Things to Do
For you enjoyment throughout your stay at CUCCOA 2017 we have arranged various tours with McCarthy’s Party. To view and book some of these excursions, please click HERE
A popular landmark, offers a multitude of hikes coastal views. It was also the site of St. John’s harbour defences from the 17th century to the Second World War and where Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.
Open since 2002, the houses exhibit galleries related to our planet and provincial geology, oil and gas exploration, natural resources, space exploration, and the Titanic disaster. Located on Signal Hill make it a day, walk to the top, and enjoy the view and brush up on your history.
The Rooms Museum
is a place for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. It’s a destination and a journey. A gathering place, a creative space and a cultural centre as distinct and unique as Newfoundland and Labrador. The Rooms is a short walk from the Sheraton and has a lovely café with sweeping views of the Harbour.
NAZ is Canada's longest Zipline course. Soar along the rugged coastline and view the historic fishing village of Petty Harbour from 10 zip lines ranging from 300 to 2,200 feet in length. About a 15 minute drive from the Sheraton. While you’re there have lunch at Chafes Landing to experience some local flavors along the way!
Boat and Sightseeing Tours
A scenic drive down the Southern Shore of Avalon peninsula, visit the and have a picnic lunch at the (reservations highly recommended; afternoon outing, or better part of a day if you go around the whole loop).
Hiking and Walking
Historic fishing village with its own brewery and a craft collective. There’s a trail that runs around the lake and all the way to Signal Hill. Do NOT try to climb Signal Hill from the ocean side unless you are in decent shape. There are some very steep, very long stairs.
and are popular easy walks and fun way to spend an hour or two or take in the Grand Concourse and enjoy other walking trails within the city.
Historic Cupids is located on the shores of one of a string of scenic harbours that punctuate the coast of Conception Bay North, and again has trails for all levels.
Food and Drink
and are slightly outside the main downtown area, but both specialize in upscale local fare, but within walking distance. Reservations for Mallard Cottage brunch need to be made weeks in advance, so if it’s on your agenda, book in advance!
And no trip to St. John’s would be complete without a visit to George Street. Stroll through during the day and again at night!