We had the great opportunity to visit St. John’s, Newfoundland and it was breathtaking.
It was a little foggy, cool and crazy windy at certain times but that didn’t stop us from exploring The Rock.
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site is the most Easterly Point of Canada with maintained walking trails along the cliff, and to the lighthouse. Parking is free and there are washrooms and a gift shop. Great spot (when it’s clear) to lookout for Icebergs, Birds and Whales.
Unfortunately we didn’t see any this time, but that’s quite alright. Just the spectacular view of the ocean and the fresh air was more than enough.
Here are some more photos from Cape Spear…
On the way out we stopped off at the Newfoundland Chocolate Company where we warmed up with a Cappuccino and fresh baked treats. This cafe is amazing, as they were handing out free pieces of chocolate, they sell gelato, hot and cold drinks, and lunch.
There is seating inside and outside with hiking trails around and again the view is spectacular. I couldn’t leave without buying one of their chocolate bars. Apparently there is a Newfie dictionary and these sayings mean something that, if your not from Newfoundland, you probably wouldn’t know.
The one I purchased was “God Love Your Cotton Socks.” Which means “Thank You”.
Another stop of our sightseeing trip was Signal Hill National Historic Site. Noted from their website, “Signal Hill was the site of St. John’s harbour defences from the 17th century to the Second World War and where Guglielmo Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.”
There are many hiking trails from the top of Signal Hill to the bottom along The Atlantic. There’s chairs at the bottom to relax before trekking back up. I would recommend good hiking shoes, poles and dress for changing weather.
Here are just some random photos from around the city…
Happy adventuring! #getoutside