City of St. John's

About City of St. John's

About City of St. John's

St. John's is a beautiful city and it is very eminent of its colorful row houses. These colorful houses are also known as jelly beans. St. John's city offers numerous attractions such as i) urban parks e.g. Bowring Park, Bannerman Park, and Pippy Park; ii) historic churches e.g. Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and Basilica of St. John the Baptist; iii) historic sites e.g. Cape Spear National Historic Site, and Colonial Building; iv) night life e.g. George Street and Mile One Centre; v) museum e.g. The Rooms, Johnson GeoCentre, and Railway Coastal Museum; vi) scenic drives e.g. St. John's and Environs and Killick Coast; as well as vii) hiking and walking around the city e.g. East Coast Trail and Grand Concourse Walking Trails. In addition to iceberg viewing and bird/whale watching around St. John's, there are many boat tours that can bring you close to the iceberg, bird, or whale to experience the wonder and the uniqueness of Newfoundland's nature and wildlife.

St. John's is the capital city in Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of 192,326. It is the oldest and most easterly city in North America. This historic city is very rich in culture and it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and wildlife. The city offers so many attractions, accommodations, and adventures such as hiking, hunting, whale watching, and iceberg viewing.

St. John's has becoming a more diverse population and a large percentage of immigrants were from Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This city is known as one of the safest cities in Canada to live as the crime rates are constantly at the lowest.

Throughout the year, city of St. John's holds many great events which are St. John's Day celebration, Canada Day celebration, Royal St. John's Regatta, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, George Street Festival, Sound Symposium, Newfoundland Craft Council's Christmas Craft, Downtown Christmas Parade, North America's First New Year, Canadian Environment Week, and City of St. John's Arbor Day.

St. John's has a maritime climate and usually cool to warm summers and fairly mild winters. St. John's is known as the foggiest, cloudiest, windiest, and wettest city in Canada. A typical temperature in the summer ranges from 10°C to 30°C. St. John's has the mildest winters compared to other Canadian cities with temperatures range from -10°C to -20°C.

The Governance

Dennis O'Keefe is the 14th and current mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The city is governed by a mayor-council system and the structure of the municipal government is stipulate by the City of St. John's Act. The St. John's City Council is a unicameral legislative body that consists of a mayor, deputy mayor, and nice councilors.

  • Dennis O'Keefe 14th Mayor of St. John's
    Dennis O'Keefe