Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

On Canada’s most easterly point of land, the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador offers a glimpse into the lives of 19th century lighthouse keepers and their families. Marvel at icebergs, migrating whales, and hunting seabirds on this rough Atlantic coast.

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Explore on your own

Breathtaking views, migrating wildlife, and fascinating history as you wander around the site at your own pace.

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Hike the east coast trail

You are sure to see captivating views and panoramic scenery.

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Visit the historic lighthouse

Let our guides sweep you away into the simple, isolated life of a light keeping family in the 1830s.

Visiting Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, tours, programs, special events.

Plan your visit

How to get here, hours of operation, passes and permits.


Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, environment, seasonal safety.

About Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Culture and history

Light keeping in the 1830s, Cape Spear during the Second World War, historic architecture, local cultural ties.

Stewardship and management

Plans and important bulletins.

How to get here

Contact us


Hours of operation

June 1 to October 11, 2024
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The grounds are open year-round.


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