Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, St. John's

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Historic Site
See a part of local heritage and take in the panoramic vistas at Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, a historical 18th-century fort. Built in 1762 by the French after the invasion of St. John's, the battery was claimed by British forces soon after and remained active into the 19th century. Overlooking the bay, the battery's position affords sweeping coastal views from high up on the hill. Staff dressed in guard uniforms of the area stand stationed around various point at the battery. Plan to visit Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. John's attractions using our St. John's travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Cute and quaint area of St. John's. This top 20 ranking has this duplicated as 10 and 17. If both were combined it would make this area higher in ranking. The local name for this area is Quidi Vidi Ba...  more »
  • St John's one of the top go when traveling, walking trails, photography, places to experience the local beers to. be sure.
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  • Every tourist who travels to St Johns needs to take the time to walk through this community and relax. Or take a boat trip from the St. Johns Harbour front but make sure its High tide or you cant get ...  more »
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  • Small and pretty village with some interesting shops and restaurants. Worth a visit if only for being picture-worthy.
  • The Cuckold's Cove East Coast trail was very nice. If you're lucky you may even see a Bald Eagle's nest like we did!
  • You need to see this place that is hidden in St. John's. It is a lovely walk and enjoy the arts centre. The is a restaurant there called the Mallard Cottage that is highly ranked but we arrived too late for lunch and too early for dinner. Will definitely try it in the future.