Visiting our City

Our Welcome Centre is here to help you plan your vacation...
Water Street
There are so many things to see and do in historic St. John's, the oldest city in North America.
City Street
Getting around St. John's is easy whether you choose to walk, hire a taxi, drive, take a bus or cycle.
Music at concert
Throughout the year, the City organizes and supports a number of special events and festivals.
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From dance to film and everything in between, there is non-stop activity that provides an awe-inspiring array of ways to engage with the arts.

Visiting our City

People looking through the telescope on Signal Hill

Come discover one of the oldest cities in North America. A city unlike any other. Cradled in a harbour carved from 500 million year old rock. Surrounded by hills running down to the ocean. Charming side streets of a thousand colours. Friendly faces to greet you at every turn. Take a truly unforgettable journey to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. All the information you need to plan your visit is right here.

The Board of Directors for the 2025 Canada Games Host Society in St. John’s has appointed Karen Sherriffs as Chief Executive Officer. Sherriffs will take on the role effective early 2022.
From December 1 to March 31 parking is prohibited 24 hours a day on streets designated as ‘No Parking Snow Route. Learn more about winter parking restrictions.
This holiday season consider giving the gift of play to a child in need by donating to the REAL Program. It’s easy to donate: online, by telephone or in-person.

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Motorists are advised there will be several short duration and sporadic lane reductions to facilitate work of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer Upgrading project. Signage will be in place and flag...
Contractors may be working on the following street from December 6-10 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could include concrete/street...
Motorists are advised that Springdale Street (between Water Street amd George Street West), will be closed to facilitate the ongoing construction of the JAG Hotel. A traffic detour will be in place...

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 83 Wabush Place.  Description The proposed Home Occupation involves the baking of traditional and specialty...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 5 Boland Street.  Description The proposed Home Occupation is for a Retail Use which involves the pick-up of...
Registration for Recreation Winter Programs begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, for residents of St. John’s and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, for residents of other municipalities.  To learn...

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Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual Festival of Music and Lights Celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond. From December 3 to January 6, 2022, visit Bowring Park Duck Pond to view the...
We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden for our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!   After last year's community-based pivot, which saw us taking Merry & Bright...
Open to the public, no requirement to be a Co-op member. Free to attend, no admission fee. The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater...

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