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Food lovers are truly at home in St. John’s. Fish and chip shops are found all over town, restaurants offer a fresh catch of the day, and lobster season affords smaller lobster with thicker shells and tastier meat. For dessert, chocoholics must visit the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. Using the finest local ingredients like native wild […]

Quidi Vidi Village is a quaint fishing community still operating today in the heart of the City of St. John’s. Mallard Cottage, once the oldest cottage in North America, is now a restaurant based on the traditional food Newfoundland and Labrador. The Quidi Vidi Plantation has a year round artisan incubator, open to the public. […]

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 completed in 1850, the Military Road structure was consecrated as a cathedral in 1855. At that time, it was the […]

Immerse yourself in our culture at Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space located in the heart of St. John’s. It’s the place where it all comes together – our history, heritage and artistic expression. The Rooms unites the Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum. A place for people, The Rooms is a portal to […]

A short drive from St. John’s, prepare to be thrilled on a boat tour to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, the largest Atlantic Puffin sanctuary in the Western Atlantic. About 95% of North American puffins breed off the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. They are exceptional swimmers, but awkward in flight, so they are a real […]

This historic site celebrates the rich communications and military history of Signal Hill and sits amidst a spectacular view of St. John’s and the sea. Signal Hill was where Guglielmo Marconi received the first wireless message in 1901, as well as the site of harbour defences for St. John’s from the 18th century to the […]

The far east of the Western World, and perched on the edge of a continent, Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America. Just 12 kilometres outside of St. John’s, Cape Spear has the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador and a Second World War coastal defence battery. Visit the restored lighthouse, […]

Big city got you feeling rushed? Make the moments last at Fishing Point Park in St. Anthony. Enjoy the mystical rugged ocean coastline and vast wilderness of pristine valleys and lake-dotted mountains. Incredible scenery and solitude are found throughout our wide collection of hiking trails. There are trails which travel far into the wilderness and […]

The only known Viking settlement in the New World, the archaeological remains at L’Anse aux Meadows were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Norse history, artifacts, and lifestyle are all on display. Discover your inner Viking by listening to stories as told by traditionally-dressed interpreters in reconstructed sod huts. The scenic community of […]

In 1892, a British doctor named Wilfred Grenfell arrived in St. Anthony, where he commenced building a medical system that has grown to serve the entire region of Northern Newfoundland and coastal Labrador. During his time, Dr. Grenfell’s adventures and accomplishments were renowned throughout the world. An interpretation centre allows guests to walk in the […]

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