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“We went on a foggy day, went back on a sunny day...SUNNY day rules!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Lighthouse
Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-772-5367
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Ontario
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“We went on a foggy day, went back on a sunny day...SUNNY day rules!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Being at the most easterly point of Canada is exciting itself. The first time we went unfortunately there was fog, so we returned the next day, and with clear skies and sunshine... what a difference! The drive to the lighthouse was stunning- on the way there you can see the ocean to your left, and there are places to park and get the scenic view. Historic plaques to read, and the gift shop was closed when we went (Nov 24, 25)

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Breathtaking !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went here at the of July 2012, I had warned my spouse how it might be very windy but it was beautfiul sunny day with very little wind, amzing views of the Atlantic ocean, even see whales breaching from there.

Visited July 2012
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Thornbury, Canada
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“The most Easterly point in Canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This national heritage site is spectacular. The view from the lighthouse and shore is amazing.....swim in an easterly direction and the next land is England, Greenland, Portugal or the Faro Islands.
Nature at her most rugged and and fearsome.

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“On the edge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We visited on a perfect day - sunny and windy - a great day to visit the very edge of North America!

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Beautiful view-a must see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

If you come in the fall, dress warm!! The gift shop wasn't open this late in the season either. Overall, really great experience!!

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