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St John's Travel Guide


St John's Introduction


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St. John's is the oldest city in Canada and one of the oldest cities in North America, but it can seem surprisingly young. Its roots date back almost five centuries, yet it boasts an eclectic blend of architectural styles and a modern, energetic atmosphere.   Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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St John's Geography


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St. John's has grown from a small harborside village to a thriving metropolis that covers much of the northeast Avalon Peninsula. It is bordered by a series of smaller towns and villages, some of which have retained their historic feel and charm.  Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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St John's History


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St. John's once promoted itself as the site of adventurer John Cabot's 1497 landfall. Cabot—born Giovanni Caboto in Italy—sailed on behalf of England to find a new route to the Far East but instead found North America.   Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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St John's Sightseeing & Things to Do


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An excellent way to see St. John's is from Signal Hill. Climb it to see why it has been for centuries the place to station military sentinels and signalmen: From the hilltop, you can see almost all of the city, with its low-density neighborhoods, walking trails, university campus and the wilderness reserve to the north. You can walk up, take a tour bus or a travel by taxi for views of the Narrows, St. John's Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.   Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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St John's Nightlife


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The heart of nightlife in downtown St. John's is based around George Street. Once a street of warehouses and wholesalers, George Street (open to foot traffic only) now bustles with bars, clubs and restaurants.   Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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St John's Restaurants & Dining


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In St. John's, as throughout the province, you'll have plenty of opportunities to try a scoff, a large meal of local cooking, often centered on seafood such as cod, salmon, trout or halibut. Specialties include seafood chowder, cod au gratin, cod tongues and cheeks, and a variety of desserts with local partridgeberries and blueberries.   Click here to see the full St John's travel guide on Travel42 »

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