May Long Weekend Events & Activities in St. John’s
Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
A go-to list of family activities and events taking place during May long weekend in St. John’s: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely. Be mindful of health advisories. Maintain a physical distance of two meters from people outside your household. Always wear a mask when you are in a shared space, either indoors or outdoors. The places and activities mentioned in the article are merely suggestions. Do not travel if public health orders during the long weekend do not recommend travel in and out of St. John’s.
Shop local produce and wares from the Farmer’s Market. Stop by for a full breakfast or lunch, or shop a vast selection of items directly from the producer themselves. Details
Saturdays | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s
Head to Trapped for an amazing ‘Escape Room’ experience. Enjoy a family fun night when you all work together to get out of one of the nine 5D escape rooms that Trapped has waiting for you. Details
152 Water Street, 3rd Floor, St. John’s
Explore Pippy Park
Pippy Park is a great place to enjoy an outdoor adventure. Explore hiking trails, enjoy scenic views, tee off at the golf course, and spend the night under the stars. Details
15 Mt. Scio Road, St. John’s
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
Spend time at the MUN Botanical Garden
Explore breathtaking trails that wander through trees, waterways, wetlands, and scenic vistas. There are many spectacular displays of traditional and native plants, as well as beautiful perennial and vegetable gardens for you to see. Details
306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s
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
Ladies Lookout Trail
With wonderful views of the rugged coastline and stunning seascapes, the Ladies Lookout trail is one of the best trails to enjoy. This is a 1.3 km loop trail with steep and rocky sections and connects with the Burma Road Trail. Details
Terra Nova National Park
The wilderness awaits you at Terra Nova National Park. This popular park is two and half hours from St. John’s but is worth the drive. There are several hiking trails here including half-hour short trails to multi-day hikes.
Trans-Canada Hwy Glovertown, Traytown
Enjoy Musical Concerts
Tune in and listen to live music streamed from all over the world! Details
Watch Theatre Performances
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that you can now access theatre performances from all over the world online. See what’s on the show this weekend. Details
Take-out and Support Local
Support local businesses by ordering a take-out or by dining at the local restaurants. Check out Restaurants Open for Take-Out and Delivery During COVID-19.
Explore the World From Home
With travel being restricted, there are no ways to physically enjoy a trip to distant places. But the good news is you can explore these places virtually. From Canada’s arctic, cities, National Parks to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, Egypt’s Heritage Sites, and scenic train rides, you can now enjoy many travel destinations virtually.
This is a moderate to difficult 8.8 km trail that takes around 3 to 5 hours one way. This path gives hikers a 360-degree view of Quidi Vidi and St. John’s from the top of the Bawdens Highlands. Details
There are many parks and campgrounds in Newfoundland and Labrador where you can spend overnight. In addition to camping, national and provincial parks offer many activities for a multi-day adventure that makes the journey worthwhile. For more details see 20+ Parks to Go Camping in Newfoundland and Labrador.