Special events

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Whale festival

a mother and her child looking through a telescope with the help of another individual
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
Cost: Included in site admission fee.

Every year hundreds of whales migrate to the waters off the coast of Cape Spear to feed, with Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales being the most commonly seen.

Join us in celebration of their arrival with special activities, stuff for kids, whale watching (of course!) and more!

The Whale Festival is brought to you by Parks Canada and partners including the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nature NL, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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