Being the most easterly point in North America has its advantages.
For starters, we have our very own time zone. In Canada, the sun rises first on Newfoundland and Labrador. We’re the closest province to Europe, which means St. John’s harbour is a safe haven for transatlantic travelers and a bustling commercial port. We’re the youngest – and coolest – province in Canada, home to the oldest street in North America, and we’ve been welcoming adventurers from all corners of the world for over 500 years.
A city rich in culture, we honour tradition while embracing eclectic sophistication. When in St. John’s, you hear your fair share of tall tales and yarns, and that’s not all. As you walk through the winding alleyways of our vibrant downtown, you’ll encounter fashionistas, chefs, musicians, and more, all elements of a colourful tapestry of experiences unfolding before your eyes.
Thirsting for adventure? It’s easily quenched by skirting the dramatic coastline on foot, or enjoying a day on a boat on the bay having close encounters with humpback whales, puffins, or icebergs (and maybe all three!). Beautiful vistas, unique culinary pleasures, and unique architecture are just tiny slices of an urban experience that will feel like no other. But it’s the colourful characters who are most memorable, in a place where strangers quickly become friends, and the local vernacular has you smiling and scratching your head all at once. Performances abound: sing along. Toe tapping is welcome.
Colourful experiences. Colourful characters. Colourful encounters. Make your destination St. John’s—you’ll be glad you did.