old part of the City
Favorite thing: my favorite place. walking the streets, where life is more laid back and the people friendly. building restored, murals added. actually this City is very pretty one of the oldest Cities in Canada
Georg Street is a good place for a night out in the City
Fondest memory: visiting the outports, the small fishing villages, uncomplicated people
- Arts and Culture
Great City View
Favorite thing: This view was taken from the lower parking lot of the Pippy Park Golf complex including Captain's Hill course and Admiral's Green.
You can see in this picture you get a great view of the city, signal hill, the confederation building and the atlantic ocean!
This is only a couple minutes away in car, a huffing walk I can imagine up hill on foot!
- Hiking and Walking
- Adventure Travel
Favorite thing: If you are walking the downtown and pass by Mile One Stadium and the St. John's Convention Centre you will see this monument.
It was common the pass for women throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to help the men gather the salt cod fish as seen here.
- Historical Travel
Great Colorful Houses
Favorite thing: Throughout the downtown core of St. John's you will find lots of colorful townhouses. I really like the ones on the battery.
In the picture I got a great shot with a seagull in the picture. These houses are in a very peculiar location to say the least!!!
Favorite thing: Ok, everyone else has mentioned it so i will too. Cape Spear is the easternmost point of North America and is about a 20 minute drive from ST. John's. There is a newish lighthouse and an old lighthouse, a little visitor center and the remains of an old battery with a WW2 gun that faces outward to guard against German ships and submarines. We saw a trio of foxes there the day we went, not really tame but the weren't that afraid of the tourists either. Pretty spot.
The Local News!
Favorite thing: In St. John’s there is a local television station called NTV. They have their studios over on Logy Bay Road. It’s a little out of the way. You can tune in there or at CBC generally around 6:00 pm to get the local news. That will give you a feel for the issues in the area while you are there.
I got to drop by one time and got a quick picture for fun. I am not about to be a news caster anytime soon.
Best views of St John's and surroundings
Favorite thing: In order to have the best views of St John's and surroundings, two places are recommended. The first place is Signal Hill where you have fantastic views of the city, harbour as well as Atlantic Ocean. The second place is along the road up a hill just in front of St John's when you are heading towards Cape Spear, this place gives you very good views of the city's residential areas (see photos taken from both locations).
- Luxury Travel
- Arts and Culture
Architecture & buildings
Favorite thing: One of my fondest memories of St John's are the colourful buildings and houses with very nice architecture, and there are not many tall buildings here either. The buildings and houses are built on a slope as the whole city is on slope terrain. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.
- Arts and Culture
Visit the outports. The small...
Favorite thing: Visit the outports. The small villages around the periphery of this wonderful island are so interesting, and give the opportunity to share ideas, experiences, etc. with the local people. Don't miss Lanse Aux Meadows, the place Lief Ericsson came ashore on the North American Continent a thousand years ago. In fact, don't miss any of Newfoundland. It is all so natural and uncomplicated that it is almost surreal.
Fondest memory: The stories of Joey Smallwood, and the many arguments, discussions, and scullduggery which went into the decision to confederate Newfoundland with Canada are some of my owner's fondest memories.
In addition, the beauty and history of the harbor, Cape Spear, and Quiddi Viddi, with its multi colored houses, purple, magenta, cyan, lime green, etc. gave my owners a real taste of what Newfoundland was like before the vinyl siding salesman came around, and turned all the homes into earth tones, pastels, etc. as are all vinyl covered homes in North America.
If you arrive at the right...
Favorite thing: If you arrive at the right time for the George Street Festival, GO! George Stree is a small street in the center of town that has nothing but bars on both sides of the street. Each bar has live music and it is a differant type in each bar. During the festival the street is closed off and a cover charge is imposed. The first night anyone of any age may enter. The second night you must be of drinking age as the bars move onto the street. There is live music on the street as well.
Visit the north of Newfoundland and see where Eric the Red's settlement was. They only lasted 5 yrs before the Indians ran them off.
Fondest memory: Newfoundland was settled by the Irish, that being the case the people are friendly and open. I traveled all over and the beauty of the country side is wonderful. I was lucky enough to be there for the 500th ann. of the founding by John Cabbot. There where many tall ships and a replaca of the orginal traveling from port to port. Don't miss the rest of Newfoundland!
Go fishing. Beware of the...
Favorite thing: Go fishing. Beware of the northern pike. Often nicknamed the fresh water shark, they can weigh from as little as 7 pounds and over 20.
Fondest memory: I loved flying into the fish camp. I went twice and both times were excellent.
Get outdoors and take...
Favorite thing: Get outdoors and take advantage of the activities availiable. In the winter you can go skiing - downhill and cross-country - snowshoeing, snowmobiling.
Fondest memory: Sea Kayaking. I am the one in back with the white ball cap.
While in Goose Bay a special feature is the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) which perform their magic in our skies during much of the year.
St John's was a stop on our...
Favorite thing: St John's was a stop on our cycle tour of The Avalon, All big cities have a basic personality, and this was a pretty friendly and wonderful place for cycle tourists. Take a pub crawl.
Fondest memory: Cycling down the hills into town in the fog and rain, then the weather lifts as we roll to a stop on the town's main pier reveiling the harbor in a shaft of sunlight.
There are different neighbourhoods in St. John's
Favorite thing: There are lotsa different naighbourhoods in St. John's. Some are dog neighbourhoods; other are cat neighbourhoods. There is urban and suburban too.
Where we live is urban and most of the houses are attached. We live near downtown, close to the Bascilica and near Fort Townshend, which is the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary garrison.
Ther is lotsa excitement on the street. We take pictures out our front door and this is what we get.
- School Holidays
- Work Abroad
- Study Abroad
Go to the Park
Favorite thing: This is a historic 200 acre park, with local and imported trees, flowers, shrubs, conservatory, two rivers, two ponds, fish, bird watching, woodland walkways, statuary, playground, swimming pool, amphitheatre, festivals, gift shop, restaurant and catering facility. Three noteworthy stature in the park are The Caribou, a replica of a statue in Beaumont Hamel, France and The Fighting Newfoundlander, a tribute to the regiment unveiled in 1922 and Peter Pan, a memorial to a child lost at sea.
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