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    Although St John's is the capital and largest city of Newfoundland, its population of a little more than 200,000 people means it still retains its small-town charm. The city's position on the steep shore of the Avalon Peninsula means visitors will find themselves meandering around brightly-coloured houses on hilly streets, all sloping down to the historic city harbour.

    Originally founded as an English fishing town in 1583, it has been argued that St John's is the oldest city in North America. While the cod fishing industry collapsed in the 1990s, the city is now an Eastern Canadian hub for oil and gas, enjoying a reputation as a growing centre for entrepreneurs.

    The city is a major tourist destination in the province, with a vibrant arts and culture community as colourful as its buildings. Water Street and Duckworth Street, both in the downtown area, are bustling thoroughfares with many restaurants and shops, while George Street is the centre of St John's' nightlife.

    St John's has a few interesting historical museums and urban parks, but the most popular attraction by far is the beautiful view from Signal Hill which overlooks the city. While nearly all tourists in St John's come to enjoy the views, it gets even busier during summer when it plays host to the military demonstrations of the Signal Hill Tattoo.

    Another major event taking place at this time of year is the Royal St John's Regatta, which dates back to 1816, and is North America's oldest sporting event. The coast offers a number of interesting places to explore, including Middle Cove Beach, Bell Island, Petty Harbour and Bay Bulls.

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    St. John's International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 6 miles (9km) northwest of downtown St Johns.
    Time: Local time is GMT -2:30 (GMT -3:30 from November to February).
    Getting to the city: The Metrobus provides public transport from the airport to popular spots in St. John's metro.
    Car Rental: Car rental is available at the airport. Companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, and Thrifty.
    Airport Taxis: Taxis are found outside the Arrivals Area.
    Facilities: Airport facilities include free wifi, ATMs, children's play areas, shops, restaurants, and an information centre.

    No direct flights from Heathrow to this Destination