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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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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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

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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 Beautiful Newfoundland Lighthouses

For decades before GPS and computer technologies, sailors navigated the thousands of kilometers of Newfoundland coastline with the help of lighthouses.

Once manned by humans, most remaining lighthouses which are still in operation are all automated these days and don't require personnel on-site around the clock.

There are dozens of beautiful lighthouses to be seen around Newfoundland. Here are just a handful of our favorites.
Fort Amherst
Built in 1813, the Fort Amherst lighthouse was th...

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5 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Newfoundland

Looking to chill out with a cone or some other cool treat this summer? There are plenty of Newfoundland ice cream places to choose from!
Bergs Famous Ice Cream - Mt. Pearl & CBS
Living up to its "famous" name here on the Rock, Berg's has tons of flavors and treats to choose from. Whether you're looking for hard or soft ice cream, milkshake, or something else, you'll likely find it here!

Berg's has a location at 57 Conception Bay Highway and another in Mt. Pearl at the intersection of Co...

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6 Things to Do on The Irish Loop

The Irish Loop in Newfoundland is a distribution of breathtaking communities located around the Avalon Peninsula's shores. Because St. John's is a part of the Loop, it is easily accessible and can even make for a great day trip. Whether you want to visit for a few hours or a few days, here are some must-do activities on The Irish Loop.
Go Whale-Watching in St. Vincent

 

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