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

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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. A visit to Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St. John's trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Pretty area along the base of the rock with colorful fishing shacks and boats. There is also a brewing company located here. Went with Legends Tours, not sure I would want to drive and find a place to...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Terrific fjord just steps from St. Johns. Preferably in a sunny day to see colors and landscapes that are truly breath taking. Colorful houses and wildlife not to be missed
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  • September 4, 2017
    Our city tour of St. John’s included a short photostop at Quidi Vidi village. There is a small harbor here and fishing stations at the base of a rocky cliff. People were climbing the cliff to pick ber...  more »
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  • September 27, 2016
    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!
  • August 10, 2016
    Small and pretty village with some interesting shops and restaurants. Worth a visit if only for being picture-worthy.
  • January 20, 2016
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    Excellent local beer

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To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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