What to know before you visit

Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects to see if any facility work might impact your trip.


Ongoing projects

Cape Spear Lighthouse Dome Rehabilitation
Major visitor impact
This project includes major restoration of both the exterior and interior of the Historic Cape Spear Lighthouse. It includes window replacement, repairs to the lantern room and dome and upgrades to ensure water resistance.

Contemporary Asset Rehabilitation
The project will include the recapitalization of the existing Visitor Centre building; rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing onsite septic/wastewater system; and rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing orientation plaza, including the information kiosk.


Completed projects

World War II Bunker Recapitalization and Upgrades
Completed Fall 2017
Recapitalization, including stabilization, repair and rehabilitation of the entire existing Fort Cape Spear bunker complex. Also includes upgrades to current electrical system in the bunker complex. 

Most Easterly Point Site Recapitalization
Completed Fall 2017
Accessible walkway and public gathering area at the Most Easterly Point site has been improved and is more suitable for high-volume visitation and to accommodate special events. Features new seating areas, new railings and new viewing areas.

Water System Rehabilitation
Completion of the project resulted in the delivery of an adequate, reliable, potable water system; capable of servicing current and anticipated site requirements.


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