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Protected by a narrow, rocky entrance, St. John's harbor may seem like a quaint island village, but it is actually a modern city with plenty of cultural attractions. This vibrant port city is a nice contrast to some of the more rural outlying areas, and offers plenty of amenities for travelers and locals alike.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Just outside the city, the picturesque village of Quidi Vidi is home to the oldest house in St. John's. Perfect for biking and walking adventures, Quidi Vidi is the harbor village you see in your dreams, still untouched by developers. Visit while you can, and if it happens to be August, stick around for the St. John's Regatta.
Newfoundland is great place for fishing. Cast your line out for salmon, trout and more. Or take a guided sea kayaking tour and explore Newfoundland's bays and inlets.
Unlike the surrounding areas, this cosmopolitan city has plenty of cuisine options. You'll find everything from nouveau Canadian to Indian to Mexican.
Traditional crafts are a big part of the souvenir market here. Browse local galleries and shops for weavings, woodcarvings, moose antler carvings, soapstone carvings and more. The most popular souvenir item is jewelry made from the semi-precious gemstone Labradorite.
In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted, and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of gum. In Newfoundland, there is a 13% harmonized sales tax - a combination of the national GST and the provincial sales tax - on every purchase.
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