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:
Nine Rooms Everton House offers luxury and true Newfoundland hospitality at reasonable rates in the heart of St. John's.
175 campsites are provided at Butter Pot Provincial Park. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace, garbage can, and space for your vehicle. Pit toilets and drinking water taps are located throughout the park.
Only 3.5 star hotel, minutes from airport & shopping. Business center high-speed internet access, local phone calls, parking, complimentary newspaper, complementary Buffet Breakfast, Meeting rooms, health club & swimming pool
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.
5 Rooms Built 1885, the George House is a landmark in community & symbol of lasting influence of the family. Spacious Guestrooms with Period Antiques, Art Gallery & Boutique On Site
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Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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
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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.
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.
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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