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
- 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
- In summer, watch for icebergs and whales offshore.
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