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.
St John's Neighbourhoods Map
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Blue = Main #1 Trans-Canada route, Green = alternate #2 route
St John's Accommodation & Attractions
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Accommodations Directory Listings
Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
1 Bedroom Cabin with Sofa Bed, Built in the late 1930s, Icehouse Meadow Cottage has been restored to provide modern-day comfort – while retaining its old-fashioned charm. Overlooking Cape Broyle Harbour. Quiet secluded beach.
7 rooms.. 4 suites and with 7 meeting rooms for groups up to 250. Business services, high speed internet access, nightclub, restaurants, pool & jacuzzi, video library & children's playground. Complimentary local phone calls, parking, newspaper
The latest in luxury accommodations. Hometel on Signal Hill is located at the base of Signal Hill. With a collection of Brownstones, we offer flexibility to rent a hotel-style guestroom or a complete home, depending on your requirements.
We are a modern style 3 1/2 star Canada Select Bed & Breakfast and a 4 star Cottage overlooking beautiful Clode Sound. Come stay with us and enjoy the pleasures of "Home Away From Home". Enjoy the friendly and helpful service of the Davis family.
From your dining room or deck in Ocean Delight Cottages, the expanse, freedom, and grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as your eye can see! View whales and bald eagles or catch a glimpse of caplin rolling in season.
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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:
Universal Travel offers exceptional service and invaluable travel advice and our consultants provide clients with the guidance, experience and information necessary to help them make a well-informed decision.
Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.
Situated in the heart of the best adventure tourism opportunities in the world, the Deer Lake Regional Airport is only minutes away from the Town of Deer Lake and the city of Corner Brook on the Trans Canada Highway.
Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.
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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