St John's, Newfoundland on TransCanadaHighway.com



View frm 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.

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.

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St John's AccommodationsRamada St. John's

Located just three kilometers from Trans-Canada Highway. Enjoy comforts and conveniences like free airport shuttle, an on-site restaurant, gym and free parking. All 84 rooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

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St John's AccommodationsThe Wilds at Salmonier River

Hotel & Suites, Villas & cottages, Dining & lounge, RV park, Weddings & events, Meeting rooms & packages, 40 Rooms, 19 Cabins An 18-hole championship golf course & resort conveniently located off Exit 35. 45 minutes from St. John's.

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St John's AccommodationsTerra Nova National Park - Newman Sound Campground

A large campground with unserviced and electrical sites, washrooms, kitchen shelters, a grocery store, Laundromat, activity centre, playgrounds, communal fire pits, filling and dumping station, and adjacent hiking trails

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St John's AccommodationsHometel on Signal Hill

The latest in luxury accommodations. Hometel on Signal Hill is located at the base of Signal Hill. With a collection of Brownstones, we offer flexibility to rent a hotel-style guestroom or a complete home, depending on your requirements.

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St John's AccommodationsNorthwest Lodge Bed and Breakfast

4 Rooms Just half way on the Irish Loop. Pride Award Winner 2001. Caribou Country, Bird/Whale Watching, 3 Great Lighthouses/Fossils At Mistaken Point, East Coast Trail, Good Stopover to Cape St. Mary's Sea Bird Sanctuary.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsFrontline Paintball (Indoor)

Newfoundland’s premier paintball, airsoft and laser tag service and playing equipment provider. With over 19 years of serving Newfoundland

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St John's Travel & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsFrontline Paintball (Outdoor)

Newfoundland’s premier paintball, airsoft and laser tag service and playing equipment provider. With over 19 years of serving Newfoundland

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St John's Travel & AttractionsPractiCar Car & Truck Rentals

PractiCar offers car rental in St John’s Newfoundland and car rentals in Fortune, Clarenville, Bay Roberts, and St. John car rentals Newfoundland. See us for the cheapest car rental in Newfoundland.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsLisa Taylor - Travel Professionals International

As your Personal Virtuoso Travel Advisor, I offer superior customer service and personalized travel expertise. I own and operate a full service travel agency with Travel Professionals International. Let us plan your Best Vacation yet!

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