Newfoundland and Labrador

The Edge of Newfoundland: Explore St. John’s With Your Grandchild

Take in some salt air with your grandchild and set out daily by foot and boat exploring the marine culture of North America’s eastern-most city — St. John’s — and the Avalon Peninsula.
Program No. 23796RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,799 / ADULT
1,199 / CHILD

At a Glance

Sun’s up, so breathe in some healthy salty air. Ready? In North America’s eastern-most city, start each day seaside with your grandchild, setting out by foot and by boat for learning and adventure exploring St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula. Discover how a local fisherman mends his nets – and try it yourself. From a dory boat, fish for cod – and learn how to cook it over a beach campfire. Decode signal flag messages, hear about pirate lore, touch the wiggly feet of a starfish and stand at a boat’s railing for an up-close education about marine life. By week’s end, you and your grandchild will be transformed into old salts with new, forever memories.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to two miles daily; riding in small fishing vessel.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At a catch-and-release aquarium on the harbor, feel the smooth shell of colorful crustaceans, the bumpy top of a starfish and the prickly spikes of a sea urchin.
  • Feel the ocean mist on your face as you glimpse whales and puffins while sailing the waters of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and learning about conservation efforts to protect them.
  • A delightful scavenger hunt caps your week as you stop by statues of the two dog breeds named after the province, find a store that’s the largest seller of accordions in the country and much more.
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Bill Montevecchi
Bill Montevecchi is a professor of psychology, biology and ocean sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research is focused on marine birds, ocean ecology and conservation biology. Bill is the co-author of “Newfoundland Birds: Exploitation, Study and Conservation and created Seabirds – Oceanic Barometers for the Ideas Series of the CBC Radio.” Bill lectures nationally and internationally about avian ecology and conservation.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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