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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

At the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula, 3 1/2 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

What can I do here?

  • Tour the interpretation centre to get some background about the ligthouse and the people who worked here.
  • Talk to interpreters in the lighthouse about the 24-7 job of lightkeeping in the 1870s. Find out what the weight in the kitchen was used for.
  • Climb to the top of the stone tower for spectacular views of the coast, and see the rare 19th-century lamp that once guided mariners to the seal hunt and Labrador fisheries.
  • Snap a photo - this is one of the most photographed sites in the province.
  • In summer, especially in the evenings, sit on the cliffs to watch puffins from the colony next to the light returning to their burrows and diving into the waves to feed on caplin and other small fish.
  • In summer, watch for icebergs and whales offshore.

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