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Another Lighthouse

Built in 1843 and used continuously until 1962, we climbed to the top of the stone tower to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ottawa, Canada

Great views, beautiful scenery. You can take a tour of the lighthouse for small fee. Fairly windy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denitra K
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Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Built in 1843 and used continuously until 1962, we climbed to the top of the stone tower to see the same seal oil - fueled light that was used in the 19th century. We also spent some time walking along the rocky headland to the...More

Thank CatharineB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great views, beautiful scenery. You can take a tour of the lighthouse for small fee. Fairly windy on the rocks.

Thank Denitra K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the insights from the lighthouse team:), the museum and the views and history. Great area to hike in.

Thank mikepascoe2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super scenery and lots of history. Very informative interpretation centre. Adjacent gift shop with local flair.

Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse was amazing but getting there was something else. Not one sign in the town...we had a ask someone how to get there. Stopped at the restaurant on the way down and had an ice cream cone and sat on their deck...met a couple...More

Thank PeggyR898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugged landscape with open ocean views. Lovely walking trails and lots of rest stops along the way. A nice way to spend some time with a very helpful visitor's centre. I was most intrigued by what appeared to be huge Inukshuks, archways and other formations...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Cape Bona Vista to see the lighthouse and had a great tour inside. Outside on the island was a colony of puffins and some amazing rock formations.

Thank Judi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse sits right at the tip of the rugged Cape Bonavista, about 5 kilometres north of the town of Bonavista. It’s worthwhile spending an hour or so here, longer if it’s iceberg season and you can see an iceberg in the distance,...More

4  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived and wanted to have our picnic first so was able to sit by the parking lot overlooking a huge iceberg which was fantastic. Walked up to the lighthouse and you can go inside for $6pp so we thought why not. There was a historical...More

1  Thank galaxy148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot. Very interesting history and it’s the last active manned lighthouse by the ministry of ocean and fisheries. Great spot to see the puffins too! I managed to cheat with slinking my phone’s camera to the visitors binoculars :)

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Corbett P
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Juanita_la_loca | Reviewed this property |
No. It is not a restaurant/dinner theatre. It is an old lighthouse, restored to a historic period. It is a very interesting, but quick, tour through the property.
September 21, 2017|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
The Parks employees are in the keeper's house and answer questions visitors have after looking into the various rooms. We did not have a guided tour, but looked at the various rooms at our own pace. We found the keeper's... More
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the leaky in answering but we have been travelling back to the UK from NL. the lighthouse is open daily 9.30 - 5.0. There is a dinner there this evening and the contact is Marlene Russell on 709 468 7444