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    Visit The Roman Catholic Cemetary

    by crummey Written Sep 4, 2006

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    Visit The Roman Catholic Cemetary on Bonaventure Avenue.

    It is the final resting place of several Newfoundland Prime Ministers and other great people like Captain Jackman, The Hero of The South Shore

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    Mile One Stadium

    by victorwkf Written Mar 7, 2006

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    Mile One Stadium located along New Grower Street provides with a state-of-the art facility with many amenities and services. The 6,000 seat building provides Newfoundlanders with new forms of entertainment from sporting events to concerts. This is also the place where the Trans-Canadian Highway (longest highway in the world) starts at the eastern end of Canada, the western end being at the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

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    City Tourist Office & Small Brochures

    by victorwkf Written Mar 7, 2006

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    The City Tourist Office is conveniently located along Water Street, in between its intersections with Queen Street and Holdsworth Street. This place contains many brochures and maps for you to plan your trip in St John's as well as the rest of Newfoundland. The staff are also very friendly. Also, you will find many cute and small brochures of tours, restaurants, accomodations etc (see photo) at the various hotels as well.

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    check out the japanese fishing fleet

    by crummey Written Dec 3, 2005

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    there is a japanese fishing fleet that visits St. John's.
    last I heard, there were more than fifty tuna boats licenced for the Grand Banks and Flemish Cap by NAFOs.
    The crfewmen are very nice and polite men. many of them are not japanese, being indonesia or other pacific nationalities.

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    Check out homes being crushed for new subdivisions

    by crummey Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    Check out the old Kelsey Dairy farm before it is replaced by a Walmart.
    The Kelseys have been farmers for generations. They maintained a dairy farm on Kenmount Road for three generations. The 400 acre farm is being replaced with a Walmart, a Canadian Tire, a Quiznos, lots of asphalt and many other franchises

    The Kelsey's are descented from the Listers, who were servants of Captain James Pearl, R. N., who was a hero of the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Pearl was promised a 1000 acres by the British government but the Governor of Newfoundland stiffed the gentleman and only alloted him 500. The Listers began farming with Captain Pearl and their descendants maintain farms around the City of Mount Pearl.

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    Check out the local professional wrestling.

    by crummey Written Oct 3, 2005

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    Newfoundland has several wrestling troupes. Cutting Edge WQrestling and ewfoundland Championship Wrestling are the two most popular. Recently, members of both troups combined to form CEW-NCW Extreme wrestling.


    They wrestle in auditoriums and arenas. Occansionally they rent a large bar and do adult shows.

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    Railway Coastal Museum

    by jamiesno Written May 1, 2004

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    The Railway Coastal Museum gives an exceptional history of how the railway was build in Newfoundland and how the coastal boat system serviced the rural communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

    There are great interpretations, models and history. There is a gift shop with some great books. There is also a video.

    There is free parking. It will cost about $5 CDN. The building is designated a historic building by the City of St. John's and the building also contains the City's Archives if there is something specific you are looking for.

    It is a great museum to visit and gives you a good idea of a past life in the province.

    Be sure to rate my tips and leave your comments, I enjoy them all :-). There are more pictures within my travelogues of this Museum.

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    Memorial University

    by jamiesno Written May 1, 2004

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    The main university in Newfoundland and Labrador is Memorial University.

    There is a food court at the university, cheap rooms available and a bar called the Breeze Way. For more information on this and possibly studying in Newfoundland and Labrador visit the web site address provide.

    Good luck!!

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    House of Assembly

    by jamiesno Written May 1, 2004

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    St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador and the provincial House of Assembly is located there.

    Newfoundland and Labrador has a colourful political history and will continue I am sure. If you are in St. John's it is worth checking to see if the house is in session.

    If so it is free and you can join the public galleries. It would take about an hour one afternoon to watch the question period.

    If is fun and gives you a up close and personal look at what the socio-political issues are in the province.

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  • Go to Fred's for Newfy folk...

    by noahsdad Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go to Fred's for Newfy folk music; the staff are very helpful. The Newfoundland museum tells the story of the province's original Beothuk and Dorset Inuit peoples. There are also a number of walking tours (spooky, women's history, etc.) available.

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    Visit Trinity, and partake in...

    by PdRDuz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit Trinity, and partake in the wonderful summer theater. This is one of the most unique theaters my owners have seen, in that it is all held outdoors, and the cast and audience move from place to place in this beautiful community, so that the scenes are staged in appropriate local settings. Check ahead, and try to also make reservations for the evening meal and 'kitchen party'
    The kitchen party gives the attendee an opportunity to experience an authentic Newfie meal, and enjoy an evening of great Newfie entertainment. The Newfies are such fun people, and don't take themselves as seriously as one might anticipate, considering the harshness of their environment much of the year.

    Additionally, the wandering theater gives one an opportunity to really soak up some of the history of the area, as well as to revel in the beauty of the Trinity area. You will be prompted by this visit to spend more time on the Bonavista Peninsula.

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    Partying all Night Long!!

    by eugeneleger Written Jul 30, 2005

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    If you have the perseverance you get to see some beautiful sunrises.

    Eugene Leger 2000 erlfoto copyright

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