Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Cape Bonavista

Built in 1843, the light at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 1800s. Experience a light keeper’s day in 1870 – a 24/7 job of polishing glass, filling oil lamps, recording weather patterns, and watching the waves from one of the most rugged points in Newfoundland.

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is a great destination to watch for whales, icebergs, and puffins in summer.


505 Cape Shore Road
Bonavista, NL A0C 1B0

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