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Cape Spear National Historic Site

The far east of the Western World, and perched on the edge of a continent, Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America. Just 12 kilometres outside of St. John’s, Cape Spear has the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador and a Second World War coastal defence battery. Visit the restored lighthouse, stop by the visitor centre for exhibits on the history of lighthouses and their technology, and purchase a souvenir from the gift shop. Walking trails take the visitor along the coast to the most easterly point and Fort Cape Spear, a Second World War coastal defence battery. Portions of the East Coast Trail can also be accessed from Cape Spear. Icebergs, seabirds and whales are frequently seen during the summer with whale-watching popular from mid-June to August. Standing out here you’ll discover why we have our own time zone – we really are in a world of our own.

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