Things to Do

Golf Course

The Willows and The Wilds are fantastic golf facilities located in the region. The Willows offers a unique 9-hole golf experience with well-conditioned fairways and greens, along with, stunning views of the valley and rivers. The Wilds resort is a world-class 18-hole course with lots of other things to offer as well

Salmonier Nature Park

The mission of Salmonier Nature Park is to provide exemplary learning opportunities and visitor experiences that connect people with the natural communities of Newfoundland and Labrador. These experiences must encourage a better understanding of and contribute to a sustainable future for people, wildlife and the environment on which they depend.

Holy Cross Park

An excellent place to bring your family for a day of swimming, sunbathing and picnicking, Holy Cross is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature while you’re taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


East Coast Trails

The East Coast Trail offers a genuine wilderness hiking experience. Starting from the historic city of St. John’s, you can head north or south over 300 kilometers of developed trail.

Whale Watching, Boat Tours and Ocean Kayaking

The ocean is deep and full of mystery. When you look past the surface, it’s teeming with sea-life large and small. Each creature has a story – and at Coastal Connections, they share these stories to foster a lifelong love of the ocean.


Just a short distance from the capital city of the province, St. John’s, incredible shopping for everything from Big Box stores to tiny specialty shops await you. Enjoy the Avalon Mall, Stavanger Drive Shopping District, or the glorious, historic Downtown region. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it, along with a whole lot more.



The Holyrood Marina Park Corporation is an incorporated non-profit organization, and was established in 2005. The HMPC board of directors have been tasked to provide vision and guidance for the future operation and development of the Holyrood Marina complex. To ensure its success, we depend on the commitment and support of all its members.

Lighthouse Picnic

The perfect recipe for what will be one of your most treasured memories.  Lighthouse Picnics based at Ferryland Lighthouse (built in 1870) offers distinctive picnic food using the freshest ingredients.

Find more things to do in and around the region below

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