Visiting St. John's
Since this may be your first time in Newfoundland, we are compiling a list of activities that might be of interest. We will be adding to it periodically so check back. More exhaustive information about transportation, accommodations, and local attractions can be found at Destination St. John's or on the provincial tourism website.
Special deals for delegates
O'Brien's Whale & Bird Tours has offered a special deal to conference participants.
For just $75 per person (taxes included), you can enjoy their two-hour Award Winning Tour with shuttle service from any hotel in the downtown area.
This is a take-your-breath-away outdoor adventure, topped off with a wink-of-the-eye sense of fun. Come for the whales, birds and the O'Brien's stories and insights into the wonders of this marine treasure.
Join us for a two-hour cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve for a nautical adventure of a lifetime. Our 50-foot boat has rail space for everyone's viewing excitement. See whales, wheeling seabirds and soaring eagles, nothing compares to the thrill of meeting the wild world in such a personal way. It's an adventure you will never forget, only relive.
This package would normally cost over $90 per person. This discount applies to your entire party, not just conference delegates, so we hope you and your families will enjoy this tour.
To book, visit the O'Brien's website and enter on the promo code CAG_2013 when prompted on the second screen of the booking process. This code is valid for tours August 10-16, 2013. Delegates must show their badges when paying to secure the discount.
Destination St. John's also offers an exciting delegate discount programme for conference goers. Select retailers, restaurants, and other business both in St. John's and across Newfoundland offer discounts to delegates when shown a conference badge. Details can be found in this flyer.
A downloadable list of restaurants will provided closer to the conference.
You can check out The Scope for more events. (Click on the date on the Music Calendar or the links in the Other Events box below the calendar.) Some local events are also listed on Facebook.
Attractions in and around St. John's
- Admirality House
- Apothecary Hall
- The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
- The Battery
- Bowring Park
- Cape Spear
- The East Coast Trail (hiking)
- The Fluvarium
- Grand Concourse Authority walking trails
- The Haunted Hike
- Johnson GEO Centre and Park
- Middle Cove Beach
- MUN Botanical Gardens
- Newman Wine Vaults
- Pippy Park
- Quidi Vidi
- Quidi Vidi Brewery
- Railway Coastal Museum
- The Rooms (free admission Wednesdays after 6 p.m.)
- Signal Hill
- Tea in the crypt at the Anglican Church (weekday afternoons)
- Torbay Museum