Service to St. John’s, NL is not offered between January 7, 2019 and April 30, 2019.
Be welcomed with natural sights and a rich heritage with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s Newfoundland. From hiking along the beautiful East Coast Trail to strolling on George Street, you’ll find that Canada’s oldest city is equal parts scenic and historic.
Start your journey off with a visit to Cape Spear. The most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear offers a clear lookout over the Atlantic to appreciate the incredible sights. From this extreme point, the ocean stretches uninterrupted until it reaches Ireland.
Take in plenty of history and art with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s. Start by heading to The Rooms, where art and archives come together to record St. John’s history. This gallery-museum hybrid is the perfect start to learning about this East Coast city. To see more seascapes, visit the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, where Eastern Canada is put centre stage.
Outside of history, learn more about what happens under the water when you visit the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Underwater windows offer a glimpse into the lives of fish in Rennie’s River. With flights from Ottawa to St. John’s, the ocean and its aquatic wonders are never far.
On the Atlantic’s surface, you can see more of the ocean’s inhabitants and some of St. John’s most famous residents. Numerous species of whales are just some of the wildlife you can spot on tours in Petty Harbour. Keep an eye out for flukes and fins as the whales surface near your boat.
Finish off your trip with a hike through Butter Pot Provincial Park. St. John’s variable weather means every trip to this beautiful park is a little different. With 600 million-year-old rocks in Butter Pot, even the nature in St. John’s has a history.
Discover all of the beautiful sights and history that awaits in this East Coast city with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s.
Head downtown to experience the heart of the city with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s.
Hugging the St. John’s Harbour, the downtown area stays close to the coast, and is the best reminder of the port city history of St. John’s. With the Atlantic as a neighbour, you’ll never be far from a scenic seaside view in downtown St. John’s.
Heritage buildings like Victoria Hall and the Masonic Temple keep the past within reach. For a deeper look at St. John’s history, open the door to The Rooms. Combining an art gallery with an archive hall, this attraction puts St. John’s culture in the spotlight.
For a beautiful display of historic architecture, visit the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Though the two may have similar names, the varied architecture makes both worth visiting when you fly from Ottawa to St. John’s.
With flights from Ottawa to St. John’s, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the city lined up along downtown’s Duckworth Street. Environmentally conscious, eclectic, and upscale options are all on the menu. For classic St. John’s fare, the Duke of Duckworth is a perfect choice.
Wash down your dinner with a pint at a pub along George Street. With the highest density of pubs per square foot in North America, George Street is worth raising a glass to. The bustle of its nightlife, along with friendly faces, makes this street the perfect stop when you fly from Ottawa to St. John’s.
Travel as far east as you can go at Cape Spear, with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s. Jutting sharply out into the Atlantic, Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America, and well worth a visit.
If you’re up for an early morning, there’s no better place to catch the sunrise. See dawn break over the ocean, before anyone else on the continent. With a dramatic backdrop of the cape’s cliffs, flights from Ottawa to St. John’s deliver some of the most amazing sights in the country.
From this point, the closest landmass to the east is Ireland. With a gorgeous open ocean view, keep your camera ready for the whales and icebergs that regularly grace these waters.
Once you’ve been as far east as possible, turn your back to the sea to see some of the other things Cape Spear offers. One of the area’s best attractions is the Cape Spear lighthouse. Dating back to 1836, this lighthouse features recreations of the daily life of a lighthouse keeper in the 19th century. While it no longer guides ships to shore, this historic building is still the oldest standing lighthouse in Newfoundland. Find that this piece of history shines bright when you fly from Ottawa to St. John’s.
Learn about Cape Spear’s more recent past at Fort Cape Spear. During World War II, this defence battery guarded against the threat of German U-boats. American and Canadian soldiers worked together on this strategic point to protect St. John’s. As such an important location in the history books, you may just learn a thing or two about Canada’s past with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s.
Nearby, the East Coast Trail can take you to the next coastal adventure after exploring the full extent of Cape Spear.
The stunning sights of the far east are within reach with flights from Ottawa to St. John’s and a stop in Cape Spear.
Ottawa to St. John’s direct and connecting flights are available to get you there year round.
Fly direct from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) to St. John’s International Airport (YYT), with a stop in Halifax. Ottawa to St. John’s flight time is 3 hours and 35 minutes on average. The distance from Ottawa to St. John’s is around 1,840 km / 1,140 mi.
For connecting flights, fly from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) 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 on the third floor, in the departures area.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 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.