St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich, colourful history. St. John’s has oodles of old world charm, interesting architecture, historic landmarks, beautiful countryside and a cultural scene as fresh as the Atlantic.
St. John’s first permanent settlers were the British in the mid-18th century, and North America’s oldest city has long been an exploration gateway to the Avalon Peninsula, Cape Spear and the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.[ReadMoreMob] To this day, St. John's is much-loved by visitors who arrive for the chance to see indigenous wildlife such as puffins, whales and other natural wonders.
St. John’s jelly-bean-coloured houses line hilly streets, and the city is home to artists, musicians, and wonderful, cutting-edge eateries. The Downtown district typically offers the best food, pubs, entertainment and shopping, while Signal Hill, one of Canada's National Historic Sites, provides incredible views of the spectacular harbour and surrounding areas.
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
Located just outside St. John’s, the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site is North America’s most easterly point. Here you can witness the rugged continent’s edge and the dramatic scenic coastlines.
Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal here in 1901. Cabot Tower at the summit commemorates the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's 'discovery' of North America.
St. John's is known for its vibrantly coloured rows of houses, helping to give the city its distinctive character.
Cruises to St. John's
Canada in the Fall • S2226
- Cruise to Canada in the fall
- Experience Canadian beauty at its best during three days in Quebec province
- Revel in Newfoundland’s old world charm
American Waterways & Canada in the Fall • L2323
- Experience the splendour of North America’s East Coast
- Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands
- Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York