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.
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.
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.
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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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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
The Harbour View Inn opened its doors in January of 2004 offering 28 beautifully appointed suites. Located on Water Street, one of North America's oldest streets, every room provides a front stage view of St. John's harbour
88 Rooms Full-service hotel offering quality guest accommodations, meeting facilities, Flat Rock Bar and Grill. Outdoor pool.
63 rooms with hi-speed web access in-room, television, hosekeeping suites, pets accepted, restaurants, aerobics room. Free local calls, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, continental breakfast, in-room coffee.
Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around St John's.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
110 acre nature reserve and botanical
garden with hiking trails featuring
native Newfoundland habitats. A wide
variety of special events, workshops,
family programs, nature hikes, flower
shows and much more.
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
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.
he Willows is only 25 minutes outside of St. John's, this 9-hole golf experience with well-conditioned fairways and greens in a beautiful valley, along with, stunning views.This course features a 610 yard par 5 on hole #3.
We will bring you only the finest Newfoundland made wine from our own White Birch Trees.
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