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Perched on a rugged cliff, at our continent’s most easterly point, sits Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province, a National Historic Site, and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine history.
Explore the Lighthouse
The human history of Cape Spear Lighthouse is the story of the Cantwells. For over 150 years, generations of this famous family of lightkeepers resided at Cape Spear and worked tirelessly to maintain a light so vital to mariners. Step inside the restored lighthouse and discover the lifestyle of a 19th-century lighthouse keeper.
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Experience our Natural Beauty
Getting to Cape SpearCape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site is located 12 kilometres southeast of St. John's at the end of Route 11. For more information, visit the Parks Canada website.
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