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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 AccommodationsGreenwood Lodge & Motel

There are 20 rooms and a two bedroom housekeeping cabin.Rates are seasonal and may reflect special occasions. , 1 Cottage Country garden bounded by shopping malls, playgrounds, hiking trails, rivers, churches, bus stops.

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St John's AccommodationsBridgeway Hotel

THIS IS A NEW HOTEL THAT WILL BE OPEN IN THE PLACENTIA NEWFOUNLAND AREA IN JUNE OF 2008FOR ANY INFO CALL FRANK or Jeanette709-227-5352, 709-227-7100 any time of day or night if you have any questions

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St John's AccommodationsLeaside Manor Heritage Inn and B&B

8 Rooms Luxuriously comfortable 1920s heritage manor, oversized rooms, gorgeous apartments, romantic celebration suites/double jacuzzis. 20 Minute Walk to Convention Centre. Fully Equipped Boardrooms With Catered Meals,Wireless Internet.

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St John's AccommodationsThe Narrows

4 Rooms Premium location, great view of the harbour, walking distance to all local attractions. Situated Between the Fairmont Newfoundland and the Delta, Associated with O'Brien's Whale and Birds Tours for Whale and Birdwatching.

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St John's AccommodationsCaptain's Quarters Inn

24 Rooms Relax and enjoy 19th century atmosphere in the heart of historic DOWNTOWN St. John's. Car Rentals Nearby.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsHarmon Golf & Country Club

Bordering on the scenic Gulf of St. Lawrence, oroginally a nine-hole course for US Servicemen at the Stephenville Air Force Base in the 1960s, an expanded to 18 holes in 2000, with a unique and challenging golf experience.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsDRL Head Office

Our fleet is made up mainly of Prevost motor coaches which can transport 56 passengers in reclining seats, with storage for luggage in separate compartments underneath, and are equipped with air conditioning units and washroom facilities.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsProvincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador

Soaring into the skyline of historic St. John's, The Rooms combines twenty-first century technology with a striking visual reference to our past. Its unique design mirrors the "fishing rooms" where families came together to process their catch.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsMurray Premises National Historic Site

Situated on the harbourfront, it was built in 1846 as an office and warehouse for trade and fishing. It is one of the oldest buildings in St. John's. Restored in 1979.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsAuk Island Winery

. The winery has made its mark in the industry making unique wines made from Newfoundland berries and fruits and some specialty wines using Iceberg water.

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