Professional Development

CIA Annual Meeting
St. John's Convention Centre, NL

Tour Information

Pre- and Post-event Tours

Boasting remote coastlines, dramatic mountains, wild rivers, sophisticated urban settings, and huge wildlife gatherings, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is recognized as one of the world's most impressive travel destinations. 

There are numerous options for tours in and around St. John’s and the province.  A few examples are set out below.

Historic St. John's and Cape Spear tour (3 hours)

This is an excellent orientation of St. John's and the most easterly point in North America. You will be driven to the Cape Spear national historic site, where you can walk through a World War II gun battery, look for whales, and visit the oldest standing lighthouse in the province. Then we will head back into the city to see the beautiful view on top of Signal Hill while hearing the historic tales of North America's oldest English-founded colony. Other stops include Quidi Vidi village, Government House, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of downtown St. John's.

Outposts & Lucky Rocks Tour (2.5 hours)

This is a beautiful scenic tour which takes you along the Atlantic coast and includes stops at Quidi Vidi village with its snug cove; the Oceans Sciences Research Centre in Logy Bay to touch and see the marine life of the Atlantic; Middle Cove Beach with its dramatic cliffs where you can look for lucky rocks or put your feet in the ocean; and Flatrock where the hills run so smoothly into the sea that they can be used as a natural slipway. Learn about the folklore, humour, and culture of the Newfoundland people along the way.

Bird Island (4 hours)

This tour begins with a drive down the southern shore to Bay Bulls where you will join the O'Brien's for a boat ride out to Bird Island to see the puffins. On the way, they will scout for whales and icebergs and sing a few ditties. This tour is best suited for spring and early summer when the whales, birds, and icebergs are most prolific.

Meeting attendees should make their arrangements directly with tour operators.
Click Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism for more information.




Eliot Bauer



Hannover RE
Oliver Wyman


Society of Actuaries