Things to Do in St. John's with Kids

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Things to Do in St. John's with Kids

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  • JoshM
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of our favorite stops on our newfoundland trip. There is a parking lot at the top so you don't have to worry about walking all the way up. The views are spectacular!
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, NJ5,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I think this place is very pretty and has a couple things to see. At the bottom of the hill are a gift shop and restrooms. At the gift shop, you can pay the admission fee of $7.50 CAD if you wish to go inside the top lighthouse. From here you climb up steps to the newer lighthouse which is closed but you can still go up to for a view. There is also an art gallery here with lighthouse paintings of many lighthouses on the Canadian coast. They were nice to see. There is also a cafe here with various muffins and an outdoor seating area with a view. From here you can walk up more steps to the oldest lighthouse which is restored inside to what it looked like in its heyday. There was no indoor plumbing when the lighthouse keeper lived here until 1955 and housed 4 people. The steps to the lighthouse are gradual and not steep so they aren’t hard to climb. If you wish, you can also take a trail to the bunkers used here. Ample free parking. This is a worthwhile stop.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • BL M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Emotional exhibition of Newfoundlanders during WW1 - sombre and hard to take in but so worth it. Loved the added touch of the “artists in residence” throughout the building (music & fabric artists the day we were there), the food at the cafe (thank you Jackie hostess extraordinaire) was delicious (seafood chowder, local mushrooms on sourdough bread, crispy chicken sourdough sandwich), the view - second to none, and the “oh my, I could buy everything!” gift shop —- all made for a fabulous afternoon in this unique building.
    Written July 23, 2024
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  • Holly M
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting inside. Maybe I didn't walk far enough outside but didn't see the attraction outside the building. I really enjoyed the oil and gas room with models of the offshore rigs and suits the men would wear if an emergency caused them to be in arctic waters.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • 2014Jandy
    Calgary, Canada7,910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked along the road where these houses are. Lovely to see all the different colours and special for the area.
    Weather wasn’t great when we visited but still enjoyed the walk.
    A must see if you are in St Johns
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Basilica is worth a visit the old church is beautiful and also very historic and one few buildings to remain intact after the great St.Johns Fire. Only negative is that surrounding the church are a lot of social services that make the area a little sketchy esp to people like us who decided to,walk to the church from our B&B.
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute legend and a beautiful memorial! Love the quote “I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try.” That’s right behind the amazing statue. Beautiful area to pay homage to this warrior of a man!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • 2014Jandy
    Calgary, Canada7,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parked close to the tower and only a small walk to the tower steps. Free to enter with information boards as you climb the tower.
    Great 360 degree views from the top.
    There is a gift shop on the first floor you come to after climbing the steps.
    Washrooms are located back down the hill in the visitor centre.
    Great place to visit while in St Johns
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • somegalfromcan
    Victoria, Canada248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful place in St. John's. The playground looked like a great place for kids and the pool looked fun too. My favourite spot was the statue of Peter Pan - simply magical!
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Lei-Gau
    611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely gorgeous grounds, lovely trails and beautiful scenery! Loved these gardens! Highly recommend for anyone coming to St. John’s:)
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, NY1,549 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fantastic walk. The scenery and pathway varies as you move around the lake. The kids loved it, especially the great photos we could take.
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, NY1,549 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a scientific laboratory that welcomes visitors with a friendly student scientist who explains all the local bottom feeders and has a tank where you can hold and touch the various life forms. It’s a ton of fun and free
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • JoshM
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here with our 2 kids and they had a blast! It is a big park with q park and splash pad. There is a pool close by, as well. It was a hot day but the park has lots of shady spots. Would recommend!
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • Miriam
    St. John's, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • 2014Jandy
    Calgary, Canada7,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a walk through the old town to the waters edge. Lovely little park with plenty of benches.
    Lots of boards with history and information.
    Worth the short walk from the main shopping street
    Written July 19, 2024
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