Bowring Park, nestled in the west end of St. John’s, covers over 200 acres of land. There is plenty to explore, from walking trails to recreational facilities, historical landmarks, nature, and wildlife when you visit the Park.

Park Amenities

Whether you want to discover the beautiful landscape and architecture, spend time at the accessible playground and splash pad, learn about the history of the Park and province, catch a performance at the Cabot 500 Theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Bowring Park.

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In addition to the paths and walkways throughout the Park, Bowring Park has two beautiful walking trails – South Brook Trail and Waterford River Walk – both a part of the Grand Concourse trail system.

South Brook Trail

This trail takes the user along Southbrook Valley, providing scenic views and serenity in the heart of St. John’s. It’s one of those walks that make you forget that you are in Newfoundland’s busiest and largest City.

Length: 3 kilometres (1.86 miles)
Time: 40-minute stroll 25-minute brisk walk
Grade: Some gentle slopes with some steeper sections

Waterford River Walk

This walk begins at the true Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Trail. The trail follows the Waterford River and offers a lovely countryside walk amidst natural landscapes and heritage homes before taking the user to beautiful Bowring Park – established in 1914. Bicycles are welcome on this route.

Length: 6.2 kilometres (3.85 miles)
Time: 120-minute stroll 75-minute brisk walk
Grade: Mostly Level

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*Information compliments of the Grand Concourse Authority.