St John's, Newfoundland on TransCanadaHighway.com
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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St John's Accommodation & Attractions
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Nestled safely on elegant Queen's Road, in well lit area, amongst historic cathedrals, theaters, and fine restaurants
24 Rooms Relax and enjoy 19th century atmosphere in the heart of historic DOWNTOWN St. John's. Car Rentals Nearby.
Salty Seas Cottages, located in Ochre Pit
Cove, Newfoundland, offers fully equipped,
spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom
oceanfront cottages with picture windows
overlooking the ocean.
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland the premier destination for your next trip to St. John's. Overlooking historic St. John's harbour, our hotel is at prime location for business and leisure travellers alike.
11 Rooms Elegant Victorian mansion in English garden, beautifully appointed interior. Suites have jacuzzis, fireplaces. Downtown area.
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Attractions Directory Listings
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
St. John's premier executive sedan
service. We service all domestic and
international flights as well as private
aviation for reasonable rates and
excellent service. Try Black Car
Service next time you fly into St.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company Limited (QV) was established in 1996. QV is a Newfoundland-based independent brewing company focused on producing world-class quality
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.
Marble Zip Tours offers an experience like no other in the province. Itís a cross between parachuting and flying, and itís the ride of a lifetime.
Public transit in and around St John's with park 'n' Ride options for events at Mile One Stadium. Ride Guide Customer Service, 24-hour Route & Schedule Info (709) 722-9400
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