Top Choice Museum in St John's


Not many museums offer the chance to see a giant squid, hear avant-garde sound sculptures and peruse ancient weaponry all under one roof. But that's the Rooms, the province's all-in-one historical museum, art galler…
Church in St John's

Basilica of St John the Baptist

Built in 1855, the soaring twin spires of the basilica pierce the sky and are visible all the way from Signal Hill. Its design marks the revival of classical architecture in North America. Inside, 65 stained-glass w…
Park in St John's

CA Pippy Park

The feature-filled, 1343-hectare CA Pippy Park coats downtown's northwestern edge. Recreational facilities include walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a golf course and a campground. Memorial University, the …
Church in St John's

Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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 …
Aquarium in St John's


The Fluvarium, a glass-sided cross-section of a 'living' river, is located across the street from the CA Pippy Park's campground. Viewers can peer through large windows to observe the undisturbed goings-on beneath t…
Museum in St John's

Johnson Geo Centre

Nowhere in the world can geo-history, going back to the birth of the earth, be accessed so easily as in Newfoundland, and the Geo Centre does a grand job of making snore-worthy geological information perk up with ap…
Historic Site in St John's

Newman Wine Vaults

Dating from the 1780s, these dark, cool wine vaults are where the Newman company aged its port until 1996 (when EU regulations forced the process back to Portugal). Guides used to give tours, but at press time they …
Fort in St John's

Quidi Vidi Battery

Built in 1762 and still symbolically guarding the bay from up the hill is Quidi Vidi Battery. Built by the French after they took St John's, the battery was quickly claimed by the British and remained in military se…
Brewery in St John's

Quidi Vidi Brewery

Quidi Vidi Brewing is a microbrewery located in an old fish-processing plant on the tiny wharf. It's a swell place to slake one's thirst. By car, take Forest Rd from the city and follow it past the lake until it tur…
Museum in St John's

Royal St John's Regatta Museum

Quidi Vidi Lake is the site of the city-stopping St John's Regatta. The Royal St John's Regatta Museum is on the 2nd floor of the boathouse. Opening hours vary. A popular walking trail leads around the lake.