Rich and colourful, rugged and refined, St. John’s is the creative capital and the beating cultural heart of our province. Woven into our history and tradition is a new wave of art, architecture, music, and cuisine – all waiting for you to discover.
One of the oldest cities on the continent and the site of the first sunrise over North America, St. John's has an amazing story spanning more than 500 years. Known for its charm and character, the city remains curious and ever-changing.
As one of the continent’s oldest cities, there’s no shortage of unique places to stay in St. John’s. From boutique hotels, inns, and B&Bs to chalets, cottages, and campgrounds, you’ll find the perfect place to rest your head while you’re in town – no matter your tastes.
From visual arts to music and film, St. John’s is a cultural hot spot. Per capita, it has one of the highest concentrations of actors, writers, filmmakers, painters, dancers, and musicians in Canada.
Why not explore by taking a guided tour of the colourful cityscape and historic sites, popping into a gallery or museum to see Newfoundland and Labrador through a curated lens, or hiking past stunning icebergs and whales? Being the most easterly city in North America has its perks – namely, our endless coastlines and amazing ocean views.
Around here, there’s never a dull moment – and we’ll take any excuse for a celebration. Check out the arts, culture, recreation, and events that are happening around town during the 2025 Canada Games!