Gorgeous picturesque town with a fishing village vibe & much more. It's the kind of place that makes you want to slip on a cable knit sweater, grab a cup of coffee and stroll the quint streets. The accents can be a little hard to understand and the half hour time zone difference is kind of odd, but adds to the quirky Newfoundland experience. Don't forget to kiss a cod fish when you're there ;)
Compact, walkable city on the island of Newfoundland. City of around 100,000 with a very nice central area of shops and restaurants.
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.
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!