St John's, Newfoundland on TransCanadaHighway.com



Iceberg just outside St Joh's

Why Visit St John's?

This is as east as you can get. Explore all corners of St John's unique harbour, inlcuding Signal Hill. Visit Water Street and its many bars an restaurants. There are lots of attraction close by: Quidi Vidi is a cute fishing village just north of town, Cape Spear to the south has the easternmost point of the continent, and take the ferry to explore Bell Island.

View from harbour

St. John's with a population over 100,000 is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's is the most easterly port and oldest City in North America. The city is progressive and has world-class facilities in marine science and technology and in offshore oil development. St. John's is the headquarters those companies that are exploiting the underwater offshore resources in the Hibernia and Terra Nova oil fields.

Cape Spear view The city is surrounded by a mosaic of fishing villages, and hosts several cultural festivals, sports clubs and recreation facilities, to provide big city amenities with "small town" quality of life. Shoppers can stroll the aisles of national retailers or visit charming boutiques along Water Street, the oldest commercial street in North America, with most shops open seven days a week.

The city's music scene is vibrant and eclectic with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, renowned choral groups and a variety of traditional Irish, jazz, and rock performers. St John's nightlife scene is one of the most vibrant in Canada, and a history of lively pubs and taverns since the 1600s. Featuring 1920s light fixtures and cobblestones, George Street is said to have more pubs per square foot than anywhere else in North America.

Carleton Park, across the Trail Bridge from downtown Whether it's a visit to a park to commmune with nature, an art gallery to absorb some culture, a museum or historical site to the reflect on the area's 500 years of history, or just an opportunity to wander around on the colourful and storied streets, St John's offers its visitors and residents lots to do every day of the week.

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Highway Notes

There are two points in St John's that can be considered the eastern terminuses of the Trans-Canada Highway: St John's harbour which is best accessed via Highway 2 which loops around the south end of town and past Mount Pearl. You can either access it form the downtown docksides, or take Southside Road which winds along the opposite shore to the mouth of the harbour.

From here there is a view to our other end point: Signal Hill, the place from which Marconi sent his first famous trans-Atlantic radio transmission, marked with a small bastion. This location has a great view of the ocean on one side and St John's harbour and downtown on the other, but you are a few hundred feed above the water (no dipping your toes in the Atlantic from here). If you follow Highway 1 through St John's scenic Pippy Park and past the airport to its endpoint, we've marked the map with a route via Quidi Vidi Lake to Signal Hill.

History: Whitborne to St John's Itineraray: Whitborne to St John's


St John's Accommodation & Attractions

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St John's AccommodationsOcean Delight Cottages

From your dining room or deck in Ocean Delight Cottages, the expanse, freedom, and grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as your eye can see! View whales and bald eagles or catch a glimpse of caplin rolling in season.

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St John's AccommodationsThe Rose Manor

5 Guest Rooms Majestic 2 storey, 125 year old house, water front, situated on one and half acres of beautiful gardens, old maple trees, a splendid 200-year old cherry tree, patios and an oceanfront deck. Smoke Free Enviroment

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St John's AccommodationsPippy Park Campgrounds

216 sites: full and unserviced sites are on private treed lots; additional full-service sites are located in an open meadow setting.

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St John's AccommodationsSerendipity B and B & Cottage

We are a modern style 3 1/2 star Canada Select Bed & Breakfast and a 4 star Cottage overlooking beautiful Clode Sound. Come stay with us and enjoy the pleasures of "Home Away From Home". Enjoy the friendly and helpful service of the Davis family.

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St John's AccommodationsThe Bay Roberts Hotel & Scrunchions Restaurant

located on the scenic shores of Bay Roberts, Conception Bay, Newfoundland Canada. Each of our 24 fully air conditioned rooms boasts a magnificent ocean view. 3 1/2 star family owned hotel with comfortable, spacious rooms

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St John's Travel & AttractionsRodrigues Markland Cottage Winery

We are a winery, growing our grapes and making our wine. Have a tour, sample our wines, and buy some in our shop.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsColonial Building

This fine white Irish limestone building, constructed in 1850, was the Legislature Building for the Newfoundland Government until 1960. It now houses the Provincial Archives

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St John's Travel & AttractionsGovernment House

Completed in 1831, Government House is one of the city's few architectural treasures to survive the Great Fire of 1892. It is the official residence of the province's Lieutenant Governor. Guided tours available.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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