Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Attractions and Activities

Harbour

St. John's offers spectacular ocean vistas, striking scenery, outstanding hiking trails, fantastic museums, significant historical and cultural sites and so many more attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay.

For more on local attractions, visit our Things to Do page where you will find a listing of local attractions, leisure activities, restaurants, scenic drives, shopping and tours.

The About St. John's page includes information on the weather, population, time zone and other useful information for planning your trip.

Did you know that, for more than 500 years, St. John’s has been visited by European explorers, adventurers, soldiers and pirates? St. John’s, the provincial capital, is the economic and cultural centre of Newfoundland and Labrador. Discovered by John Cabot in 1497 and later claimed as the first permanent settlement in North America for the British Empire by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, St. John’s has a rich and colourful history.