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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-772-5367
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Ranked #3 of 62 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses
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Hamilton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

THis place I would say is the nicest in Canada. You can see whales without paying for a boat. The history is amazing visa v the views. Have to visit!

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you like to go to the very end of the trail , THIS is IT. Next stop England except that Ireland is in the way. You have reached the most eastern point of North America. Forest, You can now stop running and turn around, everything else is west of here! Before you leave, check out the light house. The... More

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St. John's, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Good spot to drive out to and walk around and take in the marvelous scenery and history. I recommend exploring all the old WWII tunnels and bunkers and going up to the famous lighthouse. It is a bit of a drive out, but worth the visit at least once.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Cape Spear is at the most easterly point in Canada. For ~$3 or $4, one can enter into an restored house and go back in time to when families lived near the lighthouse. We went on a blustery day and the seas were rough, but the drive up is pleasant (at the end of October, there is a 20km run... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great view, great climb, great time. Good way to kill an hour or two. It was really fun exploring the old battery. There's a huge cannon (looks more like a telescope), jail cell, lighthouse, and amazing view. Didn't pay to get into the little museum or art gallery - didn't need to. Definitely recommend a visit. Plus, it's just cool... More

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173 reviews 173 reviews
73 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On a visit to St John's on the cruise liner Balmoral we took an excursion which included a visit to Cape Spear. The views are spectacular and the fortifications are worth a wander around.

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Vancouver
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35 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good parking, lots of trails winding around the area, fabulous view from the top at the old lighthouse, there is a fee only if you want to go inside the old lighthouse, which is set up like a museum of the living arrangements in the 1800s ($3 for adults). Worthwhile on a clear day, would be even more awesome if... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are visiting St. John's this is a site you must add to your list. Cape Spear is located on the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's, Newfoundland and is the easternmost point in Canada (a photo op which you cannot miss). The views are absolutely breathtaking and I fell in love with this quaint and rugged province at Cape... More

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St. John's, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Gave me a whole new appreciation of the hardships of our people in the military forces. It was early September and the wind and the rain made it feel like some nightmare. Back in St. John's, perhaps 4 miles away? It was a balmy lovely day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cape Spear is the easterly most point of land in North America. A tour of the historic lighthouse is a must. Then take in the site of the Atlantic Ocean with the huge surf and waves breaking on the rocky coast.

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