St. John's Vacations
St. John's in Newfoundland is home to some 99,000 people.
From here it's 390 miles (628 kilometers) to the west to Cape Breton Island and 560 miles (901 kilometers) to the west to Halifax.
You can never know what makes a place tick until you know its past; thankfully, St. John's has preserved some of its more important heritage sites and buildings. Venture back in time by heading to Cabot Tower and the much-loved St John's Courthouse. If you're in the area for a few days, why not check out Commissariat House and Quidi Vidi Battery.
To see the cultural side of St. John's, visit one of its many museums. For a complete day of culture, see The Rooms, the Johnson Geo Centre or the Railway Coastal Museum, three of the best museum experiences perfect for those with a passion for life’s finer things.
If you are into nature, visit Butter Pot Provincial Park and Cape Spear National Historic Site, two protected habitats where visitors to St. John's like to visit to find some tranquility. The parks are great places to try to spot the local flora and fauna, then stop for lunch or a drink in the reserves’ beautiful surrounds.
See what is in fashion locally and do some people-watching in the local shopping venues such as Avalon Mall or Village Shopping Centre. Soak up the atmosphere and browse through the shops at these bustling attractions.
Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at at these wonderful live venues in St. John's. To see local and touring performers strut their stuff, grab some friends and head to the Mile One Centre and the Longshoremen's Protective Union Hall.
Pay your respects to those lost in past conflict at sites like the National War Memorial; a solemn reminder to never take peace for granted. Inspect the information signs and allow your imagination to drift back through the smoke of battles past, then make your way to the other monuments and attractions in the area.
Take some time out to spend some quality time outdoors in local parks and gardens such as Signal Hill and Bowring Park. Read a book or newspaper, listen to bird song or relax with the locals at these two great parks in St. John's.