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  • Colorful houses in St. John's, Newfoundland

This might be the most unique city in Canada, with tiny, wooden homes clinging to a rock face along the harbour, colourful fishing villages minutes from downtown, and one of the most musical streets in North America. The Battery is a most unusual urban feature.

Just a short walk from downtown you’ll find a series of small, weather-beaten homes that hang onto the side of a dark, rocky cliff overlooking St. John’s Harbour. You’ll probably find a series of hand-painted signs encouraging you to enjoy the walk and point out directions towards Signal Hill via the North Head trail, which actually begins on the front deck of someone’s house. As you pass the homes you skirt the harbour and walk along the base of the cliffs before heading up (and we do mean up) to Signal Hill. It’s hundreds of steps to the top via a series of stairs, so take your time.

Signal Hill offers amazing views of the harbour and downtown St. John’s. A little outside of town, Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America. The community of Quidi Vidi is a picture-perfect fishing village on a small bay just outside of downtown St. Johns. There’s also a brewery and a fine restaurant called Mallard Cottage.

Back in town, The Room is a fine museum that tells the story of St. John’s and Newfoundland and Labrador, including indigenous history. George Street is filled with great bars offering live music, often rollicking Irish tunes that make every day feel like St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. You also can take iceberg and whale-watching tours out of St. John’s in the summer.

St Johns, Canada

  • Circle Newfoundland & Labrador: Halifax, Gros Morne National Park, St. Anthony & More

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOURING: You are going to be surprised how many Canadian National Historic Sites there are to discover on this trip, some with UNESCO World Heritage designations. The warmth, charm, and humour of the people of Newfoundland is well-know and you can experience lots of it as you travel around the island. The stark beauty and mysterious landscapes of Labrador are a short ferry trip across from the island. Discover a piece of history here that dates to the 16th century. Impressively, the Viking settlements at L’Anse aux Meadows, at Newfoundland’s most northern point, are considerably older.
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,776
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Newfoundland and Labrador Explorer

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A diverse landscape of stunning coastlines, mountains and ancient forests with a rich history tracing its First Nations and European ancestry, this trip offers an excellent introduction to Canada’s most eastern province. St. John’s, the colorful capital city provides a dynamic contrast to the fishing villages along the northern shore or the rugged beauty of Labrador’s coastlines, while the vistas inside Gros Morne National Park are breathtaking. Add images of icebergs and whales up close for an incredible outdoor adventure.
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,638
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
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