About Newfoundland

St. John’s is an historic and vibrant city.

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St. John's is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador with a metro population of about 181,000 people. The oldest city in North America, St. John’s is widely-known for its arts and culture. People gather in St. John’s for art galleries, music festivals, exhibitions, theatres and many other events and activities. From Signal Hill to the colourful rows of houses downtown, St. John’s is a place that people call “home.”

The island of Newfoundland is situated in the most eastern part of Canada, covering 111,390 square km (43,008 square miles) and more than 29,000 km of coastline. It boasts a spectacular natural environment, offering limitless opportunities for both winter and summer outdoor adventures.

The unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador is result of our Irish, French, English and aboriginal heritage. Newfoundland and Labrador is known worldwide for the friendliness and warm hospitality of its people – perhaps that's why Newfoundlanders and Labradorians were named one of Macleans magazine’s Top 10 Friendliest People in the World!