Harbourside Park
Harbourside Park
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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,186 contributions
May 2022
Great place to explore when wandering the downtown area. Right on the waterfront, it has storyboards explaining a lot of the history of the area. Also across the War Memorial so worth checking both out while there.
Written February 24, 2023
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agac
Canada393 contributions
Jul 2022
nice and clean park, had a lunch here, beautiful views of the water, also provides history of the city, facing war memorial and of course the 2 dog bronzes
Written July 24, 2022
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Dan
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
During the morning Harbourside Park is a tranquil
urban spot with scenic views of the harbour.

If you are staying in the area, it is the perfect place to start your day before heading off to explore St Johns.

The park becomes quite active and lively in the
afternoon onwards with locals and travellers alike
using the spot to hangout.

There is a local coffee shop, Madras Cafe (183
Duckworth) located at the top of the park close to
the War Memorial that serves sandwiches, pastries,coffee, tea, among many other choices.

The cafe is open at 8:00am or 9:00am depending on the day of the week.
Written June 15, 2022
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ5,148 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This park is at the location where Sir Humphrey Gilbert lay claim to New Foundland and across the street from the War Memorial. It has some interesting plaques on New Foundland history along with a New Foundland dog. There is a nice view of the harbor. Not a must see, but a quiet rest stop to sit and relax for a little bit. At one time there may have been docks here.
Written January 18, 2020
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Linda C
Hertfordshire, UK266 contributions
Sept 2019
Our cruise ship docked near here so we walked along the park very well kept nice veiws and very clean it lovely to look out over the water at the veiws can spend s couple of hours here
Written October 22, 2019
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
Sept 2019
This is a pleasant place to sit down. It is near the National War Monument, in the southeastern corner of the downtown core. It contains full sized depictions of Newfoundland and Labrador dogs. Read a book or people watch. You might be lucky enough to see a ship, even a cruise ship, coming or going.
Written September 9, 2019
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asiahand1
Florida393 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Right next to the Harbor this is a beautiful small park for stroll and watch the boats/ships go by. The waterways leading from the ocean to the port is clearly visible. A good place to take lots of pictures.
Written August 4, 2019
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SpanishteacherMD
Ellicott City, Maryland1,649 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
What a fantastic little park, on both sides of Water Street. Go here to visit the statues of Newfoundland's two most famous four-legged friends, the Newfoundland dog and the Labrador Retriever. Kids can get on top and go for a quick ride, or pretend to ride them. Plenty of benches and a beautiful view of the Harbour and Signal Hill on a clear day. Apparently, there are some musical performances during the summer in the park. This is also a nice place to watch the ships come and go in the Harbour. It's really a lovely park and a must stop, especially if you've been walking a lot exploring the city.
Written July 22, 2019
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cmanning2016
Conception Bay South, Canada13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Have always loved the peaceful easy feeling of this park and its location across from the Newfoundland National War Memorial harking back to an era when Newfoundland was a nation before Canada joined it. Recently it dawned on me that Harbourside Park is where Sir Humphrey Gilbert laid the Cornerstone of the British Empire in 1538. I learned this thanks to the Hop On - Hop Off Tour Service that operates close by adjacent to Raymond’s Restaurant.
Written July 8, 2019
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rcharlos
Cranbrook, Canada64 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Nice park with a few benches in downtown to view the ocean and activities there. In walking distance from main hotels.
Written July 2, 2019
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