About St. John’s

Must-See Places

Signal Hill

As one of the National Historic Sites of Canada, Signal Hill celebrates the significant communications and military history. The Cabot Tower on the top of the hill gives a spectacular view of the North Atlantic and the city. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Hill,_St._John’s



The Johnson Geo Centre

The Geo Centre is also located on Signal Hill.

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Quidi Vidi Village

Once being a historic fishing village, Quidi Vidi Village is charming and scenic. Main charms include Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde, Quidi Vidi Brewing Company and Quidi Vidi Battery.



As a Registered Heritage Structure, Mallard Cottage is one of the oldest houses in St. John’s. The white Irish cottage was built in the late eighteenth.

When you wander around Quidi Vidi Village and get thirsty, it’s worth checking out the Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde, an old-fashioned neighborhood bar.

Quidi Vidi Brewing Company is the largest microbrewery in Atlantic Canada. Quidi Vidi brews all their beers with no adjuncts.

Quidi Vidi Battery is a provincial historic site and represents an important period in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador.



Fort Amherst

Built in 1777, there are no longer remains of the original fort that played a key role in the defence of the city. Today, the Fort has a lighthouse and remains of WWII guns that were used to defend against German U-boats.

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The Rooms

The Rooms is the place where you can immerse yourself in Newfoundland culture. It houses the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. It also offers a spectacular view of the harbour.



George Street

The street has the most pubs and bars per capita of any street in North America, and is known to have bars that are open later than most others throughout Canada. It’s the centre of the entertainment and festivities.



Newman Wine Vaults

A provincial historic site, the Newman Wine Vaults, the vaults date back to 1847.


Historical Churches

The Basilica Cathedral of. St. John the Baptist



The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist



Nearby Places (will need a car)

Cape Spear

Visit the most easterly point in North America!


It’s also home to the oldest lighthouse in Newfoundland.

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Enjoy a picnic at the scenic lighthouse in Ferryland, an hour’s drive from St. John’s

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For more info,  check out the City of St. John’s website or the Newfoundland Tourism website.