The Best Places for Cheap Eats in St. John’s

Dining out can be a fun, social activity or a quick way to get a bite when you're busy, but can often come with a much higher price tag than cooking at home!

If you're looking to get out of the house for a bite, here are our top picks for cheap eats in St. John's.
Breakfast
Looking for an affordable dine-in breakfast in St. John's? You can't beat a Newfoundland favorite, the super-wacky and fun Jungle Jim's Eatery. Available at their Topsail Road St. John's location only, you can grab a bre...

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2019 Newfoundland Christmas Parades & Events

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Santa is busy but he always makes time to show up at the various Christmas parades across Newfoundland. Find the dates of this season's parades below.
Downtown St. John's Christmas Parade
The annual Downtown St. John's Christmas Parade is the biggest Santa parade in Newfoundland, drawing over 50,000 spectators each year. The parade features about 100 entries and 5000 participants, and creates one of the busiest days of the year for many downtown busine...

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Dog Parks in Newfoundland

If you own a dog, you know the importance of keeping your dog exercised and socialized! Dog parks are a great place to do these things and let your dog run free, and many municipalities in Newfoundland have been seeing how valuable these parks are to residents with dogs.

Traditional playgrounds, ball fields, and other parks are not suitable for pets to run and play, so having the proper facilities is important.

If you're looking for a dog park in Newfoundland, this article will show yo...

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6 Places to Play Pool in St. John’s

Dooly's Topsail Road

The pairing of beer and billiards is a classic that might be as old as Newfoundland itself. Some say that the first thing John Cabot did when he arrived on our shores was grab an ice cold Blue Star and head for the nearest pool hall. Luckily there are a lot more options for playing pool in St. John's now than there were in 1497, and we've compiled some of the best options for you right here!
Dooly's
 

Dooly's is an Eastern Canadian billiards chain that started in New Brunswick in 1...

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George Street Mardi Gras 2019

While Fall is arriving and the temperatures are dropping, this year's outdoor festivities on George Street aren't over just yet! The annual George Street Mardi Gras takes place Saturday, October 26th!

Though most Mardi Gras celebrations in other parts of the world don't take place in October, George Street does things a little different. Here, Mardi Gras is more of a Halloween-themed event.

Many people dress up in Halloween costumes, and there's even a big contest with prizes for 1st-5th p...

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Why is There No Taco Bell in Newfoundland?

With so many other international fast food restaurants setting up shop here over the years, where is there no Taco Bell in Newfoundland?
The History
If you're new to the province or not old enough to remember, you may be surprised to find out that there was once a Taco Bell in Newfoundland! It was a Taco Bell Express location in the Avalon Mall's Scotiabank Theatre. That theatre, relocated from a different area of the mall, opened in 1999 as Studio 12 at Backstage under the Empire Theatres ban...

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Outdoor Swimming Pools in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Looking to cool off on those warm summer days by taking a swim in an outdoor pool? Then read on!
1) Bowring Park

This 50-metre outdoor swimming pool always draws a crowd! With a fairly new water slide, diving boards, a wading pool for kids, and accessible change rooms, the Bowring Park pool is always a great time.

The pool offers daily swims during July and August each season, completely free!

Check out the Bowring Park Pool schedule to plan your visit.
2) Bannerman Park

Locate...

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5 Places for Food After Partying on George Street

George Street at Night

George Street is the home of nightlife in St. John's. It's very common for local bar-goers to stay out until alcohol can no longer be legally sold. After a few hours of slinging back beer that you can't get anywhere else, you're going to be hungry! You might have been smart and planned ahead by leaving a delicious snack at home. If not, don't fear, there are some places in walking distance to get some post-George Street food.
The Celtic Hearth

 

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2019 Iceberg Alley Performance Tent Lineup

The Iceberg Alley Performance Tent is quickly making its name as an annual "must-see" tradition in St. John's, Newfoundland alongside other summer music events such as the George Street Festival.

This 11-day festival takes place near Quidi Vidi Lake under a 36,000 square-foot tent and features a variety of performers from within and outside of Newfoundland!

Iceberg Alley 2019 takes place from September 11-21 and features performances from artists such as Kim Mitchell, The Novaks, Metri...

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6 Crush Sodas You Can Only Get in Newfoundland

Crush Soda in Newfoundland

Despite having just about 1.5% of Canada's population, Newfoundland and Labrador has a surprisingly large amount of exclusive food and drink items. Appreciated by Newfoundlanders for decades, the Crush soda brand offers Newfoundland soft drink flavours that aren't available elsewhere in the country.

Why? This phenomenon may have some connection to a large portion of Newfoundlanders being loyal to Pepsi, the distributor of Crush in Canada. One internet posts suggests that the preference stems ...

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