Things To Do in St John's
1. Explore Gros Morne National Park
This UNESCO World heritage site is 485 million years in the making, and with 1,805 square kilometres to explore, there is plenty to discover. Thundering waterfalls, awe-striking glaciers and enormous summits await your arrival. Outdoor activities available include hiking, boating, camping and fishing.
2. Take in the View at Cape Spear
The most easterly point in North America, a visit to the Cape Spear lighthouse is one of the most iconic attractions in Newfoundland. Why not experience the unforgettable and watch the sun rise with the whole of North America stretching out in front of you? Don’t forget to keep an eye out for whales and puffins too.
3. Terra Nova National Park
Perfect for outdoor adventurers, Terra Nova National Park has something to offer in all seasons. Watch in wonder as icebergs float by in the spring, camp in the magnificent wilderness in the summer, kayak along the breath-taking coastline in the autumn and cross-country ski across the 400 square kilometre park in the winter. Terra Nova can provide countless things to do, no matter what your taste.
4. Become an Honorary New Foundlander
If you have fallen in love with St. John’s during your visit, why not become an honorary citizen? The ‘Screech-In’ ceremony involves a shot of screech, a short recitation and the kissing of a cod. Normally taking place in a pub, this is the perfect way to feel at home in this maritime province.
5. L’Anse aux Meadow National Historic Site
This site provides the perfect excursion for history buffs. Sitting on the northern tip of Newfoundland, L’Anse aux Meadow is home to the remains of an 11th Century Viking settlement. This is not only evidence of the first European presence in North America, but is the only authentic trace of Viking settlement on the continent.