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.
In celebration of their arrival, Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium will host the ninth annual Whale Festival with kid's activities, whale watching (of course) and more!
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location(s): Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
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!
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location(s): The campfire circle near the parking lot