St. John’s is a photographer’s dream. Colourful houses, vibrant people, and hilly streets – all nestled around a historic harbour. And then there’s the natural landscape that surrounds the city – breathtaking ocean views, rugged coastline, and an abundance of wildlife. To get you started, here are eight subject matters that will surely please the eye (and the soul).

1 Cityscape - image


Head to Signal Hill, The Rooms, or Pippy Park for epic views of this 500-year-old city.

2 Jellybean Row - image

Jellybean Row

Wander around the streets of downtown to find bright and colourful houses (one for every colour in the rainbow).

3 Village Vibe - image

Village Vibe

Explore Quidi Vidi Village, The Battery, Torbay and Petty Harbour for stunning rural scenery.

4 Nightlife - image


Grab a pint, hit the dance floor, or get ‘Screeched in’ for a truly memorable night.

5 Big Feed - image

Big Feed

Fill your belly (and your photo feed) with local faves like fish ’n chips, moose burgers, and cod tongues.

6 Coastlines - image


Hit the East Coast Trail for rugged coastline and epic ocean views.

7 Wildlife - image


Spot a whale or a seabird from land or sea.

8 Sunrise - image


Head to Cape Spear to capture the first sunrise in North America.

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Published: February 7, 2019