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 AccommodationsBeach View Motel & Bed and Breakfast

8 Units Our 1 and 2 bedroom efficiency units consists of a kitchenette, dinette, living area and bathroom overlooking beautiful harbour. 30 minutes from St. John's and 1 hour from Argentia ferry. Weekly and monthly rates available.

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St John's AccommodationsThe Bay Roberts Hotel & Scrunchions Restaurant

located on the scenic shores of Bay Roberts, Conception Bay, Newfoundland Canada. Each of our 24 fully air conditioned rooms boasts a magnificent ocean view. 3 1/2 star family owned hotel with comfortable, spacious rooms

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St John's AccommodationsFitzgerald's Pond Park

24 Unserviced Sites Set on a 4 km pond, Fitzgerald Pond Park is a bastion of tranquility, wildlife & peace. Paddle Boats/Canoe Rentals Swimming Area, Salmon River, Boat Dock.

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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 AccommodationsComfort Inn - Corner Brook

Walking distance to shops, restaurants, golf course. Guests have free wireless internet access, newspaper, & local calls. Busieness services, handicap facilities, pets accepted, restaurants, room service.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsPetty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Get your hands wet and explore local marine life! Open seasonally.

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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 & AttractionsColonial Building

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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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 & 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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