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The Best Things to Do in St. John's

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Things to do in St. John's

Historic Walking Area
Signal Hill , St. John's
Take a steep hike up to Signal Hill, a hilltop affording incredible views over the bay and offering an insight into the rich history of the m
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Terry Fox Memorial , St. John's
Tours from $12
Hiking Trail
Grand Concourse , St. John's
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Duration: 2 hours
Join Newfoundland’s award-winning boat tour as we depart from the heart of downtown St. John’s.Witness the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales, watching as they thrust their massive 40 ton bodies into the air. Steam through the passageway of 12,000 year old icebergs and view the elegant Atlantic Puffin. Both entertaining and educational, our narrated tour is fun for the whole family.
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Hiking Trail
East Coast Trail , St. John's
Step into the wilderness with a hike along one of the many paths that make up the 540 km (360 mi) East Coast Trail. With over 265 km (165 mi)
Hiking Trail
North Head Trail , St. John's
Hike over gravel paths and caverns, winding along the side of the hill, and climb down numerous sets of steep stairs leading across grassy me

St. John's

Historic Walking Areas · Lighthouses · Observation Decks
One of Canada's oldest cities, St. John's serves as the capital and largest urban center in Newfoundland and Labrador, known worldwide as a top destination for oceanside vacations. A trip to St. John's reveals a city where history meets modernity, with innovative office buildings sitting right alongside colorful old houses and heritage shops. Encircling a picturesque harbor that once represented the hub of the world's cod trade, the city preserves its English heritage and provides a tranquil setting for laidback vacations. One of the most popular places to visit in St. John's is Signal Hill, where Italian inventor Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless message. With the Klarna Trips custom trip planner, St. John's, and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

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Places to visit with St. John's

Gros Morne National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, National Park, Geologic Formation TrinityTrip planner Best for: Dolphin / Whale Watching, Gift & Specialty Shop, Theater BonavistaTrip planner Best for: Lighthouse, Park, Dolphin / Whale Watching L'Anse aux MeadowsTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Monument, Hiking Trail TwillingateTrip planner Best for: History Museum, Lighthouse, Dolphin / Whale Watching

Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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