Activities and experiences

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

There are many ways to explore the vast history and ecological wonders of Cape Spear. Step back in time at the Historic Lighthouse experiencing daily life of a 19th-century light-keeping family. Hike headlands, explore remains of a Second World War coastal defense battery, and watch migrating whales and passing icebergs.

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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.

Parks Canada employee guides 4 individuals around the site

Take a guided walking tour

Explore the vast history and natural wonders of Cape Spear with a Parks Canada interpreter.

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Experience history hands-on

Try your hand at some of our historic activities that would have been common at Cape Spear during the 1830s.

Things to do

Sea birds Bird watching
Coffee shop Cape Spear Café
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Geocaching Geocaching
Hiking Hiking
Notice board Interpretive trail
Lookout Lookout
Museum Museum
Photo Opportunity Photography
Picnic area Picnicking
Interpretation Tours and programs
Wildlife viewing Whale watching

Services and amenities

Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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