Things To Do

Regardless of the season, the City of St. John’s is a hub of activity, innovation and culture. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re here for a short stay or taking your time and exploring at a relaxed pace, there’s lots to do, see and discover.

From outdoor adventure to annual events and festivals, attractions, scenic drives, shopping, fabulous restaurants and tours, St. John’s has it all.  By day, travelers can easily explore nearby ecological reserves, world renowned Provincial and National Historic Sites, cultural and interpretative centres and hike urban and coastal nature trails. In the evenings, enticing aromas and lively music drift through the streets renowned for their exciting nightlife. With easy access to wildlife, marine life, seabirds, whales and icebergs (in season), it’s easy to lose yourself while discovering St. John’s.

Places to Visit Back to Top

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A state-of-the-art cultural centre that preserves Newfoundland and Labrador heritage, history and culture.

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The most easterly point in North America with the oldest surviving lighthouse. It offers stunning panoramic views of the coastline and a great vantage point for spotting icebergs and whales. One of the top places to visit in Newfoundland.

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On the top of Signal Hill you can visit Cabot tower and see a spectacular view of St. John’s and the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy breathtaking views from the rugged cliffs if you are up for the hike up Signal Hill which starts just a short walk from The Roses Heritaga Inn.


Pronounced Kiddy-Viddy, this is a picturesque little fishing village, with winding roads, just a walk from The Roses Heritage Inn.


The puffins, often called the sea parrot, is the official bird of Newfoundland. The largest colony resides on the Newfoundland coast. The humpback and minke whales are also very popular and are often sighted from the shoreline.


Even until the early summer months, icebergs can be spotted in the “narrows”, in the Atlantic ocean.

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A conference and concert venue showcasing local and world-class talent.



George Street is internationally renowned with the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street in North America! Most pubs along this cobblestone street, offer the legendary “screeched in” welcome ceremony where you are required to kiss a cod fish and drink “Screech” to become an honorary Newfoundlander.