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Me - looking over our NL itinerary "Hey honey we're getting close to Cape Spear and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Donna R
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Elliot Lake, Canada
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With spare time on our visit to St. John’s my wife and I drove out to the most Eastview in North... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me - looking over our NL itinerary "Hey honey we're getting close to Cape Spear and the Lighthouse." Hubby " ANOTHER LIGHTHOUSE?" Me "Yes, but this one is the easternmost in N.A. and there's a lot more to see than just a lighthouse" Understatement. Of....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With spare time on our visit to St. John’s my wife and I drove out to the most Eastview in North America. Being from the prairies the waves and colors of the water were hypnotizing to me. We really enjoyed the energy of the ocean....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tcwinnipeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went and visited the most easterly part of Canada. Like all Canadian parks and sites well maintained and worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a car and drive the 15 minutes from St Johns. This place was truly amazing, the natural beauty and power of the waves was awe inspiring! It is the most easterly point in the continent.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit in December, lucky there wasn’t any snow on the roads. The road isn’t plowed. Cape spear Lighthouse is located just a few miles from the city center of St. John and is well worth a visit. The lighthouse sits on the most norther ,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gina r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here. Great place for a hike. It was windy and cool this time year. Have to watch for ice on the trail. Lots of information signs along the way. Definitely worth the visit to learn and see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Knocker1963
Reviewed December 8, 2018

The most Easterly point in the world, it is a beautiful spot to visit. Vast ocean views and the East Coast trail is near by.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ReignLaw
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We chose this location on our first day in St. John's as the weather was perfect. The trails are paved and the views are excellent. The lighthouse may be permanently closed but we don't know for sure. We enjoyed reading about the military that was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

We visited when everything was closed, but would be a really great place in season. The views and walks are great and the gun placements would be great to see when open. Worth the trip

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed November 20, 2018

We were very fortunate to visit this site on a beautiful, warm day. View overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Signal Hill and Torbay to the north. The original Lighthouse is open for tours. There is also a gift shop on site and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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bhuggs1
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Patricia G | Reviewed this property |
It’s worth a stop even for 30 minutes. We were there on a windy day in October. All the buildings were closed for the season, but it was well worth the visit to walk around and watch the waves. There was a lower parking lot... More
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MBTaylor08
July 21, 2017|
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Response from MusicMandy | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy drive, no major roadworks.
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Nancy M
May 8, 2017|
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Response from drunkphotography | Reviewed this property |
That I did not see. But before you head there you can eat at a few places a few miles away.
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From_London_Ontario
London, Canada
Signal Hill & Cape Spear Lighthouse at St. John's (5 Replies)
My Mom and I will be traveling from St. John's to Bonavista to Twillingate and back to Witless Bay in a week's time. We have a really good plan and our hotels and B&B's are booked. In our rental car we are interested in scenery. So on our first day in St. John's we only want to drive by the jellybean houses and head to the coast a bit north. My main question is the walking distance to Signal Hill or Cape Spear Lighthouse and the difficulty for seniors? Will we be able to make it? What's...More
April 30, 2017|
Response fromjanidd|
Once you drive to Signal Hill and park, you won't have to walk far just to admire the views, same with Cape Spear. There are several hiking and walking trails but you don't use them to get to Cabot Tower or the Cape Spear lighthouse. Not sure if the Interpretation Centres or the Cape Spear lighthouse will be open this early in the year, and it's a bit of a walk uphill to get to the lighthouse. I will hopefully be in the Bonavista area this week, so any questions etc regarding your upcoming...More
arnieTsv
Townsville, Australia
Settling an Itinerary and where's best to stop over. (21 Replies)
So, I'm finalising my September holiday itinerary and was wondering if you may offer advice? We are really short on time and I know we aren't going to see most of what NL has to offer, however as I changed our trip to include NL (bit of a long story), I'm hoping we can at least get a little taste of what's on offer in only 5-6 days. We are use to full on holidays where we go non stop, we do it every year. We're not at all interested in lazing around or beaches, nor are we interested in...More
May 09, 2016|
Response fromarnieTsv|
Oh Mufti, thanks so much. I was expecting all posts of, I'm wasting my time doing such a fleeting visit, however I don't really have that option now. I would love to see puffins for sure, but I won't hold my breath. I expected to see one in Nova Scotia last year, however only found souvenirs and stuffed toys of puffins 😂 What you've said, sounds exactly what I'm after. I just hope I can fit it in.
KS_Travelers_11
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Three weeks in Newfoundland. Looking for advice. (5 Replies)
I have been reading this forum for three months trying to get advice for our June vacation in Newfoundland. I have read lots of good ideas, and I am looking for input for our travels. We will be traveling in a focus, pulling a teardrop camper. We will spend most of the nights in provincial parks. We are also looking for boondocking opportunities, and would like to know where others have dry camped. The times and distances are from the Newfoundland distance sites. We now have the route, and...More
March 30, 2011|
Response fromEESW|
You have a nice itinerary planned and it is obvious you have put a lot of thought into it. DAY 1 as well as Blow me Down PP do drive a bit further to Bottle HArbour and do some of the walks there. It is a delightful place. Make sure you stop at Marlaine's Tea Rooms in Lark Harbour too. I'm a bit confused as you have Day 6 drive to Cape St Mary and also on Day 10? Is this a mistake on Day 6 as this is considerably more than your estimated 65miles. You are also doubling route and sites......More