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Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
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This was one of my favourite places to go while living in St. John's. The lighthouse which is beautifully maintained was operated by several generations of the Cantwell family who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Miramichi, Canada
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Miramichi, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favourite places to go while living in St. John's. The lighthouse which is beautifully maintained was operated by several generations of the Cantwell family who trace their roots to the same part of Ireland that I was born in. The short drive to Cape Spear National Park is spectacular, especially when there are icebergs to... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The scenery is breath taking ...Whales ...Dolphins..Every kind or Marine Birds Abound.Add the historic gun battlements the amazing lighthouse !!All in all a must see>>>>Oh did I mention the Icebergs....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The day we went was beautiful and clear and we could see for miles. There were several whales we watch for more than 30 minutes.. Loved it

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Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was cool to go to the most easternly point in Canada, we even saw some whales in the distance! I believe the inside portion was closed when we went, would like to see those parts if my wife and I go back!

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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This lighthouse is on the eastern most point of North America. It boasts a rugged coastline and in season is a great site to watch icebergs

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The shops and lighthouse were closed when we were there but it was lovely to see the most easterly point of North America!

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Okanagan Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Decided to make a quick side trip out to Cape Spear whole visiting St. John's. It was March, so the place isn't actually open (which is why I could only rate it a 4/5). However, you can roam the grounds. The view is truly spectacular. It's kind of cool to stand at the edge of North America. I would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Mother Nature at it's finest, amazing views. Two lighthouses on the site and an old army barracks that you can walk through, really cool. If you go in the winter bring snow shoes! Free to walk around the attraction in winter (not sure about spring/summer) but still amazing no matter what time of year. Also it is the most eastern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I don't know how you can rate the magnificence of nature? The lighthouse is what it is as well as the tunnels etc. I was there for sounds the sights and rugged coastlines, the pitcher plants. Breath taking! Of course being a Newfoundlander I am just a little bias. :-)

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a must see location for anyone going to St. John's. I went three times during my week stay in the city!!! Old WWII ruins were a site.

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