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- We found out about this place on another travel related website whilst researching what to do whilst in St.Johns, where we had 2 extra days added whilst the itenary caught up with us.
We wanted to take the hop on / hop off bus, but that had finished for the season around 3 weeks previous, so we took a taxi from the cruise port costing $12 one way,
it was windy when we got to the top, but we were fine with that, found the signposts to all over the world including the place in Cornwall, UK, where Marconi received the signal marking the 1st trans atlantic phone call from.
There is a celebration gun on the hill normally fired at 12 noon in season, luckily for us there was some visitors from Ireland and they fired the gun especially for them, twice.
We went into the tower to see the history of that phone call and I climbed on to the roof, before seeing the souveniers in the gift shop.
We walked back down to the city stopping off at other places en route.Written November 30, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Saw this & most of downtown with a local on her free weekend walking tour. Really appreciated her insight into the background of Terry Fox & why it's so important to CanadiansWritten September 13, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- On my Newfie expedition, I ventured into the harbor-front community of Quidi Vidi to sip craft beer at its brewery. However there is more to this quaint burg than the waterholes, with its clapboard houses that are painted in vivid reds, blues and greens. It's retail life is populated by a great craft shop, food trucks, pop-up outposts purveying anything and the popular Quidi Vidi Brewery. It's a frolicking place and home to the popular 'Iceberg' beer. Quidi Vidi exemplifies good old Newfie culture and friendliness and is a great place to walk around and hangout.Written September 23, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Another stop on our free walking tour, it's a bit of a hike from the cruise port, but glad we got to see this historic neighborhood & thrilled that our guide, Amber's able to give us a lot of history & information about itWritten September 13, 2023
- We stopped in here on our tour around of St. John's. It is next to the brewery and a quaint little spot that sells local products and crafts. The view and area are also worth the visit, it is so pretty here.Written September 2, 2020
- This is an impressive War Memorial that is very well maintained. Great place to wander and reflect on the various wars that have occurred and be grateful for those who sacrificed all for others. There are other memorials to check out in the City as well that are a little smaller.Written February 24, 2023
- We were not able to access the house, but the gardens and lawn were impressive....and all ready to welcome Prince Charles (now King) and Camilla who stopped in for a visit while we were there. An amazing experience to get that close to them and see, from afar, the reconciliation ceremony and tree planting happen on the grounds.Written February 23, 2023
- This Gallery has a great variety of art with a great owner who is very knowledgeable of the work she has to offer. She is an easy to deal with lady that also gives back to the community. Great place to find that special piece of art your looking for.Written January 11, 2017
- I visited a few art galleries in St. John’s and this one was my favorite. Really great selection of art and artists. Definitely stop by!Written September 13, 2023
- We toured the House of Assembly with Clair. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and informative, and we learned a lot about the history, culture, and politics of Newfoundland and Labrador. During our tour we had the good fortune to by chance meet Minister Davis and Premier Ball. They were both extremely friendly, welcoming, and kind, and made our tour extra special and memorable!Written July 30, 2019
- An absolutely gorgeous gallery of paintings by renown artists. I especially loved the paintings by CJ Roy and how they portrayed Newfoundland life in bright colours.Written September 24, 2019
- This is made of pavers near the convention center/ice rink. We walked by (over it) many times. I think it is a nice marker, I just don’t know what it means. I’m sure there was a plaque somewhere explaining it, but I didn’t bother reading it.Written November 7, 2019
- Maybe because it was the off-season when I visited, there really wasn't a lot to look at in this gallery, and what there was didn't really appeal to me. It's a personal choice, but I was surprised that there was so little art on display.Written June 7, 2018
- One of the few wooden buildings to survive St. John's fire of 1892. Beautiful pipe organ and choir loft. Several placques that commemorate fallen soldiers--it is a church and province that is proud of its contributions to world peace. The church also offers a soup kitchen, Internet Access Centre, and a Winter Hot Breakfast Program to meet the needs of local residents.Written September 24, 2019
- Roughly one hundred Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross. That honour has gone to only one from Newfoundland and Labrador: Tommy Ricketts for his bravery near Ledeghem, Belgium in October, 1918. The medal was presented to him by King George V. He was the youngest soldier to win the award during WWI. For his valour, Ricketts also received the French Croix du Guerre.Written September 8, 2019
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