Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

505 Cape Shore Rd, CAPE BONAVISTA, NL A0C 1B0, Canada.

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is located about 6km north of town on the rugged point that marks land's end.

Built in 1843, the lighthouse was essentially a stone tower. The lightkeeper and his assistant both lived there.In the year 1870 it is re-constructed. You can clamber up narrow stairs to the light and inspect the ingenious clockwork mechanism that kept six lanterns revolving all night. Also it is a great spot for seeing whales, icebergs, and puffins.

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse was constructed in 1843 by the British colonial government to aid navigation in the area, which was an important fishing and trading region. It was built using local limestone and stands at 20 meters tall, with its light positioned 49 meters above sea level. The lighthouse was automated in 1962 and is still in operation today, serving as an active aid to navigation.

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is open to visitors, allowing them to explore its historic interiors and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding coastal scenery.

The lighthouse is open daily from mid-May through early October from 10:30am to 5:30pm.


  • Adult $6
  • senior/student $4
  • child (16 & under) free
Mapview of Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

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