St. John's - Galapagos of Geology

Discover why Newfoundland is called the ‘Galapagos of Geology’ during this memorable, half-day excursion in St. John’s.

  • Spectacular scenery
  • Visit a world class Geological museum
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • See Signal Hill
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  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Suitable for most.

  • Duration

    3,5 hours

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  • Notices

    This tour involves a moderate amount of walking

The continent's eastern edge (Newfoundland) is a treasure trove of minerals.  The stories of ancient volcanoes, recent glaciers, visiting icebergs, and rocks from the centre of the earth are all told at our award-winning geological museum and interpretation centre.  We learn about the ages of the earth during our visit while enjoying spectacular scenery, 17th century battlefields, and historic buildings. 

We visit the Johnson Geocentre, a Geological museum near Gibbett Hill. At Signal Hill and Fort Amherst we view a fault across the spectacular entranceway to St. John's Harbour.

While rockhounds love this excursion especially, everyone will be impressed by the scenic vistas and sites included in this itinerary.

Practical information:

  • Port: St. John's
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 mins 
  • Included: Transport, local guide
  • Language: English
  • Walking information: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with slopes and stairs to negotiate at Signal Hill.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No