St. John's is a vibrant City balancing our strong sense of heritage with the needs of a modern urban population. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, discover more about how our City has grown through the years in our history section. We are also a growing City facing the same issues as other capitals across the country. Learn more about our special initiatives, such as affordable housing. There is always something to do in St. John's learn more about special events taking place in our City and how to create your own special event. With so much to see and do, our Getting Around section will help you make the most of our City whether it's on foot, bicycle or public transit.