St John's, Newfoundland on TransCanadaHighway.com



View frm 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.

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.

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St John's AccommodationsLakeside at Thorburn, Motel & Campgrounds, Family Fun Park

Located on picturesque Thorburn Lake at the border of Eastern and Central Newfoundland, The Lakeside at Thorburn is a four-season resort. Surrounded by amazing landscape and scenery

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St John's AccommodationsComfort Inn - Gander

63 rooms with hi-speed web access in-room, television, hosekeeping suites, pets accepted, restaurants, aerobics room. Free local calls, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, continental breakfast, in-room coffee.

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St John's AccommodationsBeachside B & B

4 Rooms, 3 Suites 10 minutes from historic St. John's, 100 ft. from Conception Bay, view icebergs, whales and sunsets from the deck.Trout Fishing/Golfing/Hunting Nearby, Adjacent to Trans Canada Trail (Hiking/Biking)

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St John's AccommodationsIrish Loop Resort Trailer Park

135 Sites 22 acres, including cabins, RV Park. Tenting on 3 ponds. 35 minutes from St. John's. Indoor Heated Pool, Rec Hall, Playgrounds, Pedal Boats/Canoes, Dance for Kids and Adults Every Weekend, Fully Equipped Cabins.

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St John's AccommodationsSerendipity B and B & Cottage

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.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsThrifty Truck Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsBrookside Golf Course

Located in beautiful Hatchet Cove, Trinity Bay, this family operated nine-hole course offers a fun & challenging round of golf on hilly terrain, beautiful surroundings, large contoured fairways and a cozy clubhouse

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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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St John's Travel & AttractionsSap World Co. Ltd

We will bring you only the finest Newfoundland made wine from our own White Birch Trees.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsClovelly Executive Course

Two immaculately groomed courses designed by one of Canada’s finest golf course architects, top notch practice facilities, and a teaching Academy for all levels and ages.

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