebration

Join us for a family-friendly campfire experience in celebration of Historic Places Day!

Sit at the eastern edge of the country and enjoy a good old-fashioned campfire sing along with Newfoundland folk music; local tales of shipwrecks, love and ghosts; and s'mores! Make sure to bring a warm sweater and your best singing voice!