St John's became the capital of Newfoundland after the Italian explorer John Cabot described its abundance of fish in 1497. This is still true today, as it remains a lively fishing city with a picturesque harbour.
Start your St John's tour with a stroll down Water Street to admire the waterfront and notice the colourful 19th century houses known as The Battery. Take your pick of luxury restaurants, gift shops and art galleries and end up in George Street for the city's best nightlife.
St John's is accessible by foot with a trip down the cobbled streets of The East End worth a visit. Tour the museum at Commissariat House as well as nearby Government House. Discover more about the province at The Rooms that make up of three museums dedicated to provincial archives, history and artwork.
Head towards Signal Hill for views over the city and pay a visit to Cabot Tower, built in 1897 to mark the 400th anniversary of Cabot's arrival to the province. On the other side of the hill the ancient buildings of Quidi Vidi Village are yours to explore. Or travel to Cape Spear Lighthouse, which symbolises Newfoundland's independence.
Witness moose roaming around the nearby Pippy Park and tour the only Fluvarium in North America. These underwater windows allow you to observe activity of trout in the freshwater stream.