St. Johns Tourism

St. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. For more than 500 years, St. John’s has been visited by European explorers, adventurers, soldiers and pirates. The small habitat was discovered by John Cabot in the year 1497. It later became the first permanent settlement in North America for the British Empire. So, although St. John’s was incorporated as a city in 1921, it is still known as the oldest English founded city in North America! That’s information your St. John’s tourist guide might not tell you!

Travel to St. John’s will leave you exploring hiking trails, visiting museums, discovering art, tasting delicious food and partying at George Street! 

Essential travel information and St. Johns tips for your visit

  • To make travelling around the city easier and cheaper, do buy an M-Card (Metro bus card). 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of St. Johns

  • St. John's Walking Food Tour
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  • Know the pollution level of St. Johns before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is St. Johns for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in St. Johns.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 43.01 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.69 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in St. Johns

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.87 USD

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