Whenever I visit a new destination, do you know why I love to walk around the neighbourhood or the downtown core so much? That’s coz I strongly feel that to know about a destination, it’s important to know how the locals live their lives, learn more about the infrastructure and the landmarks and the hidden gems that tourists may not know. And of course, I like to explore.
But here is the weird about me, although I will google or research the map of the destination that I am visiting ahead of time, but I truly don’t like to over research the place but leave some suspense or unknown factor to it, adding some surprise element to my visit. I feel that if I have research everything inside out, then I will have an unfair pre-conceive notion of the spots without really letting myself to observe and experience 1st hand when I am actually there.
During this press trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland, I decided to take an evening stroll in the downtown core of St. John’s, I had a pretty good idea of the boundaries of area I wanted to visit, but I just go with the flow and let things come to me. While I was walking towards the harbour, I happened to walk by this park called “Harbourside Park“. Apparently, it’s a mini-park that has a great view of the harbour, you could clearly grab a hot coffee and grab a bench and check out the beautiful of the water and also checking out these ships parking alongside the shoreline.
And as I walked further down the park, I saw some informational boards about St. John’s, Newfoundland plus the 2 dog statues. I have to say, I could imagine this mini park to be a nice hotspot come summer time when families and people come out and really enjoy the area. I would recommend you to come check this Harbourside Park out especially in the summer time.
Address: St. John’s, NL A1C 1A6
Phone: (709) 754-2489
In order for me to explore what St. John’s, Newfoundland has to offer, this press trip from the flights to accommodation were provided by Air Canada. However, my visit to the Harbourside Park and the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.