Free Things to Do in St. John's

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in St. John's

Best Free Things to Do in St. John's

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  • Brenda S
    Winnipeg, Canada108 contributions
    This was absolutely crazy. Started out nice and easy and got progressively steeper as he went on. The wind was incredible. I had to hang onto my hat the whole time. This December was quite unusual. Here. It is the 19th and we were able to do the trail from start to finish the views the views the views incredible. I’m at the nicest couple from Toronto and we did the trail together. So much fun. Get your time correctly. I wouldn’t want to be doing this one in the dark.
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • Ps3valley
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    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, 2023
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  • Lynn H
    2 contributions
    We popped along from our cruise ship. The pub was busy but we got a warm welcome. We had a fabulous time doing the screeching ceremony. We learned a lot about the traditions. Everyone who visits St John’s should go to this bar. I was smiling all the way back to the ship. Maybe that was the rum 🥰
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Brenda S
    Winnipeg, Canada108 contributions
    It’s no word of a lie the views are out of this world. And so is the wind ….. hold onto your hat, gloves, and purse. The view of the whole of St. John’s is just amazing you’re sooooo far up. Everything looks so small including the Coast Guard Ships ships. Amazing. Drive up if you have mobility issues, it is a steep climb in some spots.
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • David B
    4 contributions
    This is a must see for a few
    Good reasons.
    First, the historic happenings here are astounding. I never heard anything regarding the goings on here during WW 2.
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    Second, the ocean waves crashing along the rugged coast line is fantastic. You haven’t seen waves till you’ve seen them here.
    The only drawback was the parks Canada bathrooms and cafe were closed. Unbelievable!
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Brenda S
    Winnipeg, Canada108 contributions
    Came for the Christmas light installation, which was very nice. There were many people here. As the installation wasn’t overly large, you could take your time strolling through …. very pretty.
    Written December 27, 2023
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  • SnooksintheDesert
    Phoenix, AZ576 contributions
    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 Canadians
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • retiredJB
    Pensacola, FL1,562 contributions
    If you are not steady on your feet or afraid of narrow steep stairs,
    just enjoy the gift shop in the Tower. The views from ground level are pretty beautiful.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • Tonia Louis H
    Haliburton, Canada351 contributions
    This Church is a piece of history and very well preserved with some amazing stained glass windows. The only problem was that you could not go inside which was to bad.
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • SnooksintheDesert
    Phoenix, AZ576 contributions
    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 it
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • Joseph Z
    Peterborough, Canada76 contributions
    Charming location with great views, great selection of local craft beer, an excellent food from a "chip truck" - overall a great place for a great lunch !
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • travelbob1
    New Windsor, NY1,135 contributions
    Even a visit during the day is a worthwhile experience for a bite to eat, a drink and taking in the art and design of this small part of the city. Get there early in the day and you may see the 'clean up" from the party the night before.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • SharBri
    Regina, Canada51 contributions
    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
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  • Telah M
    Ottawa, Canada345 contributions
    Although it was not open for tours, we did go in before the Sunday service. The minister and a lady who worked there showed us around, including the "ghost" photo in the museum, pointed out the different parts of the architecture, and the stained glass the survived the great fire! They were, like most Newfoundlanders, very friendly!
    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Sonia F
    Milford, NJ274 contributions
    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
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