What To Do
So you have always wanted to go to Newfoundland and now Melody and Dean have given you the perfect opportunity to make your dreams come true! Now what?? Newfoundland offers nature-lovers a whale of time in summer, as well as a range of seriously cool places to check out.
One population of humpback whales comes to St. John's between May and September, joined by up to 21 other species of whales and dolphins. There’s a range of tours departing from St John’s and many other nearby towns. You might also see whales while walking along Cape Spear.
The prime time to fish for most species is typically summer, from June to September. If fishing is going to be the focus of your extra time in St. John's, there are many providers offering packages to suit different levels of experience and types of catches.
These adorable small seabirds, known for their brightly coloured beaks, are plentiful in Newfoundland. The best time to see them is during the breeding and fledging season from May to September. O’Briens runs one of the most popular puffin-watching tours out of Bay Bulls, a 30-minute drive south of St John’s.
The most scenic hiking is in Gros Morne National Park on Newfoundland’s west coast. There are more than 100 kilometres of marked trails and 20 routes graded by their elevation. If you want to stick closer to St. John's there are plenty of site and trails in the area too. Be sure to check out the short trails around Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi and the longer day hike along the East Coast Trail.