About St. John's

Colourful Experiences. Colourful Characters. Colourful Encounters.

Being the most easterly point in North America has its advantages.

For starters, we have our very own time zone. In Canada, the sun rises first on Newfoundland and Labrador. We're the closest province to Europe, which means St. John's harbour is a safe haven for transatlantic travelers and a bustling commercial port. We're the youngest - and coolest - province in Canada, home to the oldest street in North America, and we've been welcoming adventurers from all corners of the world for over 500 years. A city rich in culture, we honour tradition while embracing eclectic sophistication. When in St. John's, you hear your fair share of tall tales and yarns, and that's not all. As you walk through the winding alleyways of our vibrant downtown, you'll encounter fashionistas, chefs, musicians, and more, all elements of a colourful tapestry of experiences unfolding before your eyes. Thirsting for adventure? It's easily quenched by skirting the dramatic coastline on foot, or enjoying a day on a boat on the bay having close encounters with humpback whales, puffins, or icebergs (and maybe all three!). Beautiful vistas, unique culinary pleasures, and unique architecture are just tiny slices of an urban experience that will feel like no other. But it's the colourful characters who are most memorable, in a place where strangers quickly become friends, and the local vernacular has you smiling and scratching your head all at once. Performances abound: sing along. Toe tapping is welcome.

Welcome to Canada!

To facilitate border procedures, we have registered the Colloquium with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). It is highly recommended that you print and provide this letter  for presentation to a CBSA Officer upon arrival in Canada.

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. Although this regulation is not yet mandatory, it is highly recommended that international travelers obtain an eTA. Please click here to find out if you need one.

Get Here By Air

When you travel to Newfoundland and Labrador by air, you can reach all areas of the province. Convenient schedules and flight times help you make your travel plans to suit your interests. Wherever you start your journey, there's a wide variety of international and connector airlines from which to choose – Air Canada, WestJet, Continental Airlines, Porter Airlines, Provincial Airlines, Air Transat and Air Labrador provide seamless travel to and within the province.


Approximate travel time by air

Toronto – St. John's 3 hours
Montreal – St. John's 2 hours
Halifax – St. John's 1 1/2 hours
Boston – St. John's 3 hours
New York – St. John's 4 hours
London, UK – St. John's 5 hours

The St. John's International Airport is 10 minutes from the city centre.




High / Low

Chance of Rain


15oC / 6oC



20oC / 11oC


The weather in St John’s in the summer is mild; while it is warm during the day, the cool ocean breeze will mean that it can get quite chilly in the evenings. Packing a light sweater or jacket is recommended. A raincoat or umbrella is also advised.