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75 Best and Fun Things To Do In St. John’S, Newfoundland And Labrador

Located on the east coast of Canada’s Avalon Peninsula, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, is this vibrant coastal city with a number of things to offer visitors.

The downtown area is one of the oldest commercial districts in North America, featuring art galleries, museums, restaurants, parks, and an array of specialty shops on the narrow winding streets.

On the hills overlooking the harbor, you’ll be able to see the line of brightly colored houses locally known as Jelly Bean Row.

St. John’s is also known for its unspoiled natural beauty, with plenty of scenic hiking trails in the vicinity and boat tours being offered along the coastline.

Whale watching is a popular activity here, with Humpback, Minke, Fin, Sperm, Blue, Pothead, Sei, and Right whales frequenting the area.

In addition to the whales, St. John’s is a marine bird paradise that comes alive during the summer months.

Want to know more about what St. John’s has to offer? Keep reading for a comprehensive of everything there is to do here so you can plan your trip accordingly.

The 75 Most Popular Things To Do In St. John’S, Newfoundland And Labrador

75. Irish Loop Street

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (1 review)

74. Bidgood park

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

Location: Powers Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 754 2489

Web Address:   http://bidgoodpark.com/

73. Lance Cove Beach

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

72. Brocks Head Pond

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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71. Blast Hole Ponds

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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70. Virginia River Trail

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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69. Signal Hill Tattoo

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

Location: 230 Signal Hill Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 772 5367

68. Manuels River

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

67. The Spout

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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66. Grand Concourse Authority

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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Location: 439 Allandale Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 737 1077

Web Address:   http://grandconcourse.ca/

65. Newfoundland Kitchen Party

3.7 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)

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Location: 21 Queens Road Street John’s NL

64. Peter Lewis Gallery

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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Location: 5 Church Hill Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 722 6009

Web Address:   http://peterlewisgallery.com/

63. Freshwater Bay

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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62. Sugarloaf Path

4.8 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

61. Kellys Island

3.8 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)

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60. Cuckolds Cove

4.8 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

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59. Cochrane Pond

4.7 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)

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58. Neils Pond

4.5 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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57. Colonial Building

4.1 ★★★★☆ (14 reviews)

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Location: 90 Military Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 729 0592

Web Address:   http://seethesites.ca/

56. East Coast Trailhead – Spout Path North

4.5 ★★★★★ (15 reviews)

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Location: 4363  52  Ridgeview Ln

Web Address:   http://eastcoasttrail.com/

55. Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)

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Location: Apothecary Hall 488 Water Street Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 221 0600

Web Address:   https://nlpharmacymuseum.com/

54. Paddys Pond

4.2 ★★★★☆ (18 reviews)

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53. Long Pond

4.7 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

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52. Bell Island Ferry Disaster Memorial

4.5 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

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Location: Bell Island NL

51. Murray’s Peak Hiking Trail

4.5 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

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Location: 117 107 NL 60 Holyrood NL

50. Jellybean Row

4.5 ★★★★★ (23 reviews)

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Location: 245 Duckworth Street Unit 1 Street John’s NL

49. Eastern Edge

4.5 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)

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Location: 72 Harbour Dr Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 739 1882

Web Address:   http://easternedge.ca/

48. Captain Wayne’s Marine Excursions

5.0 ★★★★★ (28 reviews)

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Location: 253 North Side Rd. Bay Bulls NL

Tel:  709 763 8687

47. Ocean Science Centre

4.6 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: 0 Marine Lab Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 864 8100

Web Address:   http://mun.ca/osc/

46. Octagon Pond

4.7 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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45. Kents Pond Trail

4.8 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: 2E3 Kent’s Pond Walk Street John’s NL

44. Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum

4.9 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)

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Location: 115 The Blvd Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 733 3910

Web Address:   http://rnfldrmuseum.ca/

43. Mickeleens Path

4.5 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)

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Location: Bears Cove Road Goulds NL

42. East Coast Trail

4.9 ★★★★★ (35 reviews)

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Location: Logy Bay Middle Cove Outer Cove NL

Tel:  709 738 4453

Web Address:   https://eastcoasttrail.com/

41. Chamberlains Park

4.9 ★★★★★ (39 reviews)

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Location: 45 Cambridge Crescent Conception Bay South NL

Tel:  709 834 3445

Web Address:   http://chamberlainspark.ca/

40. Bay Bulls lighthouse

4.7 ★★★★★ (39 reviews)

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Location: Bay Bulls NL

Web Address:   https://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp

39. East Coast Trail Association

4.7 ★★★★★ (42 reviews)

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Location: 50 Pippy Pl Unit 9 Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 738 4453

Web Address:   https://eastcoasttrail.com/en/index.aspx

38. Ladies Lookout Trail

4.8 ★★★★★ (42 reviews)

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Location: Unnamed Rd. Street John’s NL

Web Address:   https://pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/activ/ran-hik/Ladies-Lookout

37. Admiralty House Communications Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (47 reviews)

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Location: 365 Old Placentia Road Mount Pearl NL

Tel:  709 748 1124

Web Address:   http://admiraltymuseum.com/

36. Outer Cove Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (51 reviews)

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Location: Logy Bay Middle Cove Outer Cove NL

Web Address:   https://lbmcoc.ca/

35. Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

4.6 ★★★★★ (59 reviews)

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Location: 35 A Southside Road Petty Harbour Maddox Cove NL

Tel:  709 330 3474

Web Address:   http://miniaqua.org/

34. Commissariat House, Provincial Historic Site

4.7 ★★★★★ (60 reviews)

Location: 11 Kings Bridge Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 729 6730

Web Address:   http://seethesites.ca/

33. Quidi Vidi Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (71 reviews)

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32. Pippy Park Golf Club

4.3 ★★★★☆ (71 reviews)

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Location: 460 Allandale Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 753 7110

Web Address:   https://pippypark.com/what-to-do/golfing/

31. St. John’s Haunted Hike

4.7 ★★★★★ (74 reviews)

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Location: Church Hill Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 685 3444

Web Address:   https://eventbrite.ca/e/haunted-hike-2022-tickets-322878467187

30. Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4.8 ★★★★★ (95 reviews)

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Location: 16 Church Hill Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 726 5677

Web Address:   http://ourcathedral.ca/

29. Worsley Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (96 reviews)

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Location: 9 Worsley Dr Conception Bay South NL

Tel:  709 834 6500- -601

Web Address:   https://conceptionbaysouth.ca/

28. Newman Wine Vaults

4.5 ★★★★★ (114 reviews)

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Location: 436 Water Street Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 729 2627

27. North Atlantic Ziplines

4.8 ★★★★★ (145 reviews)

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Location: 32 Main Road Petty Harbour NL

Tel:  709 368 8681

Web Address:   https://zipthenorthatlantic.com/

26. Railway Coastal Museum

4.3 ★★★★☆ (154 reviews)

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Location: 495 Water Street Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 570 2143

Web Address:   http://railwaycoastalmuseum.com/

25. The Fluvarium

4.3 ★★★★☆ (160 reviews)

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Location: 5 Nagles Pl Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 754 3474

Web Address:   http://fluvarium.ca/

24. Victoria Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (184 reviews)

Location: 34 Sudbury Street Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 754 2489

Web Address:   http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/parks-playgrounds-and-trails/victoria-park

23. Paradise Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (214 reviews)

Location: 28 McNamara Dr Paradise NL

Tel:  709 782 1400

Web Address:   http://paradise.ca/en/play/paradise-park.aspx

22. Topsail Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (224 reviews)

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21. Pippy Park Commission Headquarters

4.5 ★★★★★ (244 reviews)

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Location: 15 Mt Scio Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 737 3655

Web Address:   http://pippypark.com/

20. The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4.8 ★★★★★ (277 reviews)

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Location: 200 Military Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 754 2170

Web Address:   http://thebasilica.net/

19. Butter Pot Provincial Park

4.3 ★★★★☆ (290 reviews)

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Location: Trans  Hwy Holyrood NL

Tel:  709 685 1853

Web Address:   https://parksnl.ca/parks/butter-pot-provincial-park/

18. Johnson Geo Vista

4.6 ★★★★★ (295 reviews)

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Location: 175 Signal Hill Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 737 7880

Web Address:   http://geocentre.ca/

17. Rotary Sunshine Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (320 reviews)

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Location: Thorburn RoadCove Conception Bay NL

16. Escape Quest

4.9 ★★★★★ (352 reviews)

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Location: 156 Duckworth Street Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 221 3742

Web Address:   https://escapequest.ca/

15. Harbourside Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (382 reviews)

Location: Queens Cove Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 754 2489

Web Address:   http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/parks-playgrounds-and-trails

14. MUN Botanical Garden

4.7 ★★★★★ (412 reviews)

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Location: 306 Mt Scio Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 864 8590

Web Address:   http://mun.ca/botanicalgarden

13. Manuels River – Registered Charity

4.7 ★★★★★ (468 reviews)

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Location: 7 Conception Bay Hwy Conception Bay South NL

Tel:  709 834 2099

Web Address:   https://manuelsriver.ca/

12. Topsail Beach Rotary Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (626 reviews)

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Location: 24 Topsail Beach Road Conception Bay South NL

Web Address:   https://camaps.me/topsail-beach-rotary-park-157841-ca

11. Middle Cove Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (691 reviews)

10. Bannerman Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,321 reviews)

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Location: Military Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 576 2309

Web Address:   http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/parks-playgrounds-and-trails/bannerman-park

Our Top picks

9. George Street

4.3 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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8. East Coast Trail

4.5 ★★★★★ (18 reviews)

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Location: Cape Broyle NL

7. Cape Spear

4.7 ★★★★★ (99 reviews)

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6. Johnson Geo Centre

4.5 ★★★★★ (436 reviews)

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Location: 175 Signal Hill Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 864 3200

Web Address:   http://geocentre.ca/

5. Cabot Tower

4.8 ★★★★★ (457 reviews)

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Location: Signal Hill Road Street John’s NL

Web Address:   http://pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/index

4. The Rooms

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,540 reviews)

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Location: 9 Bonaventure Ave Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 757 8000

Web Address:   http://therooms.ca/

3. Bowring Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (1,866 reviews)

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Location: 305 Waterford Bridge Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 364 1531

Web Address:   http://bowringpark.com/

2. Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

4.8 ★★★★★ (2,539 reviews)

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Location: Blackhead Rd. Cape Spear Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 772 2191

Web Address:   https://pc.gc.ca/capespear

1. Signal Hill National Historic Site

4.8 ★★★★★ (4,028 reviews)

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Location: 230 Signal Hill Road Street John’s NL

Tel:  709 772 5367

Web Address:   https://pc.gc.ca/signalhill

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in St. John’S, Newfoundland And Labrador! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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