Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
What travellers are saying
- Went Thanksgiving weekend and what’s view. A lot of history surrounds this place. The only drawback was Parks Canada closed all their bathrooms and venues on all the historic sites…. A real shame considering all the people that we saw touring around the sitesWritten October 8, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a must see for a few
First, the historic happenings here are astounding. I never heard anything regarding the goings on here during WW 2.
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, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited this venue on day 3 of an unscheduled 3 day stop in the city, having arrived 2 days earlier than planned.
It does have a stop for the local hop on / hop off bus outside, but this had stopped at the beginning of the month, so its either walk up the steep hill or a taxi from the town centre.
Very interesting inside on the 4 floor building, we were to stop for some refreshment in the cafe but the waiting queue was up to 1 hour.
Best advice is upon entering, go to the top floor and work down to the ground level and allow a lot of time to absorb all the history here.Written November 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Johnson Geo Centre is right on the way to Signal Hill and well worth the visit. Built deep into the rock of Signal Hill it the self guided tour is simple with staff available if your have any questions. Don’t miss the walking trials behind the centre.Written September 25, 2023
- 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
- 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
- Wonderful experience. A quaint little village. The food was excellent. We had the fish and chips and tried their Iceberg beer. Both were fabulous. The flakiest fish I’ve ever eaten.Written September 21, 2023
- 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, 2023
- 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, 2023
- 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, 2023
- 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
- 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
- Absolutely gorgeous grounds, lovely trails and beautiful scenery! Loved these gardens! Highly recommend for anyone coming to St. John’s:)Written September 11, 2023
- Wow, wow, wow. First night of arrival and what to do? Buy tickets to a show through Spirit of Newfoundland and get screeched in afterwards.
NO REGRETS WHAT SO EVER!
The meal, the entertainment, the ambiance, the kindness of the staff - remarkable and beyond words.
Being screeched in by Peter, cannot say enough how fortunate we were to “fall into” the Spirt of Newfoundland. Peter was so confident and quite the presenter of “why” and “early beginnings” of the history of screech and being screeched in. We were enthralled with hearing the history. Peter is the pinnacle if you would like to be screeched in.
We want to do it again, just for his presence, his embracing nature.
Don’t miss a show or this opportunity to be screeched in with the Cadillac of inductors!Written October 23, 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