St. John's Travel Guide
Welcome to St. John's!
St. John's is a destination that most visitors will remember for its strikingly vast coastline, colourful buildings and remarkable Newfoundlander energy. St. John's is located on the far eastern tip of the Island of Newfoundland, and its location has made it a popular destination among explorers, pirates and, more recently, cruise lines. St. John's is Canada's oldest city and was first discovered by European explorers in 1497, when John Cabot sailed into the harbour of modern-day Bonavista. While in St. John's, enjoy long walks, seaside picnics and exceptional birdwatching opportunities along the rocky beaches. Because of its rich history, St. John's abounds with historic sites. One that is a must see is the Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John's most visible landmark. Along the beach of Petty Harbour, weathered boats, wharves and intriguing sheds on stilts can be found. Offshore, whale watching and personal boat tours are available to the public.
Located on Signal Hill, next to Signal Hill National Historic Park, the Johnson GEO Centre offers to take visitors on a trip through time, telling the story of Earth.
Hotels & Motels
Located centrally in downtown St John's, this hotel features standard guest rooms, high-speed Internet access and an on-site restaurant.
Explore the coastline and communities of Newfoundland and Labrador with experienced local hosts.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in St. John's? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Free Learning Event for First Response Professionals!
Sep 24 » St. John's
- CAPP Presents The Walrus Talks The Art of the Conversation
Sep 25 » St. John's
- The 26th Annual RBC Rennie's River Duck Race Festival
Sep 28 » Hayward's Interiors Plus
- Festival of New Dance
Oct 07 to Oct 12 » St. John's
- International Women's Film and Video Festival
Oct 14 to Oct 18 » St. John's
- Cape to Cabot 20K Road Race
Oct 19 » Signal Hill National Historic Site
- Christmas Craft Fair - Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador
Nov 20 to Nov 23 » St. John's Arts and Culture Centre
- Opera on the Avalon
TBA » Memorial University of Newfoundland