Quality Hotel Harbourview
2 Hill O'Chips
St. John's, NL A1C 6B1
Phone: (709) 754-7788
Fax: (709) 754-5209
The Government House built in 1831, is the official residence of Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. Constructed in the Georgian style of architecture, this beautiful house is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. The sheer grandeur of the building makes it a major attraction of the area.
A 19th Century home, the Anderson House in St.John's was built for Sergeant James Anderson and was used later used for military purposes and as a stable for horses a little later. The exteriors and interiors of this two story structure have a history behind them.
Colonial Building with neoclassical architectural style was the House of Assembly for many years. The interiors are very well designed and were witness to political disturbances within the government. Today, this historic building is home to some not-for-profit organizations.
The Bank of British North America is a historic building constructed in 1849 for the use of British Bank of North America. The building displays an Italianate style of architecture and College of the North Atlantic's Anna Templeton Centre. The building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.
Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a beloved attraction here in St.John's. Built in the 1800s, the cathedral is known for its distinct architecture, breathtaking interior and pious service. Till date, it's parish is actively involved with the community and conducts a number of activities and events for its parishioners. For more details, call ahead or visit their website.
The Basilica of St. John the Baptist is a beautiful cathedral established in 1855. Built with the Lombard Romanesque style of architecture, the cathedral is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's. The grand structure of the church look simply magnificent and awe inspiring. The congregation is functional even today and regular services and ceremonies like baptisms and marriages are conducted by the church. The basilica also has guided tours which enable the visitors to understand the church's history. The church also has a museum which opened to the public in 1991.
Although the history of the Gower Street United Church dates back to 1815, the Romanesque structure that we see today was built much later in 1896. This long-standing religious site is a Registered Heritage Structure that has retained its original features like the magnificent Hammerbeam roof and the decorated iron grill. The church hosts regular prayer service and apart from that is also used as a venue for weddings and baptism. Concerts by the community bands are also held in the premises of the church. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
The Water Street in Downtown St. John's claims to be the oldest street in North America. With a history that dates back to early 1700s, Water Street started out as a trading hub for many European importers and exporters. Following the Great Fire of 1846, the street took a dynamic commercial turn when many of the still-surviving commercial structures lined up its sides. Now home to a large number of high-end businesses like restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, Water Street is a hugely popular tourist spot.
Located in Newfoundland and Labrador, the George Street is a two block lane which has the most number of bars and pubs on any street in North America. Late night pubs and 24 hour restaurants which stand in the vicinity attract a lot of people here. Pedestrians, locals and tourists everyone comes to this street to have a great night. This vibrant street is also the venue for the annual Mardi Gras that happens in October. Apart from this, the street also hosts a six-night long festival in August. With more than 120,000 people attending this festival, it is supposedly the largest festival of North America.
Located in downtown St. John's, Water Street is the most historic street in northern America. It progressed in the 16th Century and was a commercial hub for the Basques, Spanish and English people. It is now home to several retail businesses like souvenir shops and has become the buzzing and happening street of the city with the best restaurants and nighlife hotspots.
Signal Hill in Newfoundland province of Canada, comes with a rich, glorious past. It is here that the last battle of the Seven Years War of 1762 was fought. Overlooking St. John's, the capital city of the province, the place is also home to the Cabot Tower known for its association with Guglielmo Marconi's research on wireless transmissions in 1901. Drenched in history and wonder, the Signal Hill makes for a very scenic and interesting visit.
Host of several different water sports, Quidi Vidi Lake is home to waterfowl and other sea birds. The long stretch of shore make it an ideal nesting place for these birds too. The lake has a beautiful landscape and sports events to offer to the tourists visiting every year.