Welcome to St. John's!
For detailed information, visit the province's official website.
Note: St. John's celebrates Discovery Day on June 22nd. This is a provincial holiday and certain services will be closed or operating at reduced hours. It won't affect pharmacies, or most restaurants, cafés and convenience stores. More information here.
Cape Spear National Park; accessible using the Hop On/Hop Off bus service
Click here to view our tourism slideshow (PowerPoint will download), which includes information about souvenirs, restaurants, hiking trails, and more.
The Hop On/Hop Off bus schedule can be found here.
In addition to the MUN Shuttle (which can take you from the main campus to the Signal Hill Campus; ideal for those staying at residence), the city's public transit system, Metro Bus, services the urban area. You can find route information here.
There is also a "Hop On/Hop Off" tourist trolley (website in link beneath photo, above). Although primarily focused on St. John's landmarks, this will also take you to places like Cape Spear and Quidi Vidi.
Jiffy Cabs: (709)-722-2222
Newfound Cabs: (709)-744-4444
Signal Hill Campus is about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport.
The alt hotel is located on Water Street, just west of Signal Hill Campus (about a 15 min walk, or a $6 cab ride).
Below is a table of historical average temperatures for June in St. John's:
You can see that for the week you will be here, temperatures are expected to range from 15 to 17 degrees celsius. It may be sunny or raining (it will almost certainly be windy), so come prepared for all sorts of weather! A rain jacket is recommended, as are some sturdy shoes for hiking around town (or on our lovely trails). Most locals avoid carrying umbrellas because the wind tends to turn them inside-out within a few minutes! It could snow, so bring a hat and some gloves, just in case; it could also end up being lovely and warm, so bring some t-shirts and sandals in case you manage to get a day at the park.
Check back later for more information.