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Are you traveling to St. John’s this season? Need any ideas to help you step up your insta game? We have curated an exclusive list of the most aesthetic spots in St. John’s. These are some of the most instagrammable locations, and they are sure to be a thumb-stopper while scrolling through the feeds. 

Newfoundland is an absolutely spectacular destination in all of Canada. Whether you are a nature lover or a foodie, this destination has something to offer everyone. If we had to use three adjectives to describe St. John’s, it would be vibrant, scenic, and stunning. St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland, is filled with some of the best photography locations that can fill up your camera roll. With streets bustling with life, colorful houses, and scenic sites, there will never be a dull moment while you are there. 

Being a perfect blend of modernity and traditional small-town, this contemporary city is about 500 years old. St. John’s is one of the oldest cities in North America, filled with history, heritage, and culture. Wander the streets and discover some of the best photography locations here. 

Signal Hill National Historic Site & Cabot Tower

Signal Hills and seascape view
view of the lighthouse from Signal Hill, St. John s, Newfoundland.

Right at the top of our list of most instagrammable spots in St. John’s in Signal Hill. This is one of the best photo spots overlooking St. John’s and a great location to go hiking.  From the ruins of Queen’s Battery to visiting the Cabot Tower, there are numerous attractions with historical relevance to be discovered. During the summer months, the traditional Noonday Gun is fired. Although it started as a military time signal 150 years l8r, it still continues to this day. 

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst a great spot for seascapes
An iceberg in the sea near Fort Amherst in Newfoundland.

After you have taken photos at Signal hill and the battery lookout spot, travel to Fort Amherst. Capture the scenic views of the cliff, ocean, and the lighthouse itself. Located on the south side of The Narrows in St. John’s harbour, this spot is quite famous for two things, whale watching and viewing icebergs. 

Jellybean Row

Jellybean Row a very photogenic place in St Johns
Brightly colored rainbow Victorian row houses in downtown St. John`s, Newfoundland. Commonly referred to as Jelly Bean Row, part of the heritage palette.

If you are in St. John’s, it’s hard to miss this entire row on the street filled with colorful houses. Yellows, blues, and greens dominate the downhill street, making it the most colorful city in the world. Part of the 70’s revitalization project, these houses are an Instagram-worthy location just a short walk off Duckworth Street. 


Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Lighthouse one of the top photo spots in St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape Spear National Historic Site, St Johns Newfoundland.

Located southeast of St. John’s, Cape Spear is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland. Built in 1836, this lighthouse sits on top of the cliff with dramatic views worth photographing. Fifteen minutes away from downtown, this tall white lighthouse is perched at the most easterly point. While you are there, learn more about the seafaring history, check out the 19th-century furnishings, and take a tour of the Victorian lighthouse and its surroundings. 


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Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Interior of the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Dating back to the 19th century, this cathedral boasts Gothic Revival architecture. Built between 1842 and 1892, the current structure of the cathedral was rebuilt in 1905 after the Great Fire of 1892. It is one of North America’s finest examples of intricate architecture and was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. 

Quidi Vidi Harbour

Quidi Vidi Harbour one of the top aesthetic spots in St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador
Beautiful sunset over a small fishing village near St John`s. Colorful houses and Quidi Vidi Brewery on the water.

This is one of the most instagrammable spots in Newfoundland. The lively harbour is filled with fishing boats and colourful fishing shacks. While you are there, take a hike up to the viewpoints and enjoy a delicious meal at the Mallard Cottage. After you have taken pictures for your social media, make sure to spend some time wandering the harbour and try out the local specialty of Iceberg beer. 


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Petty Harbour

Petty Harbour one of the top aesthetic spots in St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador
Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

This charming little fishing town has a history that dates back to the 1600s. Set in Motion Bay, Petty Harbour is only about 15 minutes away from St. John’s. The first hydroelectric generating station is also located here and is an active fishing community. 

St. John’s is a small yet beautiful city located on the eastern tip of Newfoundland. The summer months attract tourists and travellers from around the world. Spring and fall seasons are a great time to visit too. The changing colours of nature and the vibrant colours of St. John’s will add a glow to your photographs. 

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