St Johns, New Foundland, Canada

St. John’s is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, and is the oldest English-founded city in North America. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. Its downtown area lies to the north of St. John's Harbour, and the rest of the city expands from the downtown to the north, south, east and west.

The downtown area is the cultural hub of St. John's and is a major tourist destination in Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada. Both Water Street and Duckworth Street are known for their brightly coloured low rise heritage buildings which house numerous tourist shops, clothing boutiques, and restaurants.

Things to see and do

* Signal Hill
* Historic St. John’s Harbour
* The Battery – small village on the edge of the downtown
* Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours
* St. John’s Haunted Hike

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 106,180 approx
Land Area – 446.04 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1

Port Location – The Port of St. John’s is located in the downtown area of the city.

Transport Links – St. John's International Airport is located 18 minutes (10 km) from the downtown section of St. John's. Flights arrive from major centers like Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, the Caribbean, and London-Heathrow (Summer Only). The airport is served by Air Canada, WestJet, Porter and United Airlines.

DRL Coachlines goes from Port-Aux-Basques to St. John’s (although that’s a long bus ride, typically 12 hours if on schedule), or New Hook Bus Lines from Argentia to St. John’s (much easier to handle: 1-2 hours).