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 AccommodationsClarenville Inn

The Clarenville Inn is a Four Star family owned hotel that strives to consistently provide guests with an exceptional stay experience, a friendly smile, genuine care and respect for all.

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St John's AccommodationsSinbad's Hotel And Suites

Only 3.5 star hotel, minutes from airport & shopping. Business center high-speed internet access, local phone calls, parking, complimentary newspaper, complementary Buffet Breakfast, Meeting rooms, health club & swimming pool

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St John's AccommodationsCoffee Cove Seaside Retreat

We offer a waterfront vacation guest house (1870 heritage home) located in a quiet cove but only 15 min from TCH. 2 bdrm, kitchen, living and has deck out front overlooking the water. Provides you with everything you need. Just come and enjoy.

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St John's AccommodationsTerra Nova National Park - Malady Head Campground

A large campground with unserviced and electrical sites, washrooms, kitchen shelters, a grocery store, Laundromat, activity centre, playgrounds, communal fire pits, filling and dumping station, and adjacent hiking trails

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St John's AccommodationsSheraton Hotel Newfoundland

4 star Luxury hotel with conference/convention center, beauty parlour, business centre, car rental, handicap facilities, health club, pool, squash courts, high speed internet access.

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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 & AttractionsLisa Taylor - Travel Professionals International

As your Personal Virtuoso Travel Advisor, I offer superior customer service and personalized travel expertise. I own and operate a full service travel agency with Travel Professionals International. Let us plan your Best Vacation yet!

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St John's Travel & AttractionsHarmon Golf & Country Club

Bordering on the scenic Gulf of St. Lawrence, oroginally a nine-hole course for US Servicemen at the Stephenville Air Force Base in the 1960s, an expanded to 18 holes in 2000, with a unique and challenging golf experience.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsBally Hally Golf & Country Club

Past host of Canadian Amateur Ladies Championship.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsWallnuts Inc.

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.

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