St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the oldest city in North America and is located on the Avalon Peninsula in the southeast corner of the island of Newfoundland. It lies 1'339 miles northeast of Toronto and is closer to Dublin than Vancouver. It is the most easterly urban settlement in North America and is just 3.5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. Vancouver on the west coast of Canada is 8 hours behind GMT.
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St. John's museums are a must see, especially the Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. The rich history behind the city is completely unique in Canada. Both the Dutch and the French fought over this city. Its heritage, as well as its economic growth makes it a pleasant destination for anyone. Its parks are also wonderful locations.
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Signal Hill - unrivaled views of the city. site where Marconi received the first wireless TransAtlantic message in 1901.
Historic St. John's Harbour
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Battery - the small village on the edge of the downtown where small houses are framed by the sheer cliffs. The village was once part of the British Defense for the St. John's Harbour. A trail leads from the end of the Battery around the cliffs and up to Signal Hill.
Cape Spear National Historic Site - Great lighthouse and most easterly point in North America. About a 20 minute drive from St. John's.
Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours - Enjoy St. John's from the water. See whales, seabirds and icebergs.
St. John's Icecaps - The St. John's American Hockey League team that plays their home games on Mile One Centre in downtown St. John's.
Bowring Park - a beautiful 50 acre park with duck ponds, bridges, walking trails, tennis courts, playground equipment, an outdoor pool and many monuments.
The Grand Concourse - walking trails in St. John's
Memorial University's Botanical Garden
The St. John's Haunted Hike - tour historic St. John's while being regaled with stories of the spooky & strange. The tour begins and ends at the Anglican Cathedral
Salmonier Nature Park - a 3 km nature trail winds through a mixture of wood and wetlands. View animals in their (enclosed) natural habitats. The trail takes apx. 1 hour to walk. About 45 minutes from St. John's.
Fort Amherst - a lighthouse and World War II military fortification. Located across "The Narrows" on the opposite side of the harbour from Signal Hill. Offers unique views of the city and Cape Spear.
St. John's old downtown churches - the Anglican Cathedral, St. Thomas Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Basilica (designated a minor Basilica by the Pope), St. Andrews Presbyterian, and the Gower Street United Church.
The Rooms - the major cultural center at Fort Townsend for Newfoundland & Labrador. The building itself has become one of prominence (and controversy) rivaling that of the Basilica. The Rooms contain the Newfoundland Museum, Provincial Archives, and Art Gallery. From the upper floor you can get an unrivaled view of the area.
Eastern Edge Art Gallery - contemporary art from Canada and the province
The Johnson GeoCenter - Newfoundland Geo-Science Center on Signal Hill
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador
The Fluvarium - a partially underground aquatic center
LSPU HALL: The Resource Center for the Arts - art gallery and theater
George Street - the core of St. John's busy nightlife
The Newfoundland Science Center
The Newman Wine Vaults - historic wine vaults constructed in the late 18th century; one of St. John's oldest buildings
The Provincial Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador
The Quidi Vidi Brewing Company - tour the brewery and sample specialty beers
The St. John's Arts & Culture Center - art gallery & theater
East Coast Trail - a cliff side trail along the coast north of Signal Hill.
Breakout NL - a type of physical adventure game in which people are "locked" in a room with their team and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
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