Local Culture and Activities


Julian Calverley

Newfoundland and Labrador provides a unique shopping experience. From pottery, handcrafted jewelry, felted products, crafts, and prints to hiking clothing, hiking poles and accessories, you’ll find a special souvenir to commemorate your time here. Some shops carry products made of Labradorite, a gray-black, blue or green feldspar. There are several shops and galleries along Water Street in St. John’s, the oldest street in the oldest city in North America. Visit Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism for more detailed information.

Shopping in St. John’s

St. John’s is one of the top 10 oceanfront cities in the world. A colourful destination at the most eastern edge of North America, St. John’s urban experience is like no other. For starters, you’re in a new time zone where the sun first rises in North America. Take in the amazing views, unique culinary experiences and vibrant downtown. Join us for one of festivals. Or enjoy a day on the boat and then head into town for a fun evening of food, drinks and entertainment.

Visit Destination St.John’s and Downtown St. John’s for suggested itineraries, interactive maps, retail promotions and a calendar of current events.

Equipment and Supplies

Several stores in St. John’s and Mt. Pearl sell outdoor equipment and supplies:

A limited selection camping supplies or stove fuel may be found at local hardware, convenience or grocery stores in trailhead communities north and south of St. John’s. Carrying back up stove fuel is recommended.

Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are vibrant in Newfoundland and Labrador. Did you know that St. John’s is a cultural capital of Canada with one of the highest concentration of well-known writers, actors, musicians and artists? Several festivals and events draw record numbers annually.

The various communities along the Trail celebrate arts and culture sites, events and artifacts unique to their area and also to the heritage of the Eastern Avalon coastline. Whether you’re looking to experience theatre or a historical site or visit galleries, museums or wineries, arts and culture is alive and well and steps from the East Coast Trail. Grab a map or visit these links for additional information: