Top 10 Fun Things To Do When Visiting St. John's
Visit Signal Hill in St. John’s. First things first, visit the highest peak in the city, where it was guarded from pirates, and is where the very first wireless te...legraph was sent from… walk along the grounds, soak in the history and breathe in the fresh Atlantic air. (You won’t have any other choice because there is always a nice breeze up there!)
Get “Screeched in” at Trapper John’s on George Street. This is a fun ceremony preformed for people who visit Newfoundland as a “welcome to the province”. It’s so much fun!
Visit the Cape Spear Lighthouse and stand on the last piece of land before you hit Europe… it’s the site of the most easterly point of land in North America. Walk along the cliff and… don’t forget your camera!
Take a haunted hike one evening and enter dark alleys and laneways to hear about the city’s ghoulish tales from back in the day.
Spend an evening on the famous street that is, from one end of the street to the other, filled with nothing but pubs and bars. It’s called, George Street and no visit would be complete without a “stop in” here.
Take a boat ride to do some whale watching (May to September are the best times of year to see them) and icebergs (best times of year to see them is May and June).
Attend the St. John’s Regatta that’s been happening on the first Wednesday of August since the beginning of the 1800’s. It happens around Quidi Vidi Lake where there are boat races and lots of entertainment and attractions for the whole family.
Dine on a local favorite dish, fish & chips, from Ches’s Fish & Chips. They have been serving the locals since the 1950s… and it just makes our mouth water thinking of it! Yum!
Relax! You’ll find it inviting and easy to do as the atmosphere is slow paced there. Unlike our dialect which is quick on the tongue, the people are friendly and everything is done at a relaxed speed, unlike most metropolitan cities.
Fort Amherst is the other part of the narrows which is where the ships pass to enter St. John’s harbour. Like Signal Hill, it’s a fortification site that kept all enemies out of the city… to get there you’ll enjoy an amazing drive over a tiny winding road, then you may just find yourself longing to have a picnic to enjoy the incredible look out and views!