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St. John’s

Spellbinding views over the Atlantic Ocean, colorful row houses, world-class attractions and locals with the most unique accent west of Ireland make St. John’s an alluring destination. Perched along the steep hills of a sheltered harbor, the 500-year-old capital of Newfoundland combines modern luxury and small-town charm to create one of the most unique destinations in North America.

Colorful homes perched along the steep hills


Discover the Scenic Wonders of Canada’s East Coast

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss venturing through the iconic East Coast Trail. Spanning over 187 miles from Portugal Cove to Cape St. Francis, this seaside trail takes you through 30 coastal communities, dramatic cliffs, deep fjords and even a wave-powered geyser. Dazzling scenery gets competition from whales, puffins, caribou, moose, and foxes call this area home. You’ll also be treated with spectacular views of massive icebergs if you visit in May or June. For more icebergs and whale sightings, make your way to Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Located on the easternmost point in North America, Cape Spear boasts two lighthouses and is the perfect place to take in a sunrise or sunset.

Killer Climb

If you find yourself in the Narrows of St. John’s harbor, consider climbing 500 feet along the North Head Trail to reach Signal Hill. Nestled on a rocky hill, this prominent landmark will mesmerize you with its panoramic views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the town’s scenic harbor. This spot is also the place where Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message in 1901. Cabot Tower, a stone fortress on top of the hill, features intriguing exhibits about Marconi and his historical breakthrough. On the north side of Signal Hill is Quidi Vidi, a charming fishing village dating back to the 1600s. Immerse yourself in rural Newfoundland as your meander through ancient fishing stages, narrow laneways, and a tiny harbor known as “The Gut.” Here, you’ll also stumble upon a house within the fort that’s believed to be the oldest in British Canada.

A view of the ocean

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Experience Newfoundland’s Distinct and Diverse Culture

Hear the stories of Newfoundland’s past and people at the Rooms. Beautifully designed, this cultural hub resembles traditional fishing rooms and combines the Provincial Museum, Provincial Archives, and Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Thanks to over two million artifacts and natural history specimens, The Rooms enlightens visitors on how different cultures helped shape the province over the centuries. While you’re here, be sure to visit the observation deck for breathtaking views over the harbor or stop by the galleries to discover exquisite masterpieces and the local artists behind them. After a long day of outdoor exploration and sightseeing, refuel and relax on historic Water Street. Here, you’ll find a great selection of bakeries, restaurants and souvenir shops. At night, check out lively George Street for pubs, live music and exciting nightlife.

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