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Quidi VidiSt. John's

Put aside a day for tradition, culture and food in Quidi Vidi, a coastal fishing village that combines a fascinating history with beautiful scenery and a thriving arts and crafts scene. 

Enjoy the charms of Quidi Vidi, a traditional fishing village within the city limits of St. John's, Newfoundland. Quidi Vidi was established after the discovery of its rich surrounding fishing grounds in the 16th century. Today, this lakeside settlement prides itself on its rural character defined by its collection of homes, stages, sheds and wharves nestled into a dramatic scenic setting. Stop by the Visitor Centre in the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, where you can learn about the French-British struggle for ownership of the area.

As well as an information center, Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is an artistic hub for emerging artisans. Browse exhibits of unique paintings and crafts created by its 10 artisans working on-site in their studios. Purchase souvenirs and gifts from the artisans who are happy to chat about their creative processes.

Quidi Vidi also offers a range of exquisite culinary experiences. Take a seat at the Mallard Cottage restaurant and try game and seafood dishes paired with wines or warming rums. Be sure to try Iceberg Beer made with 10,000-year-old iceberg water and crafted in the award-winning Quidi Vidi Brewery.

Work off your meal with a stroll. The loop around Quidi Vidi Lake takes less than an hour. This trail is part of the Grand Concourse, a series of interconnected walking trails around the St. John’s area. On your walk, take in views of the dramatic coastline and note the rustic fishing wharves clinging to the rocky outcrops. These ports are still used daily by a population of over 1,000 Quidi Vidi locals.

For a longer trek, set out on an adventure along the East Coast Trail, a 336-mile (540-kilometre) path that leads to the outermost reaches of north-eastern Canada. This trail is best explored after consulting with tourism operators who'll provide maps, guides and seasonal advice.

Get to Quidi Vidi via metrobus from downtown St John's. Quidi Vidi is located near Signal Hill and St. John's harbor, which played pivotal roles in the area's military history. Take a tour and learn about the colonial struggle for the area's fertile fishing grounds.


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The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
1 & 5 Barrows Road, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $267 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Quidi Vidi, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Signal Hill National ...

The Inn by Mallard Cottage - King Suite
Unique Stay! Converted Church In Idyllic Location
Unique Stay! Converted Church In Idyllic Location
86 Quidi Vidi Village Road, St. John's, NL
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Located in Quidi Vidi, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Quidi Vidi Lake ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great place for rest, hiking g and spiritual restoration

"An amazing experience. Great location beautiful view of the Battery. This home is cared for very well. I would love to return soon"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

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Quidi Vidi Retreat ~ St. John's, NL
Quidi Vidi Retreat ~ St. John's, NL
34 Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's, NL
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Located in Quidi Vidi, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Signal ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great Stay

"Had a great stay in a beautiful home. We all enjoyed our rooms very comfy beds. Very clean and modern. A fenced in back yard with a nice deck. The location was superb. Just a short walk to the picturesque Quidi Vidi village. There was a walking trail at the end of the road that led to ocean vistas ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2020

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Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
3 out of 5
150 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $72 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Downtown St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Railway Coastal ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (202 reviews)

"The rooms were beautiful very clean. We did have a guest in the room next to us that was extremely loud but they settled around 12 so that was ok. The only issue I had was with the night clerk who was not , in my opinion, very friendly he asked me how I wanted to pay for a snack I was getting for ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel
3.5 out of 5
227 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $94 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Avalon Mall and Memorial ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,296 reviews)

"Everything was good great hotel would recommend to anyone"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2020

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
4 out of 5
411 Stavanger Drive, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $66 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Clovelly Golf Club and Middle Cove. Memorial University ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (809 reviews)

"The property is very clean, bright and the rooms are lovely ( we generally stay in the studio king ). Has a little kitchenette area which is so convenient ( fridge, microwave and sink area with countertop space). Free breakfast in the hotel , Boston Pizza next door and Tim Horton’s across the street, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
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