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St. John's

4.2
Historic Walking Areas · Lighthouses · Art Museums
City of Legends
One of Canada's oldest cities, St. John's serves as the capital and largest urban center in Newfoundland and Labrador, known worldwide as a top destination for oceanside vacations. A trip to St. John's reveals a city where history meets modernity, with innovative office buildings sitting right alongside colorful old houses and heritage shops. Encircling a picturesque harbor that once represented the hub of the world's cod trade, the city preserves its English heritage and provides a tranquil setting for laidback vacations. One of the most popular places to visit in St. John's is Signal Hill, where Italian inventor Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless message. Add St. John's and other destinations in Canada to your travel plans using our Canada road trip website.
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Popular things to do in St. John's

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Historic Walking Area
Signal Hill
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Quidi Vidi
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
The Rooms
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
Johnson Geo Centre
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from St. John's

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Bay Bulls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour Bell Island
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
Red Bay National Historic Site Red Bay
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse Picnics Ferryland
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in St. John's

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Lighthouse
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Commissariat House
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Fort Amherst Lighthouse
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in St. John's

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Religious Site
Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
MUN Botanical Garden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Pippy Park
2.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in St. John's

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Specialty Museum
Newman Wine Vaults
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Alexis Templeton Studio
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Crows Nest
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Railway Coastal Museum
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in St. John's

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Bird House and Binocular Shop
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Newfoundland Chocolate Company
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fred's Records
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Farmers Market
St. John's Farmers' Market
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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