The largest city and capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s is
located on the Avalon Peninsula. Among the oldest European settlements in
North America, the city can be traced back to early 16th
century. St. John’s is a metropolitan with a rich history. The port city
has played a significant role in the War of 1812, the American
Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War. St. John hosts multiple
movie festivals and Tuckamore Music Festival. The city is home to many
cultural institutions like the St. John's Arts and Culture Center and the
Railway Coastal Museum.
Things to do in St. John’s
A cultural facility which comprises the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland
and Labrador, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Provincial
Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. The venue is located on a hill which
overlooks St. John’s and offers a panoramic view of the city. The vast
collection here includes more than 7,000 works of art, archives and
artefacts of historical and cultural significance. Many temporary
exhibitions are held throughout the year.
Located in the Waterford Valley, Bowring Park is among the most scenic
parks in St. John’s. Spread over 200 acres, the park offers visitors many
recreational facilities. Tennis courts, a playground, a duck pond and a
swimming pool keep the visitors engaged here. Several statues line the
entire park. The highlight is the Peter Pan statue found near the entrance.
Located on the Avalon Peninsula, Cape Spear is the easternmost point in
North America. Originally home to the Beothuk people, it is a part of the
East Coast Trail today. Since 1836, Cape Spear has had a lighthouse. A
Canadian gun battery was stationed here along with barracks and underground
passages during World War II. Visitors come here to visit the National
Historic Site and bunkers, gun barrels, and lighthouse.
Best Time to fly to St. John’s
The best time to book St. John’s flights is from early-July to mid-August,
when the weather is most pleasant. Most festivals like the Tuckamore
Festival also take place during this period.
Airports in St. John’s
St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula are served by St. John's International
Airport. The airport is operated by St. John's International Airport
Authority Inc. Porter Airlines operate flights to St. John's from destinations like Toronto, Orlando, London,
Dublin, Montreal, Saint-Pierre, Cancun, Halifax and more.