National Parks Of Canada

By: Sharon White
On the northwest edge of the Saint John City on Newfoundland the Pippy Park features a number of attractions including recreations facilities, picnic areas, wildlifePsychology Articles, Memorial University and the Newfoundland Freshwater Resource Center. The center features the only public fluvarium in North America. Visitors can observe the natural and undistributed life beneath the surface of Nagle Hill Brook behind a twenty five meters glass wall.

Just south of Saint John is Petty Harbor. A very scenic harbor complete with weathered boats and docks it is surrounded by the rocky hills of Newfoundland and is often used in movie productions because of its typical beauty.

Over Signal Hill is Quidi Vidi which is a tiny picturesque village and fishing port. It is home to the oldest cottage in North America. Mallard Cottage was built in the early 1700s and is now a National Heritage Site and gift shop. Quidi Vidi Lake is the site of the annual Royal Saint John Regatta which has taken place since 1826.

Cape Spear features nature trails that lead visitors past the most easterly point in North America. The scenery there is more than spectacular and it includes everything from whales to icebergs which can be as tall as five storeys and that is only the part that shows above the water. The origin of these frosty giants is Greenland where glaciers produce up to forty thousand icebergs each year.

The entire region of Cape Spear id s preserved as a National Historic Site complete with a lighthouse which now serves as an interpretive center.

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