Long overdue… finally facts about St. John’s! The “cutest” city in Canada! Welcome to St. John’s, located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a very old city, full of history, charm, colour and style! One of our favourites places in all of Canada. Explorer these 14 facts below about the city of St. John to discover more. One of the best places in Canada to watch whales.
1. St. John’s has the most colourful waterfronts in North America. All the houses by the rivers/ocean are painted in different colours so ships can see them from afar during a fog.
2. St. John’s is the largest city in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and it’s capital city.
3. Winters are some of the coldest in Canada. And a lot of snow. But summers are absolutely gorgeous.
4. The Great Fire of 1892 was the biggest disaster in the city and province.
5. The first ever none stop trans-Atlantic flight started from St. John’s, and finished off in Clifden in the Connemara region of western Ireland.
6. Royal St. John’s Regatta is the oldest annual sporting event in all of North America – since 1816. Long before Canada was a nation (1867).
7. St. John’s is host to one end of the longest highways in the world trans-Canada highway.
8. St. John’s is Canada’s “rainbow city”. Houses are coloured in different colours.
9. The creation of Cabot Tower on Signal Hill was to commemorate Queen Victoria of England as well as 400th anniversary of John Cabot.
10. St. John’s is the second oldest city in North America behind Mexico City.
11. The city has a population of an estimated 110,000 people.
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