When it comes to sightseeing this June, the gorgeous province of Newfoundland is hard to beat. There are so many amazing locations with breathtaking views of the ocean and so many things to do that it is hard to decide where to go and what to do first. There are also unique activities for everyone to enjoy, especially if you are willing to travel. Listed below you will find 25 of the best things to do this June in Newfoundland.
Tee Time at the River Course
The River Course at Humber Valley Resort is open for the season. The River Course is an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course that can be enjoyed by both experienced golfers and novices. You can see wonderful views of the Humber Valley, Deer Lake, and the Humber River.
Humber Valley Resort
Call pro shop 709.686.2710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
Enjoy a Gros Morne Zodiac Picnic
Isn’t there something about eating outside that makes everything taste better? Gros Morne Zodiac Picnics is not only a tasty meal but a chance for you to relax and take a break. So, relax, spread out your blanket and just breathe in those saltwater smells and the breathtaking vistas that make this place so special. Hidden in your basket are some special homemade treats to make your trip to Gros Morne more than just a feast for the eyes, but for your taste buds as well.
Waters Edge RV Park & Resort at Gros Morne National Park
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday | Departs 1:30 PM
St. John’s Farmers’ Market
Celebrating the best from local farmers, chefs, and craft people, the St. John’s Farmer Market is a Saturday morning staple. Buy farm-fresh produce and great pre-made meals, snacks, preserves and spreads, toys and more.
245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s
Saturdays | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Varies depending on the items purchased
Canadian 48-Hour Film Challenge
Write, shoot and edit a short film of five minutes or less between June 11th and 13th. It’s free to participate for Newfoundland and Labrador residents, and local registration is open until June 5. It’s free to participate for Newfoundland and Labrador residents, and local registration is open until June 5.
June 11-13, 2021
Guided Hikes on East Coast Trails
If you haven’t trekked the trail before, a guided hike is a great way to experience it. Enjoy magnificent scenery along the spectacular coast. The trails are left as unspoiled and natural as possible, and you may climb rock outcrops or walk near cliff edges.
Various sections of East Coast Trails
Pre-registration is required for guided hikes
Cycle the CBS T’Railway
The Conception Bay South T’railway follows the old Newfoundland Railway through Conception Bay South. The trail can be accessed via Town streets with their signs marked “T’railway Access”.
7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South
Summer Sweat Routine: A Spiritual Retreat!
Experience a spiritual retreat for your soul! It’s for you to find out what your soul craves and what’s blocking you from getting it. Participate in discussions, classes, and enjoy a peaceful sleep.
Salmonier Line, Newfoundland and Labrador
June 19 – 20, 2021
$150 non-refundable deposit is required to save your spot
Father’s Day Kids Class
Drop the kids off at the Clay Cafe to learn how to use transfer paper to create a one-of-a-kind plate for DAD. Maybe make him breakfast that morning and serve it on the cute Father’s Day keepsake plate. Ages 5+
Clay Cafe Avalon, 961 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl
June 13, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Back to the 90s!
Head over to the Quidi Vidi Brewing to hear The Singles play all the jams from the 90’s and early 2000’s! Sing along to your favourite tunes! This is a 19+ event.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co, 35 Barrows Rd, St. John’s
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM
$25 + tax
Nine & Dine
Play 9 Holes of Golf with cart and later enjoy lunch in the Dining room at The Wilds Resort.
The Wilds Resort, Salmonier Line, Route 90 Exit 35 off TCH Mount Carmel
Anytime on weekdays and after 2:00 PM on weekends
Monday – Friday $50; Saturday – Sunday $60
Visit Big Falls Park
An angler’s paradise, the Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park features gorgeous forests and rushing rapids. Known as Big Falls Park, this beautiful park is situated on the Humber River and is well known for its quality salmon angling. Spot them leaping the Big Falls from mid-June to late August.
Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park
Regular park fees
The 12th Annual Iceberg Festival
The Iceberg Festival starts on the first Friday of June every year and runs 10 days to the following Sunday and celebrates the coming of spring in the north and the annual arrival of icebergs among breathtaking landscapes and seascapes, fantastic fare, and good company! Details on virtual and in-person events will be available soon.
June 4 – 13, 2021
Varies depending on the event
Hear Justin Fancy
Justin Fancy masterfully combines classic country songwriting with his own take on today’s country sound. He has an enviable ability to craft songs that will ultimately resonate on multiple levels.
Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Road, St. John’s
Friday, June 4, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Table for 2 $115.00; Table for 4 $230.00; Table for 6: $345.00
Explore the Cape Blow Me Down Hiking Trail
This formerly Copper Mine to Cape hiking trail showcases some of the finest views in western Newfoundland and ascends 650 metres to the top of the Blow-Me-Down Mountains. The trail extends 3.8 kilometres into the mountain range, where it joins the Newfoundland section of the International Appalachian Trail.
St. John’s Walking Food Tour
Experience a three-hour walking food tour through the historical streets of downtown St. John’s. Your guide will take you to five locally-owned restaurants and cafes along Duckworth Street and Water Street for a delicious sampling from each of their menus. All the while intriguing you with interesting accounts of times gone by, along with insider information about the ever-changing downtown scene!
Downtown St. John’s
June 12 – 13, 2021
Enjoy a Parent & Child Wheel Class
Enroll in a Parent & Child Wheel Class. This is great time to spend together getting messy and having fun so grab your child and pair up on a wheel, have fun, take selfies and get muddy together.
Clay Cafe Avalon, 961 Topsail Road Unit D, Mount Pearl
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
$70tx per parent and child
Songwriters at The Gate
Songwriting is an art that many people seek to master. On June 5th, three accomplished Newfoundland songwriters will put some of their favorite creations on display for you to enjoy. Hosted by Mike Sixonate, you can be sure that there will be some candid moments and also some great insights into how the songs you will hear were created!
The Gate, 1-4 Church Lane, Twillingate
Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy listening to folk music by local musicians on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Monday musical event presented by The Broadside is held online. Folk Night at the Ship presents songs, stories and tune sessions from the finest Newfoundland artists every Wednesday night! Enjoy music with locally brewed beverages!
Online and In-person
Wednesdays @ The Ship Pub, St. John’s
Mondays (Online) | 8:00 PM
Wednesdays | 9:00 PM
Wednesday Admission by donation (Suggested $5)
Try a new Cuisine
Newfoundland has many fantastic restaurants, cafes, and bakeries that serve diverse and delightful flavours and tastes. Order a hearty brunch, a comfort meal or a sumptuous dinner meal from a local restaurant. With many restaurants offering takeout, curbside pick up and delivery, exploring new menus and dishes has never been easier.
Visit the MUN Botanical Garden
The MUN Botanical Garden and trails are open. Explore the meandering trails and explore the spectacular boreal forest. See beautiful displays of plants, perennials and vegetable gardens, many bird species and butterflies. Enjoy a guided tour of the garden on Thursdays at 2 pm (meet in the Medicinal Garden, just outside the Field Centre). The ‘Rooted In Art: Buds, Blooms, and Berries Exhibit’ will be housed in the Garden’s Field Centre from June 1 to 27.
MUN Botanical Garden is located within Pippy Park at 306 Mount Scio Road
Wednesday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Regular admission: Adult $9, Student (5-18) $6, Senior (60+) $6, Chidlren under 5 Free, Family Day Pass $20
The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues is based on Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women of various ages, cultures and backgrounds whose stories range from happy, to sad, to angry, to confused, to tragic, to hilarious. Each soliloquy tells a different woman’s experience with topics like sex, love, tenderness, embarrassment, cruelty, pain and pleasure.
St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Road, St. John’s
June 17 & 18, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Jazz East Big Band
Jazz East Big Band pays tribute to Phil Nimmons, the Dean of Canadian Jazz. With bold direction from award-winning Artistic Director Bill Brennan, Jazz East delivers a world-class large ensemble performance that is second to none.
St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Road, St. John’s
June 19, 2021 | 8:00 PM
See the first Transatlantic Telegraph Cable
Communication technology has advanced immensely over the last few decades. At the Heart’s Content Cable Station you can see the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable, a historic achievement that reduced the time for transatlantic communication from weeks to minutes. Learn more about the history of communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.
Heart’s Content Cable Station, Route 80, Heart’s Content
Daily | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Adult: $6, Senior (+60)/Student (Valid student ID): $4, Children (16 & under): Free
Tour a Lighthouse
Step back to the 1840s in the Historic Lighthouse to experience the daily life of a 19th-century light-keeping family at the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Guided tours of the lighthouse and cape spear are offered daily.
Blackhead Road / Route 11, Cape Spear
May 18 – October 13, 2021 | 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Adult: $3.90, Senior (65+): $3.40, Youth (17 and under): Free
Pirates Haven Annual Crab Festival
Enjoy local crab cooked by a pirate at the Pirates Haven Annual Crab Festival. Lift your spirits and move your feet to the music of local musicians. There will also be concession stands and artisans displaying their crafts. The event takes place from 3 pm to 7 pm, so make sure you check in around that time.
Want to spend more time? Book a campsite or chalet at the Pirates Haven or book a guided ATV tour.
229 Main Road, Robinsons
June 26 – 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Enjoy Hiking or Discover Nature Attractions
Seeking some fresh air adventure this weekend — the good news is there are some natural areas for you to explore. Find a park or walkway nearby or plan new routes. Details
- Best Walks & Hikes in St John’s and Avalon Peninsula
- Best Hikes in Newfoundland and Labrador
- 25 Things to Do During Spring in Newfoundland
Enjoy Antique Shopping
There is a certain excitement that surrounds answering a compliment about your furniture with, “Thanks, it’s vintage.” Along with adding a unique flair to your home, shopping for antiques and retro items can save an item from hitting the landfill. Visit Newfoundland’s antique shops. Details
It doesn’t matter if you choose to rough it and set up camp yourself or take a cozy nature retreat in a fully furnished yurt, the parks around Newfoundland and Labrador offer a fantastic camping experience for everyone. Sleep under the starry skies and get away from the hustle of the city this spring and summer when you camp or glamp in the natural beauty of this picturesque province.