Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site


For generation of mariners along this coast, the light at Cape Bonavista was their only connection to land while out on the dark sea. Built in 1843, the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower to see the same seal oil - fueled light used in the 19th century. A prime location to see whales, icebergs and puffins.

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Washrooms, lighthouse exhibits, gift shop, whale watching, puffin colony, trails, geology.

Helpful Information

Adults $6, Seniors/students $4, Youth $3, Under 5 free. Seasons pass to all 11 Provincial Historic Sites $15

Contact Information

Route 230 , Bonavista
48.7012, -53.0857 (Download GPX)
May 20 - Oct 6
+1 (709) 468 7444
+1 (709) 729 0592
+1 (709) 729 7989


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Starting at $6 Per Person
Cape Walk and Berry Tasting
The landscape around Cape Bonavista is described as desolate and barren. However, it is rich with life. Take a walk around the Cape with our staff and explore the diversity of life. Depending on the season you’ll get a chance to taste some of the berries found in the area such as partridgeberries and blueberries. The Cape is also a great place for iceberg spotting, bird watching, and whale watching. You might even see puffins as they take off from their dens on a nearby island, only metres away.
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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

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