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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Experiencing Quidi Vidi Village

Quidi Vidi (most commonly pronounced "kiddy vidi") is a neighborhood in St. John's, Newfoundland with a rich and vibrant history. A visit to Newfoundland wouldn't be complete without paying a visit!

The area gets its name both from Quidi Vidi lake (where the Royal St. John's Regatta is held each year) and the Quidi Vidi Harbour. As a fishing village historically, it has kept much of the look and feel to this day, with many fishermen and boaters active.

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Hiking the Newfoundland East Coast Trail

Whether you're looking for an hour-long hike or a multi-day backpacking and camping excursion, the East Coast Trail is something you must experience while visiting Newfoundland.

Split up into 26 separate paths, the East Coast Trail offers about 300km of developed trail to explore along the province's Avalon Peninsula. You'll see fishing villages, fjords, lighthouses, ecological areas, icebergs, a suspension bridge, and more. The trail is completely free to use, though the association does acc...

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Newfoundland Parks Canada Sites

Newfoundland is home to a number of beautiful Parks Canada national parks, nature areas, and historic sites that you'll want to enjoy during your visit! In this article, we'll take a look at all of the Parks Canada sites within Newfoundland from east-to-west.

If you're exploring the whole country and have purchased a Parks Canada Discovery Pass for the season, you'll be able to use it for admission to the various Parks Canada sites within Newfoundland.
Cape Spear Lighthouse
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The Royal St. John’s Regatta – A Weather-Dependent Holiday!

If you're visiting St. John's, Newfoundland during August, you may want to take in the oldest annual sporting event in North America: The Royal St. John's Regatta.

Referred to by locals as simply "The Regatta", the event celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2018. It is a series of boat races which take place on Quidi Vidi Lake and enjoyed by as many as 50,000 people each year.

Though the boat races are at the heart of the Regatta, many people attend to enjoy entertainment, games, concession...

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