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.
Great Fire Muralist Announcement
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.

SJRFD Safety Tip: change and test your smoke & carbon monoxide detector batteries when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.
The Neighbourhood Services team invites the public to join an Information Session on the new City of St. John's Neighbourhood Profiles.
The SJRFD reminds you to be Halloween safe and have a Fang-tastic Night! Fire safety tips are a Ghoul's best friend!

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Ten parking spaces will be reserved to facilitate work being performed by Newfoundland Power on the south side of Water Street between Clift's/Baird's Cove and Job's Cove.
Contractors may be working on the following arterial and collector streets from November 2-6 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs.  Work could...
Seventeen parking spaces will be reserved to accomodate a film company on both sides of Duckworth St between McBride's Hill and Church Hill.

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Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for 66-68 Queen’s Road (Cathedral Parish Hall).  Description Following a public meeting on November 27, 2019 to...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted requesting permission to use a parcel of land at 4329 Trans Canada Highway near Pasture Land Road as a quarry for Mineral Workings Use...
updated October 30, 2020: Change to correct civic number and location map. Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation for Private Printing Press at 223...

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The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater Road. It’s alive with Local! With over 100 vendors and growing, the St. John’s...
Starting October 24-25, Quidi Vidi Village Plantation will be hosting nine Merry Makers Markets every weekend leading into Christmas.    Spend weekends in Quidi Vidi, enjoying the warm...
Fall into Fun at The Commissariat 10am – 3pm, Oct 31 and Nov 1 Delight your senses with a beautiful array of colorful fall decorations, enjoy a tasty treat from the Historic kitchen...

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