St. John’s – a Canadian city on the other side of ordinary
Along the shores of the Canadian Province of Newfoundland & Labrador – the most easterly Canadian province – 10,000 humpback whales frolic around in the waters of the wild Atlantic Ocean. They can of course be seen from land but for a once-in-a-life-time experience, get up close and personal with these majestic mammals on a boat tour, sea kayaking right by them, or even snorkelling with them.
Cape Spear, a ten minute drive from Downtown St. John’s and the most easterly point in North America, is a great place to spot Whales. But you don’t need to leave the city – head up to Signal Hill or hike along the city’s coastal path and it’s likely you’ll spot them if you’re visiting between mid-June and late August.
Perched on the steep slopes of a small harbour with a rainbow of colourful wooden Victorian-era houses known as jellybean row lining the steep streets, the Canadian city of St. John’s has all the makings of a miniature San Francisco. Only St. John’s is a lot closer to the UK – just a four and a half hour flight from London to be exact.
From spring and early summer, you can marvel at Mother Nature’s skyscrapers – 10,000 year old icebergs travelling down the North Atlantic Coast from Greenland, some as high as 80 metres!