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 AccommodationsThe Narrows

4 Rooms Premium location, great view of the harbour, walking distance to all local attractions. Situated Between the Fairmont Newfoundland and the Delta, Associated with O'Brien's Whale and Birds Tours for Whale and Birdwatching.

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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 AccommodationsBellevue Beach Park

24 Semi-Serviced Sites & 96 Unserviced Sites. A mature trailer park with a 2 km sandy beach. Visit Leif's Landing of Vinland the Good. Osprey, eagles, whales and caplin in season. Caplin Spawning (July), Whale/Osprey Watching.

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St John's AccommodationsRosedale Manor B&B

4 Rooms Built in 1893, restored Heritage House on waterfront in Placentia, four bedrooms/two piece bathrooms. 5 kms From Argentia Ferry, 50 kms From Cape St. Mary's, 2 kms From Castle Hill National Historic Site, Walks on Placentia Boardwalk.

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St John's AccommodationsCountry Inn Motel & RV Park

At our family owned and operated RV Park, you'll find all 66 RV sites have electrical and water hook up, and some with sewer hook up. We have a range of back in, pull through or private sites.

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St John's Travel & AttractionsWallnuts Climbing Center Rock Gym

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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St John's Travel & AttractionsBlack Car Service Ltd.

St. John's premier executive sedan service. We service all domestic and international flights as well as private aviation for reasonable rates and excellent service. Try Black Car Service next time you fly into St. John's.

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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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St John's Travel & AttractionsPractiCar Car & Truck Rentals

PractiCar offers car rental in St John’s Newfoundland and car rentals in Fortune, Clarenville, Bay Roberts, and St. John car rentals Newfoundland. See us for the cheapest car rental in Newfoundland.

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