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Just because the corporate festivities do not start until Tuesday does not mean you can’t begin the fun beforehand. Here are some great things to do on the weekend and Monday leading up to the conference.


The top of Signal Hill has one of the best views of St. John’s. It’s always windy but it’s worth a trip up to the spot where Marconi sent the first wireless signal. Stop at the visitor centre on the way up for gelato from the Newfoundland Chocolate Company Cafe or visit the gift shop inside Cabot Tower.

The grounds are open year round.

Plan Your Visit



Every good party city has their main bar zone. New Orleans has Bourbon Street. Nashville has Broadway. St. John’s has George Street, a pedestrian street lined on both sides with nothing but pubs, nightclubs, and dives with live music every night of the week.
Learn More About George Street


1 Water Street

Terrance Stanley “Terry" Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist. In the year 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. A memorial in his name can be found near Plymouth down at the water's edge by the Port Authority building.



While it’s not right in St. John’s, visiting the most Eastern point in North America should be on your St. John’s bucket list. They’ve just finished some reno work on the walking paths so it’s better than ever. If you really want to be a rockstar, visit for sunrise so that you can be the first to greet a new day on this continent. It also has the oldest surviving lighthouse of Newfoundland province.

The grounds are open year round.


Housing the province’s art gallery, museum, and archives, The Rooms has the other best view of St. John’s from their 2nd floor bank of floor to ceiling windows. This is the best place to get a feel for Newfoundland history and culture all under one roof. The on-site cafe is also top-notch.

Closed Monday so be Sure to Buy tickets for the weekend before!

For more ideas, check out Destination St. John's:

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