What travellers are saying
- What a great city. Loved the people. So kind and friendly. Top three experiences:
1) Quidi Vidi - historical little neighborhood. Great food, art and walked around the lake.
2) Signal hill. Great views.
3) great eats and bars with music (especially The Ship for music and atmosphere )Written August 23, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Prepare to be wowed. Breathtaking views of the ocean and the city at every turn. If you are like me, and take a million pictures, allow yourself plenty of time to complete the trail. The trail is exceptionally well maintained, stairs throughout, just couple spots where you get to practice your one-legged squat. I took the trail going down from the Hill. Going up would require a bit more stamina - the climb is an equivalent of 20 stories! Fitness fans run this trail for exercise, but it is also very suitable for a leisurely not-so-in-shape walker like me.Written August 20, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was a great visit to a park. The fountain pond was a great place where we had picnic lunch at a picnic table while watching the koi fish and ducks with their ducklings. Lots of trails to walk. Nice little waterfall. Must visit.Written July 22, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely gorgeous grounds, lovely trails and beautiful scenery! Loved these gardens! Highly recommend for anyone coming to St. John’s:)Written September 11, 2023
- We stayed across the street from this beautiful local park. It has a pool, baseball field, skating and picnic areas. It seems popular with neighborhood residents and is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or afternoon snack.Written June 22, 2023
- We wanted to walk to Quidi Vidi Village and used this path. It was an easy stroll with lots of different views. The path is quite level and well maintained.Written June 20, 2023
- As a local, the Rennie's River Trail is one of my favourite trails through the city. It has beautiful waterfalls, lots of lush greenery, and goes through some very pretty parts of the city!Written August 7, 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
- Cute and FREE! Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions politely as we don't know a lot about "sea life". Touched some interesting creatures and viewed a blue lobster! Also caught a feeding of the seals. Entertaining for families and FREE! They do accept donations which I am sure is much appreciated. Easy way to spend an hour or so.Written July 25, 2022
- Location is the highlight to this campground. We used it as a base for our day trips around St Johns. To be honest we only got there late and slept. The lots are very private, trees everywhere. You can barely see your neighbors. It's a very short drive to the town of St johns and everything in the area.Written August 22, 2020
- Me Mother Glenda O’Doole raised me a good Catholic so I’m after suspending my disbelief on this one. Even evolution is possible with an old Sam and a gravol!spent some time eyeing the fish in the tank. Bys are as into it as I was! Near meditated with the hum of the pumps. I’ll be back fer a dip on the other side of that glass view under the lake. Give you all a wave!
- S O’DooleWritten October 6, 2019
- I had read about this ambitious project (at 160km in length) and was looking forward to getting a chance to explore a part of this urban trail. I spent around four hours walking several sections of the Grand Concourse (around Quidi Vidi Lake, Rennie's River Trail, around St. Pat's Ball Park). Following these well connected trails allowed me to explore several various neighborhoods in suburban St. John's. The trails were mostly packed dirt/gravel with steep sections featuring wooden stairs. Many sections were shaded by lush tree cover and ran alongside rivers/streams. Benches line parts of the trail for a nice place to sit and rest. Maps are signposted along the trail which also offer interesting historical photos and information. This is an absolutely wonderful addition to the city. If I find myself in St. John's again, I will be certain to continue to explore the many trails of the Grand Concourse.Written August 16, 2019
- This was an amazing and beautiful hike along the shore. The cliffs and views are stunning. It’s relatively easy, with few spots of steep inclines. Highly recommend this hike.Written September 22, 2023
- You'll need 2 cars: one at each end. However, it's a spectacular hike that starts with windswept rocky grassy trails, goes through some wooded area, and comes out at Quidi Vidi. Along the way you will be hiking below the dump and so you would see some plastic debris caught in the branches. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful way to spend a day. The trail is a bit rough in places but entirely manageable.Written April 3, 2017
- We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come again. A lot if attention to detail went into this place. You have to see it to believe it.Written February 19, 2020
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- 2-Hour Guided Boat Tour from St. John's
- Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor
- Pedego eBike Rental
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