Attractions

St. John's offers spectacular ocean vistas, striking scenery, outstanding hiking trails, fantastic museums, significant historical and cultural sites and so many more attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay.

ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Designed by the great English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is regarded as one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical Gothic Revival in North... Read More
Street:
16 Church Hill
Telephone #:
(709) 726-5677(office) or 726-1999
Bannerman Park
Bannerman Park is a Victoria-style urban park located in historic downtown St. John’s and contains a public swimming pool, playground, a baseball diamond, and many large open grassy areas.... Read More
Street:
Military Road
BASILICA OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
With its twin 43-metre-high towers and location on the high hill on the northern side of the harbour, the Basilica has long been the dominant feature of the St. John's skyline. Begun in 1841 and... Read More
Street:
200 Military Road
Telephone #:
(709) 754-2170
BLACKHEAD CHAPEL MUSEUM
A tiny wooden chapel constructed as a one-room school in 1879.  Open year-round, by appointment only
Street:
8 Blackhead Village Road
Telephone #:
(709) 753-1077
BOTANICAL GARDEN
Memorial University's Botanical Garden is located near the heart of St. John's. It is unusual in its dual purposes of botanical garden and natural reserve. The flower gardens include a... Read More
Street:
306 Mount Scio Road
Telephone #:
(709) 864-8590
E-mail:
Bowring Park
Bowring Park is an old-style English park located in the west end of St. John’s where visitors can enjoy activities such as feeding the ducks and swans, walking or cycling the meandering trail... Read More
Street:
399 Waterford Bridge Road
Cape Spear National Historic Site
Just 17 kilometres from downtown St. John's, Cape Spear National Historic Site is situated at the most easterly point in North America. Here, overlooking the North Atlantic, stands the oldest... Read More
Street:
Cape Spear
Telephone #:
(709) 772-5367
Fax #:
(709) 772-6302
Website:
COCHRANE ST. UNITED CHURCH
The present Cochrane Street church is unique in architecture in the province. It shows a Northern Italian exterior with many distinctive features. The interior has elements of the Byzantine style... Read More
Street:
81 Cochrane Street
Telephone #:
(709) 722-3023
Fax #:
(709) 722-3260
E-mail:
COLONIAL BUILDING
Colonial Building opened in the 1850s, almost two decades after Newfoundland obtained self-government in 1832. Constructed of white limestone brought from Cork, Ireland, the neoclassical building... Read More
Telephone #:
(709) 729-0862
Fax #:
(709) 729-0870
COMMISSARIAT HOUSE
This provincial historic site was constructed in 1818 -1821. This gracious Georgian structure is located in the east end and served as the home and office of the Assistant Commissary General. During... Read More
Street:
Kings Bridge Road
Telephone #:
(709) 729-6730/0592
Fax #:
(709) 729-7989
CONFEDERATION BUILDING
Standing on a hill overlooking historic St. John's, Confederation Building houses the Legislative Assembly. The 12 storey East Block was opened in 1960 and, at that time, housed all Provincial... Read More
Street:
Prince Philip Drive
Telephone #:
(709) 729-2300
Court House
Opened in 1901, the Court House on Duckworth Street is an impressive Victorian-era stone building made with local granite and sandstone. The stonework was cleaned in 1988 and the neo-Romanesque Court... Read More
Street:
Duckworth Street
EAST COAST TRAIL
The East Coast Trail is a 540 km coastal hiking experience that takes you to the outermost reaches of North America. The trail provides hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure,... Read More
Telephone #:
(709) 738-4453 (HIKE)
Fax #:
(709) 738-1122
Fort Amherst
The first lighthouse in Newfoundland was built by the British Military Garrison in 1810 and is located at the base of the Southside Hills at the entrance to St. John's Harbour Narrows opposite... Read More
GEORGE STREET UNITED CHURCH
This is the oldest surviving Methodist church in St. John's. The cornerstone was laid in 1872. The church is built of Newfoundland stone and slate quarried from the Southside Hills of the city... Read More
Street:
George Street West
Telephone #:
(709) 726-8775/5304
GOVERNMENT HOUSE
This is the official residence of the Lieutenant Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Inside are also reception rooms, offices and support facilities; the Lieutenant-Governor's office is the... Read More
Street:
Military Road, St. John's
Telephone #:
(709) 729-4494
Fax #:
(709) 729-2234
GOWER STREET UNITED CHURCH
This visibly striking church, sometimes called the "Methodist Cathedral", is built of red brick and was completed in 1896 after the previous church on the site was destroyed in the Great... Read More
Street:
99 Queen's Road
Telephone #:
(709) 753-7286
GRAND CONCOURSE
The Grand Concourse is an integrated walkway system for the cities of St. John's and Mount Pearl and the Town of Paradise. Its 120 kms of walkways link every major park, river, pond and green... Read More
Telephone #:
(709) 737-1077
Fax #:
(709) 737-1014
Harbourside Park
This delightful park is located in downtown St. John’s opposite the National War Memorial. Harbourside Park plays host to the City of St. John’s lunchtime concert series, Music at... Read More
Street:
Water Street (East)
Inside Outside Battery
Disclaimer: City does not warrant the accuracy and safety of the walk and app.  Users are responsible for their own safety. Download this free walkers' companion to your smartphone, and... Read More
Street:
Battery Road
JAMES J. O'MARA PHARMACY MUSEUM
The James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum is a heritage drug store circa 1895, and is a replica of a working pharmacy complete with a set of antique store fixtures, a display of pharmaceutical... Read More
Street:
Apothecary Hall, 488 Water Street
Telephone #:
(709) 753-5877
Fax #:
(709) 753-8615
JOHNSON GEO CENTRE
The GEO Centre shows the amazing life-story of our planet, through the remarkable geology of Newfoundland and Labrador. One of the most distinctive buildings in the province, the GEO Centre is... Read More
Street:
175 Signal Hill Road
Telephone #:
(709) 724-7625
Toll Free #:
1-866-868-ROCK (7625)
Website:
NEWFOUNDLAND MUSEUM AT THE ROOMS
The museum at The Rooms tells the stories of Newfoundland and Labrador and its diverse peoples.  Three floors of exhibit space offer fascinating permanent and temporary exhibits.  The Rooms... Read More
Street:
9 Bonaventure Avenue
Telephone #:
(709) 757-8000
Website:
NEWFOUNDLAND T'RAILWAY
Known as the Newfoundland T'Railway Provincial Park, the rail bed route extends for 883 kms (548 miles) linking urban, rural and wilderness areas and providing travellers with first hand... Read More
Telephone #:
(709) 256-8833
Fax #:
(709) 651-3849
Website:
NEWMAN WINE VAULTS PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE
Visit the only historic wine vaults in Newfoundland. Open during the summer months.
Street:
436 Water Street
Telephone #:
(709) 739-7870
Fax #:
(709) 739-5413

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