St. John's Travel Guide
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- St. John'sNov 08, 2013
St. John's, our province's capital, is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Melded with culture, history, and personality, St. John's has survived two World Wars, five centuries, countless hardships and triumphs. It's become a rare, old city full of character, experience and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.
Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners.
- St. John'sNov 10, 2012
Beautiful, colourful city! Also check out if you can some of the smaller little fishing villages, or even Bell Island .. You take a ferry for about 20 minutes from Portugal Cove, just outside of St. John's. The most beautiful spot in the entire province, if you ask me! of course, my parents were born there when it was a booming city, now it's more like a ghost town! But it has a lot of culture, history and amazing murals around the Island that tell the story of it's mining history. You can even go down into the former iron ore mines for a tour. Great photo ops! But definitely, see St. John's! It holds the title of the oldest street in North America (George St.), and the oldest building in North America (again, George St.) Speaking of history ... Bell Island is the only place in North America to have received a direct hit from a torpedo during either world wars! Check out the history, and picture on Flickr! they tell all you will need to know! True good-hearted folks that will take you off the street and feed you! Welcome you with open arms! And party like there's no tomorrow!
- St. John'sMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Charming and fun little town that's as lively as it is cold and remote. Although it's easy to come here for the abundant wildlife in nearby seas and forests, I find myself all too easily drawn into it's other wildlife - the thriving arts and pub scene downtown. Probably the oddest thing of all is that from a cultural and urban center standpoint, there is nothing even close to this anywhere else on Newfoundland. This is it, a small island of civilization in a sea of moose, elk, puffins and mighty whales!
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