Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland

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115 Cavendish Square, St. Johns, NL, A1C 3K2, Canada   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (709) 726-4980   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-870-3033


Things to Do in St. John's, Newfoundland

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  1. George Street
  2. Cape Spear
  3. Quidi Vidi Lake
  4. Signal Hill
  5. Johnson Geo Centre

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Things to Do in St. John's, Newfoundland

Our prime location puts you close to a variety of things to do in St John’s, Newfoundland. Our hotel is situated in the heart of downtown, just a quick trip to many St. John's attractions. Shop at local craft boutiques or favourite brand-name stores. Discover the area's unique geology at Johnson Geo Center or explore George Street, home to the most bars per square foot for your enjoyment of live music and locally crafted beverages. Or, venture out to sea to go whale watching, iceberg hunting or visiting the local puffin colony.

Local Area Attractions

East Coast Trail
Explore the coast of Newfoundland along 540 km/340 mi of walking trails. Attractions along its paths include abandoned settlements, lighthouses, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, two active archaeological dig sites, and much more.

Signal Hill
Due to its prime location overlooking the harbour, Signal Hill has been home to fortifications since the mid-16th century. It was the site of the final battle of the Seven Years' War, and the first transatlantic wireless transmission was also received here in 1901. The only remaining structure is Cabot Tower, which was built in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland by John Cabot.

Located 1.9 km/1.2 mi from our hotel (about a 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk)

Cape Spear
As the easternmost point in continental North America, Cape Spear has had an operating lighthouse since 1836. The original still stands as the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province. The current lighthouse was built in 1955. Cape Spear also has bunkers and gun barrels from defensive troops stationed there during World War II.

Located 17.4 km/10.8 mi from our hotel (about a 30-minute drive)

Johnson Geo Centre
Located at the base of Signal Hill, the Johnson Geo Centre is mostly located underground in an excavated glacial formation. The centre showcases the exposed bedrock of the hill and utilizes a heating/cooling system via six geothermal wells drilled to a depth of 500 feet.

Located 1.0 km/0.6 mi from our hotel (about a three-minute drive or 15-minute walk)

George Street
George Street has more bars and pubs per square foot than any other street in North America. It spans two blocks and is only open to pedestrian traffic. George Street uniquely holds their Mardi Gras celebration in October, and the George Street Festival is a six-day event held every year in early August.

Located 1.4 km/0.9 mi from our hotel (about a five-minute drive or 17-minute walk)

Quidi Vidi Lake
Quidi Vidi Lake is located at the east end of St. John's. This mile-long body of water is the location of many sporting events, including the annual Royal St. John's Regatta. The lake also has a 3.8 km/2.4 mi walking trail around its perimeter.

Located 1.0 km/0.6 mi from our hotel (about a three-minute drive or 15-minute walk)

Whale Watching
Experience one of the most unique things to do in St. John's, Newfoundland. Newfoundland is one of the most spectacular places to go whale watching, with 22 species of whales passing through between May and September. Whales include humpbacks, minke, blue, orca, and much more. Get a glimpse of these majestic mammals from a boat, kayak, or hiking along the seaside trails.

Iceberg Hunting
A truly once in a lifetime experience, between the months of April – late June view 10,000 year old icebergs which have broken off Greenland majestically float past Newfoundland in brilliant white and turquoise blue. They are both awe inspiring and thought provoking at the same time. They can be seen from the land or better still from the ocean on one of many tours.

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Local Area Attractions
Local Area Attractions - Whale Watching