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Cape Spear Lighthouse

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Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
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Whales to watch

Very good spot for pictures, watch the whales, and learn some history of Newfoundland.We did not go inside the lighthouse as we were on a tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very good spot for pictures, watch the whales, and learn some history of Newfoundland.We did not go inside the lighthouse as we were on a tour.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to stand on the most easterly part of North America, with the ocean winds and watching whales. The stairs and paths up to the lighthouse were daunting for me, but my husband climbed up and enjoyed seeing the old lighthouse (1836), set up as it would have been a century ago. The newer lighthouse (1955) was under... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's a unique and special place, full of history. Also very beautiful views of the ocean, lighthouses and city.

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Kingsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the buildings were closed for an event the afternoon we were there. The area around the lighthouse has some lovely scenic photo opportunities, and the walks around the area are easy, but it was disappointing to not be able to see more of the lighthouse buildings.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice walk around the lighthouse. The lighthouse is also the starting point for several easy hikes, part of the east cost trail. I definitely recommend the North Head trail...if you have a bit of time ;)

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Most easternly point in the Western Hemisphere, breath taking views and knowledgable staff to treat you to the history. The scenery is vast and beautiful!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Was a nice tour to go see the easterly most point in North America along with the oldest lighthouse in North America.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited there as part of a tour group. The nice walking trail had plenty of interesting facts and you can hike up to the Lighthouse where a nice gift shop is located. We were also lucky to see some Orcas feeding and I also here that it can sometimes be a good location to see Icebergs.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing area, no matter what weather it is. I went in a few days ago, and the weather in St. John's had been pretty bad (cloudy and cold - temperature was only around 10 degrees Celsius), but the views were still spectacular - pretty cool to stay I've been to the most Eastern point of North America!

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King City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed visiting this site and learning that an entire family called the lighthouse home. Also amazed that they were so self sufficient back in those days. You tend to forget that there were no shopping malls or local stores. The cannons that the Americans had installed so long ago were massive and weighed approx 40 tons each. It had... More 

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Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's

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