Lighthouse Dome Recapitalization
This project is expected to begin in June 2018.
Reason for this work:Parks Canada is rehabilitating the historic Cape Spear lighthouse in order to protect this important cultural resource for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.This project is a part of a multi-year plan to improve infrastructure and enhance visitor experience at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Funding for this work is included in the unprecedented $3 billion federal investment over 5 years to support Parks Canada’s infrastructure, including heritage, tourism, waterway, and highway assets at national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
Outputs:This project will result in a completely rehabilitated dome structure and a stabilized lighthouse building. Specifically, the work will address: building foundation, chimney, light tower interior and exterior, exterior cladding, windows, false windows, doors, lantern and dome and catwalk.
Visitor and worker safety is a top priority for Parks Canada. The historic 1836 lighthouse and immediate area will be closed and inaccessible to the public during construction. Visitors to Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site are advised to exercise caution, respect all on-site signage and barriers, and to follow instructions from Parks Canada staff or contractors.
Although the historic 1836 lighthouse will be closed during the 2018 season, there is an abundance of other things to do and see at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site!