Quidi Vidi Lake

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Quidi Vidi Lake
Rowers at the Regatta.jpg
Rowers at the Royal St. John's Regatta
LocationSt. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Coordinates47°34′51″N 52°41′20″W / 47.58083°N 52.68889°W / 47.58083; -52.68889Coordinates: 47°34′51″N 52°41′20″W / 47.58083°N 52.68889°W / 47.58083; -52.68889
Primary inflowsRennie's Mill River
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsSt. John's

Quidi Vidi Lake is a 1,600 m (1 mi) long body of water located at the east end of the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The lake has a long history of hosting sporting events, including the annual Royal St. John's Regatta, said to be the oldest continuous sporting event still held in North America.[citation needed] The former Pepperrell Air Force Base (now called CFS St. John's) was located on the north shore of this lake and Virginia Waters, a stream which meandered through the air base, flows into Quidi Vidi Lake. The South shore of the Lake has a number of residential and apartment complexes. A number of cultural events are held at Lakeside.[citation needed]

Quidi Vidi Lake has a 3.8-kilometer (2.4 mi) leg of St. John's Grand Concourse walking trail[1] surrounding it. On the north end of the walking trail is a fenced-in outdoor dog park and a modern skate park.

Local people commonly pronounce its name as 'kiddy viddy'.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)