Pre/Post Cruise Info
Does your cruise begin or end in St. John’s? Here in Newfoundland and Labrador we’d say, “That’s just wonderful grand!” Why not stay awhile and enjoy our world famous hospitality? Once you cruise here, you’ll never want to leave.
St. John’s International Airport is served by many major airlines, and can be reached via national and international connections. Passenger airlines operating from St. John’s include Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, and United as well as the locally-owned and -operated Provincial Airlines and the French line Air Saint-Pierre. For more information:
Wake up to the first sunrise in Canada! Accommodations in St. John’s include boutique hotels, heritage properties, charming B&Bs, and large international brands. Set your watch to Newfoundland Time (1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Time) or just leave your watch at home! Stay awhile in St. John’s – there’s nothing routine in our little corner of the world, so it’s easy to leave it all behind. Search accommodations:
South of St. John’s, the Irish Loop is home to humpback and minke whales, millions of seabirds, and woodland caribou. Many years, icebergs float by as well. The “Loop” is also home to the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, founded in the 1620s by Lord Baltimore as one of the oldest European settlements in North America. This is a rich and active archaeological site, with a sophisticated interpretation centre. A short drive away you’ll find Cape Race, where the first distress signal from the Titanic was received and transmitted. And at nearby Mistaken Point, you’ll find 565 million-year-old fossils that show the earliest forms of deep-sea life on the planet.
This tour takes you to the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve seabird sanctuary, one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world, and into an area of Placentia Bay that played an exciting part in the history of North America during its early days when England fought France for control of the colony and the continent.
East Coast Trail
The trail offers a range of wilderness hiking and walking paths from easy to strenuous that include geographical wonders such as towering cliffs, fjords, sea stacks, rock arches and even a wave-driven fresh water geyser called the Spout.
The Admiral’s Coast follows Route 60 along the western and southern shores of Conception Bay from Colliers to Conception Bay South and Paradise. It’s a mix of rural and urban. In Conception Bay South, walk the famous fossil bed at Manuels River or scuba dive around the ore boats that were sunk by U-boats just off Bell Island during World War II.