Shop at the many fine boutiques and shops, browse the art galleries or visit the museum. Perhaps take a boat trip for a spot of whale watching, season permitting. Or a tour of the underground iron ore mine on Bell Island. There are plenty of historical sites to explore too including lighthouses, plantation sites, ancient fortifications and the site of the first permanent telegraph cable and cable station. If its nightlife you’re after head for George Street where there are plenty of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from.
Thanks to the temperate marine climate you won't have to contend with extreme temperatures either as St. John's enjoys the third mildest winter in Canada and comfortable cool-to-warm summers. When it comes to the weather in Newfoundland and Labrador you'll never be stuck for conversation as like home, folks here love to talk about the weather! Ranging from mildly surprising to downright unpredictable you might even feel at home!
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