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 AccommodationsBird Island Resort

20 Cottages The closest accommodations to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve and set on rolling green landscape overlooking the ocean.

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St John's AccommodationsGlynmill Inn (Steele Hotels)

Old English Tudor-style inn in downtown Corner Brook next to Glynmill Inn Pond. 81 attractive and comfortably furnished guest rooms and suites, business ctr, coffee shop, meeting rooms, convenience store.

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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 AccommodationsIsland View Efficiency Unit

We have one 3-bedroom cottage, with satellite TV and stereo. Kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms are fully equipped. Playgrounds, horseshoe pit, patio and large back garden. Private Beach and Scenic

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St John's AccommodationsZenzville Campground

The park contains a variety of serviced and semi-serviced camp sites to choose from in both the wooded and open areas of the park . There are also 6 cabins that are available to rent. All sites are easy accessable, level and contain fire pits.

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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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St John's Travel & AttractionsIslander RV

Islander RV is proud to provide a variety of RV and powersports vehicles from top name brands. Along with our extensive catalogue of new and used vehicles we also provide service, sell and rent to customers from the province and beyond!

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St John's Travel & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShip Centers

Deal with the cruise experts to find and book your next dream getaway for less. Exceptional savings and value await.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsHumber River Golf Club

Pro Shop, driving range, club rentals and licensed clubhouse Nine holes laid out along the Humber River, that are challenging, with narrow fairways and wooded rough.

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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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