What do to in St. John’s Newfoundland

If you read my first blog on things to do in St. John’s and still are looking for more, here you are! Some more great highlights of what looks like an amazing destination.  Hope I can manage to get to all the seminars at the conference!

Looking forward to seeing you there and hearing what your favorite attraction is in the area!



Signal Hill National Historic Site

Signal Hill St. John's

Signal Hill St. John’s


  • Site of the Final battle of seven years war was fought here
  • Cabot tower, exhibits about its history
  • This windy location is best to visit in the summer months.

Picture:   “Signal Hill St John’s NF 2”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Signal_Hill_St_John%27s_NF_2.jpg#/media/File:Signal_Hill_St_John%27s_NF_2.jpg

Cape Spear National Historic Site

Cape Spear St. John's

Cape Spear St. John’s

  • Easternmost point in north America
  • Home of the Oldest Lighthouse in the province
  • Amazing View of the eastern coastline
  • Learn about how the lighthouse keepers lived
  • Entry point to East Coast Trail

Picture: Marshall, Brad. Cape Spear Lighthouse. Digital image. Panoramio. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/92642070>

East Coast Trail

  • hiking trail, takes you past cliffs and fjords, 50 metre suspension bridge, wave driven geyser, and more

Basilica of St. John the Baptist

  • This museum and library was built in 1850.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, St. John's

Botanical Garden, St. John’s

  • Features nature trails
  • Enjoy a simple lunch or glass of wine garden café while taking in the displays
  • Stunning art and botanical displays

Picture: Avery, Zoe. Botanical Garden Pond & Flowers. Digital image. Panoramio. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/42514907>.

Johnson Geo Centre

  • interactive exhibits for kids
  • exhibits on space, rocks, the titanic, and more
  • Features a 3D movie theatre

Waterfront (Just a 5 minute walk from the Delta!)

  • An assortment of Restaurants featuring the local catch of the day
  • Depending on the time of year you may get to see icebergs and whales

Newfoundland Museum at the Rooms

  • Learn about the history of Newfoundland
  • Learn about birds and animals of Newfoundland
  • Art exhibits

Pippy Park (suncor energy fluvarium)

  • A great all season park, featuring: golfing, camping, hiking/walking trails, wetlands in the warmer months and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter

Railway Coastal Museum

  • A Place for train LOVERS!

Terry Fox Mile 0 Site

  • The historic location where Terry Fox dipped his foot in the Atlantic ocean in 1980


If you missed our blog a few weeks back on “Get Crunk in St. John’s” click here for even more to do and places to eat in St. John’s!

I look forward to adding my own photos when I return!

Until next week,

Bonnie Pankratz