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St. John's Newfoundland Area Guide

Expert Advice on What to Do and See in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Welcome to St. John’s, Newfoundland – the City of Legends. Situated in the bustling east end of St. John’s, Hillview Terrace Suites hotel is central to the St. John’s International Airport, the Health Science hospital and Memorial University, and downtown St. John’s with live music, shopping and dining.  Close to churches, banks, restaurants, supermarkets and much more, our hotel is the perfect home base when exploring popular St. John’s Newfoundland tourist destinations, doing a little shopping at the Avalon or Village Malls, or simply visiting the city on a business trip.

If you’re looking things to see in St. John’s, you’ve come to the right place. St. John’s boasts plenty of opportunities for entertainment and outdoor adventures, including:

George Street


On George Street you’ll find a variety of pubs and bars featuring Irish, Country, Dance, Rock and Roll and Traditional music with the party going until 3 am! No matter what you are in the mood for, you are sure to find some entertainment that strikes your fancy!

Visit the George Street Website.

Mile One Centre


St. John’s premier entertainment venue hosts a variety of events, from rock concerts and sports events to trade and industry shows.

Visit the Mile One Website.

Signal Hill National Historic Site


This historic site celebrates the rich communications and military history of Signal Hill and sits amidst a spectacular view of St. John’s and the sea. Signal Hill was the reception point of the first transatlantic wireless signal by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901, as well as the site of St. John’sharbor defenses from the 18th century to the Second World War.

Visit the Parks Canada Website.

Cape Spear


The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador is located at the most easterly point of land in North America. It has been restored to its 1839 appearance and shows how a lightkeeper and his family might have lived in the mid-19th century.

Visit the Cape Spear Website.

The Irish Loop


South of St. John’s, Route 10, The Irish Loop Drive takes you on an adventure to some of the most exciting history, culture, and natural experiences you will find anywhere. This area has the world’s largest puffin colony, the world’s southern most caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world’s oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years.

Visit the Irish Loop Website.

The Cape Shore


A tour of the Cape Shore takes you to the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve seabird sanctuary, one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world, and into an area of Placentia Bay that played an exciting part in the history of North America during its early days when England fought France for control of the colony and the continent.

Visit the Cape Shore Website.

Clovelly Golf Club


As one of Atlantic Canada’s premier golfing destinations, this family friendly golf club is known for its two exceptional 18-hole courses, The Osprey and Black Duck.

Visit the Clovelly Golf Course Website.

Bally Haly Golf Club


Newfoundland and Labrador’s oldest golf and curling club, the Bally Haly Country Club boasts a 100 year history of sport and entertainment. They offer a renowned 18-hole golf course and in-house curling facilities, as well as both casual and fine dining experiences throughout the year.

Visit the Bally Haly Website.

C.A. Pippy Park


Pippy Park is one of Canada‘s largest urban parks. It’s larger than Stanley Park, Central Park and Mount Royal Park combined and is only minutes from the downtown core. Pippy Park contains a range of recreational facilities including two golf courses, an 18-hole championship course and a scenic 9-hole course, the province‘s largest serviced campground, walking and skiing trails, as well as a protected habitat for many plants and animals.

Visit the Pippy Park Website.