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St. John's

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City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St. John's serves as the capital and largest urban center in Newfoundland and Labrador, known worldwide as a top destination for oceanside vacations. A trip to St. John's reveals a city where history meets modernity, with innovative office buildings sitting right alongside colorful old houses and heritage shops. Encircling a picturesque harbor that once represented the hub of the world's cod trade, the city preserves its English heritage and provides a tranquil setting for laidback vacations. One of the most popular places to visit in St. John's is Signal Hill, where Italian inventor Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless message. Add St. John's and other destinations in Canada to your travel plans using our Canada road trip website.
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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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