- Timeless Cathedrals
The Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist in St. John's is Canada's oldest parish (1699), the Anglican cathedral is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in North America. Although originally built in the 1830s, all but its exterior walls were reduced to ashes by the Great Fire of 1892. It was rebuilt in 1905, its Gothic ribbed ceiling, graceful stone arches and long stained-glass windows are timeless marvels. On weekday afternoons in July and August high tea is offered in the crypt .
- Colorful Old St John's
St. John’s is known for the vibrantly colored row houses that help give the city its distinctive character, and the reality measures up to the hype; "Jellybean Row" really is a must-see visual phenomenon.
The bright facades of St. John’s are familiar features in the alluring provincial tourism ads on television, the Internet and in magazines. The scenes are truly captivating, and seeking out this unusual thoroughfare with its odd rainbow color scheme has become one of the top items on many visitors’ to-do lists. But if you come in search of Jellybean Row, as it’s called, you might be surprised to discover that it isn’t a street at all. Those candy-colored structures are everywhere you go.
- The Views
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- Majestic Icebergs
Icebergs are edges of glaciers that have broken off and slipped into the ocean. Glaciers form on land by snow building up over thousands of years. Each layer of snow compresses those below until, 60 to 70 metres down, glacial ice forms. Glaciers then "flow" or "creep" towards the ocean under their own weight, and eventually slip in. The glaciers of western Greenland flow at speeds of up to seven kilometres a year, among the fastest moving in the world. After slipping into the ocean, the bergs float in frosty arctic bays melting slowly, if at all, until passing through the Davis Strait and into the Labrador Current which carries them south into Iceberg Alley. Once they head south, they rarely last more than one year.
- Lighthouse Picnics
A picnic to be enjoyed while relaxing and enjoying amazing scenery: waves, whales, and seabirds are all part of the vista.
- Signal Hill
Signal Hill ...