The most easterly city in North America continues its colourful past in the vibrant hues of the row houses overlooking St John’s harbour in its historic downtown core.

At the entrance to the harbour, high above the Narrows, Signal Hill National Historic Site is a popular landmark and a launching point for coastal hikes. Signal Hill was the site of St John’s harbour defences until WWII and it was from here that Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in St John’s Newfoundland. From here you can visit the most eastern point in North America at Cape Spear, try your hand at axe throwing, zipline over Petty Harbour, take a haunted hike or learn about the province’s past at The Rooms.

For a small city, St John’s has a great food scene so make sure you try some of the local dishes at one of the city’s 100+ restaurants.

With easy access to marine and wildlife, whales and icebergs (in season), it’s easy to fall in love with St John’s.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Drive up Signal Hill for some spectacular views
  • Vist Cape Speak, the most easterly point in North America
  • Hike the East Coast Trail
  • Go iceberg hunting and whale watching
  • Soak in the evening atmosphere on George Street

A Place to Hold You Captive

It's a place with a story spanning more than 500 years - a city with character and charm. It's a place that will hold you captive - St John's, Newfoundland.
Video courtesy of Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism

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