Plan your stay
St. John’s is a special place. We’re the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the province’s largest city, but despite that, this city has a distinctly welcoming feeling.
You’ll want to dress for the weather, which can change. A day in July can be sunny and warm, then windy , then a bit rainy, and then warm again, all within a few hours. We recommend lots of layers, including sturdy footwear for exploring Signal Hill.
That said, there are plenty of places to dress up too (we don’t wear rubber boots all the time!). St. John’s has a reputation as a musical city and is also becoming more and more well known for our restaurants. We recommend that you book well in advance at some of the hot spots (including place like Raymonds and Mallard Cottage.) In most situations though, you should also be able to find a welcoming and tasty spot to eat just walking in off the street.
There are a number of hotels close to Signal Hill Campus where the conference is being held. Several are within walking distance but do remember that when we say "hill" we mean it- the incline is quite steep.
Airbnb is also a good option here, especially if you're interested in staying in one of the iconic colourful rowhouses that are such a famous sight in St. John's.