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 AccommodationsCompton House by Leaside Suites

11 Rooms Elegant Victorian mansion in English garden, beautifully appointed interior. Suites have jacuzzis, fireplaces. Downtown area.

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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 AccommodationsSheraton Hotel Newfoundland

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.

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St John's AccommodationsHotel Mount Pearl

30 Rooms Bordering Mount Pearl and St. John's, near Donovans Industrial Park and the Village Shopping Centre. Home of Brownings Pub & Fireside Catering. Perfect stay for business travelers and tourists alike.

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St John's AccommodationsFairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland

88 Rooms Full-service hotel offering quality guest accommodations, meeting facilities, Flat Rock Bar and Grill. Outdoor pool.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

You get "we Try Harder" service at over 4,400 Avis Rent A Car Locations worldwide.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-A-Car

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.

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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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St John's Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

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.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsFrontline Paintball (Outdoor)

Newfoundland’s premier paintball, airsoft and laser tag service and playing equipment provider. With over 19 years of serving Newfoundland

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