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Beyond our 'Things to Do' page which highlights general things to do be sure to check out our interactive Events Calendar

Things to Do - Free:

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Unites a Provincial Archives, Art Gallery & Museum. A place for people, The Rooms is a portal to stories NL has to offer. Free Wed. from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (pay required other times / closed Mon.).  Features the oldest surviving lighthouse in NL. Located at the most easterly point in North America. The Visitor Centre contains exhibits on the history of lighthouses & lightkeeping. The site is surrounded by spectacular scenery & wildlife such as whales, seabirds & icebergs. Operates from mid June to mid December and is open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Saturday. Further to great produce, prepared foods, and arts and crafts, they also feature unique entertainment for the whole family.   Celebrates a rich communications & military history & sits amidst a spectacular view of St. John's & the sea. Enjoy performances of 19th-century military drills (in season) or take a hike from the summit along the coast. A small fee to enter Cabot Tower. Typically open Spring to Fall and features a petting zoo, play tractors, corn mazes, fresh produce, plants, a berry u-pick and more. Free entry to many areas including the petting zoo. In 1911 the Bowrings commemorated their 100th business anniversary offering St. John's a 50 acre park - Bowring Park. The park features picturesque trails, rivers, duck ponds, & more. Children may enjoy the skateboard park, playground & splash-pad/pool. Parking located on Waterford Bridge Rd. One of Canada’s great urban parks. A wide mantle of green at the northern boundary of St. John’s, Pippy Park offers an oasis of tranquility & spectacular views. Walking trails, bird watching, open spaces, bbq pits and more. Built on land set aside for public use by Governor Bannerman in 1864. Bannerman Park remains a well used & attractive park. In season it features a skating loop. New plans include a pool house & splash pad. An award-winning integrated walkway network spanning the metropolitan area of the NL Capital, St. John's, and area. Approximately 160 km in length, the Grand Concourse links a series of rivers, lakes & ponds, parks & green spaces. A picturesque town of approximately 950 people. It is nestled in the heart of Motion Bay, just south (~15 minutes away) of St. John's. The town is approximately 200 years old & is the site of the first hydroelectric generating station. A short drive to Logy Bay, just outside of St. John's, will take you to the Ocean Sciences Centre. Meet seals through the centre's Marine Public Education Program - see the touch tank of marine life. Quidi Vidi Village Plantation provides a vibrant focal point for visitors to the community through interaction with emerging craftspeople, and historical interpretation of the region. Close to beautiful Quidi Vidi Lake and Grand Concourse trails. Takes you past towering cliffs, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. It provides access to abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, caribou herds, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological digs and more.  


Things to Do - Payment Required:

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A geological interpretation centre on Signal Hill in St. John’s. The exhibit galleries relate to our planet & our geology, oil & gas exploration, natural resources, space exploration, & the more. Family passes cost about $32.  Located in St. John's, NL, is the province's premier botanical garden. Five NATURE TRAILS, a large CULTIVATED GARDEN AREA, and a greenhouse are incorporated in to the 100 acre nature reserve. Adult $7 / Family Pass $15 (approximate). An intimate learning experience showcasing local marine life collected right off the coast. Thirty small exhibits in an 800-square foot footprint. About $16 a family.   Has speculator panoramic views through large underwater viewing windows. Walk along a series of natural aquariums that showcase fish species found in NL. View Atlantic salmon and brook trout. See amphibians that live in our province. ~$7/adult or $20/family. A birds-eye view of North America's oldest City and rugged coastline. Chances are you'll glimpse icebergs or whales while walking the courses. But don't lose your focus, Admiral's Green is an 18-hole champion course. Captain's Hill is a scenic 9-hole. Green Fees range ~ $20 to $50 / adult.


Do you have other suggestions of 'Things to Do' in the greater St. John's, NL area - if so please 'Contact Us' with your recommendation and we will endeavor to add it as soon as we can.

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