The small city of St John’s is the capital of Newfoundland and is set on this diverse province’s east coast.
The harbour area is the heart of the city: in days gone by this was the focus of an important maritime trade and fishing fleet.
The houses at the harbour mouth gleam brightly with all the paints the fishermen had left over from their boats: reds, greens, yellows, whites and blues make them look like jelly beans scattered around the base of Signal Hill. This lively waterfront is now better known for its nightlife, with countless restaurants, historic pubs and some great folk music.
Activities in and around St John’s
The summer brings a host of activities, from whale watching and iceberg spotting to exploring excellent museums highlighting more than 500 years of history. Don’t miss a climb to the top of Signal Hill for spectacular views over the city and nearby coastline, and be sure to visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear, close to the historic village of Quidi Vidi.
Suggested itineraries featuring St. John's
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in St. John's, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of St. John's
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Accommodation choices for St. John's
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit St. John's. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing St. John's
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting St. John's, and which use the best local guides.