Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist
St John's Haunted Hike
The black-caped Reverend Thomas Wyckham Jarvis Esq leads these super-popular explorations of the city's dark corners. He'll spook you...
Popular kayak tours at Bay Bulls, with shuttle service (round-trip $25) from Outfitters' store downtown.
Duke of Duckworth
'The Duke,' as it's known, is an unpretentious English-style pub that represents all that's great about Newfoundland and...
This is the local Indian favorite, with loads of vegetarian options. Fill up at the weekday all-you-can-eat lunch special for $15.
16 Church Hill · interesting places nearby
Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist information
Serving Canada's oldest parish (1699), the Anglican cathedral is one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical Gothic architecture in North America. Although originally built in the 1830s, all but its exterior walls were reduced to ashes by the Great Fire of 1892. It was rebuilt in 1905. The Gothic ribbed ceiling, graceful stone arches and long, thin, stained-glass windows are timeless marvels.
A gargoyle dating from the 12th century – a gift from the Diocese of Bristol – stands guard over the south transept. Students offer tours (in July and August), organists play concerts (1:15pm Wednesdays year-round) and church ladies serve tea and crumpets.