Posts by: Andrea MacEachern

Signal Hill and Cabot Tower

One of the most prominent features in downtown St. John’s is Cabot Tower which looms high over the city atop Signal Hill. Signal Hill is a favorite spot in the city for both locals and visitors.  One can find the road that leads to the top of this hill in the eastern part of downtown near the harbourfront.  The road leading upwards is windy and steep but some people still brave it during their daily walk or run.  At the top, there is a large parking lot that allows vehicles to either park facing the ocean or facing the city.  […]

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Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is located in Western Newfoundland and is the biggest national park in the province.  The park is characterized by a very diverse landscape that consists of fjords, sandy beaches, mountains, valleys, tablelands, meadows, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. This diverse landscape is great for many outdoor activities, photographic opportunities and backcountry adventure. There are a number of outfitters and tour companies that take visitors on a variety of guided tours in the park but it is also possible to explore much of the park on your own.  A main road winds through the park and it is […]

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Cape Spear National Historic Site

Cape Spear is located about twenty kilometers from the city center of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  It is known for being the most easterly point in North America. Cape Spear is a National Historic Site and popular attraction in the St. John’s area and provides both a scenic and historic experience to visitors. The landscape of the area is characterized by steep cliffs and rocky coastline.  There is a trail that takes visitors along the coast.  Along this trail there are several interesting points.  The first one is a platform with a sign indicating that you are standing on the most […]

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Middle Cove Beach

Middle Cove Beach is located about fifteen minutes from St. John’s in the small town of Torbay.  While it is not advisable that anyone swim at Middle Cove due to the frigid and rough waters, there are plenty of other things to do at the beach. There are picnic tables overlooking the spectacular view consisting of vast Atlantic Ocean and high cliffs and a walking trail is located near the beach.  In the summer months, many people come to Middle Cove in the evenings to sit around a fire.  When the capelin are rolling, hundreds of people, equipped with nets, […]

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