Service to St. John’s, NL is not offered between January 7, 2019 and April 30, 2019.
Set a course for the sea and book flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
As one of North America’s oldest cities, there’s a past to every attraction in St. John’s. The best things to do in the city each have their own history. From taking a stroll down North America’s oldest commercial street while shopping on Water Street, to hiking up one of the world’s oldest hills to reach Cabot Tower, this Newfoundland city has no shortage of historic attractions.
Although St. John’s is over 500 years old, the city looks great for its age. With gorgeous green spaces like Bannerman Park and Bowring Park, St. John’s is always looking fresh. Outside of the parks, find the best sense of the striking geography the millennia have crafted in this city by heading as far east as you can at Cape Spear. These striking cliffs jut out into the Atlantic Ocean, forming North America’s most easterly point.
Head way back in time and discover St. John’s geological history carved in stone at the Johnson GEO Centre. Enjoy the walk to get there, with the museum sitting atop the 550 million-year-old rocks of Signal Hill. With exhibits on everything from outer space to the ground below the museum, you’ll learn about every era in Earth’s 4.5 billion-year history.
When it comes to Petty Harbour, it’s no fluke to catch a glimpse of whales swimming in its waters. As some of the Atlantic’s biggest inhabitants, you’ll find that fins and tails regularly breach the surface, making this harbour one of St. John’s best spots for whale-watching. Don’t forget to bring a camera on your flight from Montréal to St. John’s to capture shots of these massive mammals.
Find your path to the past in this historic Atlantic city when you book flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
Quidi Vidi is a great destination to visit when you book flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
Sitting on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake, the village looks to the lake for its livelihood. When your flight from Montréal to St. John’s lands, head to this historic fishing village to find plenty of fishing boats bobbing in its harbours. In the summer, sailboats join the fleet for the St. John’s regatta, if the rebellious maritime weather permits it.
Quidi Vidi has been catching more than just cod as of late. Craftspeople and artists have been pulled towards the village by the draw of the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation. This building acts as half workshop, half gift shop, so you can watch the artists get creative before picking up something to remember your trip to St. John’s.
When you’re done in the studio, take to the village’s winding streets to enjoy Quidi Vidi’s sights. Direct your gaze between quaint houses, where you’ll catch glimpses of the water, busy with fishermen.
On your travels, keep an eye out for Mallard Cottage. This precarious-looking 18th-century cottage is one of the oldest wooden buildings in North America. Having stood the test of time, Mallard Cottage is now a National Historic Site. While you’re in the cottage pub, get “screeched in”. Lock lips with a (stuffed) cod before chasing it with a shot of screech (a local rum). After that, grab a pint and some pub fare to cleanse your palate before flying back to Montréal.
Quaint and cultured, you’ll find that Quidi Vidi is a real catch when you book flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
Take in Newfoundland’s nature in Pippy Park with flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
Located within the city, Pippy Park is an urban adventurer's oasis. With 1,376 hectares of greenery, this urban wilderness is just waiting to be explored.
Lace up your walking shoes and try your foot at one (or all 11) of the park’s designated trails. On the north end of the park, backcountry trails venture along 11 km of wetlands, woods, and ponds. Keep an eye out for fellow trail users, like moose and snowshoe hares.
In the winter, Pippy Park’s cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails show you a whole new side of the park. Take to the snowy trails and experience the winter wonderland the park becomes.
After walking the trails in the summer, walk the course while perfecting your swing at the Pippy Park Golf Course. 27 holes (an 18 hole course and a 9 hole course) sprawl over this public course. With a view of the city and the coastline, it’s hard not to let this scenic course distract you from your game.
Get up close and piscatorial with the wildlife under the park’s surface at the Suncor Fluvarium when you fly from Montréal to St. John’s. This educational centre is your window into the lives of aquatic animals, literally. Look through the glass to the flowing water, watching fish swim past in the Rennie’s River.
Back above surface, see the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden flourish in Pippy Park. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, the colourful plants and creative landscaping will grow on you.
Visiting Pippy Park is sure to put some pep in your step when you book flights from Montréal to St. John’s.
Montréal to St. John's direct and connecting flights are available to get you there year round.
Fly direct from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to St. John's International Airport (YYT), with a stop in Halifax. Montréal to St. John’s flight time is 3 hours and 30 minutes on average. The distance from Montréal to St. John’s is around 1,690 km / 1,050 mi.
For connecting flights, fly from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to St. John's International Airport (YYT), with a connection in Halifax. Connection times vary.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in Terminal A.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 km / 12 mi from downtown Montréal.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis to downtown cost about $40 CAD. Car service costs about $50 CAD.
The 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport / Downtown shuttle bus provides service to the airport from downtown. The fare is $10 CAD.
St. John’s International Airport (YYT) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown St. John’s.
Car rental services are available in the level 1 baggage hall of St. John’s International Airport (YYT).
Taxis to downtown cost about $25 CAD.