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The quickest way to St. John's is by flying into St. John's International Airport (YYT).Many major Canadian cities have daily flights directly to St. John's, as well as direct flights from New York (Newark). For travellers flying from areas not served by direct flights, the easiest transfers are Halifax, Nova Scotia and Toronto, Ontario.

Travellers from Europe can connect to a St. John's-bound flight in Halifax, Nova Scotia OR can book a flight connecting from Newark, N.Y. to St. John's. Flight times from Halifax to St. John's is 1.5 hours, Toronto to St. John's is 3 hours and Newark to St. John's is 3 hours.

The following airlines offer regular service to St. John's: Air Canada, Westjet, Porter Airlines, and United. Charter services offer less frequent flights from selected locations: Sunwing and Air Transat.

Click here to see prices for select flights from the U.S. and Canada.

The airport is located a short drive from downtown St. John's. A typical taxi fare from the airport to a downtown hotel will cost $20-$25.

You can also drive to St. John's, if you allow yourself enough advance time. The island of Newfoundland has regular ferry service to the mainland. The ferry runs from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Ferry reservations are a necessity! From Port aux Basques, follow the Trans-Canada Highway to St. John's-- a distance of 900 kilometers (550 miles)-- which typically takes about 11 hours to drive, weather dependant.

There are a lot of things to do in and around St. John's, check out this list to make your trip complete!

*Remember that the 2012 Conference will be held at the Delta Hotel in downtown St. John's. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants, pubs and shopping.

When making reservations delegates should quote BLOCK ID GBHA1 for the conference rate.

Delta St. John's In House Reservations Toll Free (In Canada): 1-888-793-3582 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm); Toll Free (International): 1-800-268-1133

Delta St. John's In House Reservations Email: dsjreservations@fortisproperties.com

St. John's Harbour

St. John's harbour. Courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.

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