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St John's Newfoundland St John's Top Kids Attractions information, listings and links



Here are the most popular children-oriented attractions in the St John's area and around Newfoundland. Of course, you should consider the age, interests, and energy level of your child to determine the most appropriate places to visit...but here are our recommendations.

Aquarena
17 Westerland Road
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3R7
(709) 737-3799, fax; 737-3793
The Aquarena has an Olympic size pool, 2 of the biggest indoor waterslides east of Alberta, a fully equipped health & fitness centre, fitness classes, squash courts and a Tim Hortons store.
Open year-round.

Rotary Young Children's Playground
P.O.Box 12409
c/o 95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 1R7
(709) 576-8406, fax: 576-8026
Features 25 pieces of playground equipment for younger children, along walks in the intricate shape of a Celtic Friendship Knot. Built in tribute to Rotarians by the Johnson Family Foundation.
From Apr 01 - Nov 30

Signal Hill Tattoo
Signal Hill Tattoo

Signal Hill Road
P.O. Box 1268
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5M9
(709) 772-5367, fax; 772-6302
A spectacular view of St. John's, steeped in history. Marconi received the first trans-atlantic wireless signal here in 1901. Interpretation Centre at Signal Hill features an audiovisual presentation on the history of Newfoundland. Admission fee for exhibits in the Visitor Centre. See cadets perform a 19th-century reenactment, in July and August each Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm and 7 pm, weather permitting.
Visitor Centre open year-round daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; mid-June to Labour Day 8:30 am to 8 pm. Admission fee. Cabot Tower & Gift shop open daily 9 am to 5 pm; mid-June to Labour Day 8:30 am to 9pm.<

Railway Museum

Railway - Coastal Museum
P.O.Box 12049
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 1R7
(709) 737-1503, fax; 737-1065
In this magnificent heritage building this museum relates the 100 year history of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat service. Also houses city of St. John's Archives/Tourist Information.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Fluvarium -- Family Underwater Adventure
Located in C.A. Pippy Park, at the north end of town
Tel (709) 754-3474, Fax (709) 754-5947.
This unique building, on the shores of Long Pond in Pippy Park, shows visitors the secret underwater life of a river, as you look into Nagle's Hill Brook through nine underwater windows and see brown trout in their natural habitat. Fascinating exhibits and live displays of freshwater creatures. Tours by environmental interpreters. The only year-round public fluvarium in North America.
Open daily. July - Labour Day daily 9 am - 6 pm, rest of year Mon-Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sun noon- 4;30 pm. Admission fee. Allow 1-1/2 hours.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum
45 Smithville Crescent
c/o Colonel J. Allston
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 2V1
(709) 722-4639, fax; 753-8244
Regimental museum & archives with a limited collection of special interest to Royal Newfoundland Regiment historians and former family members with direct regimental ties. Call for hours.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31


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