In August 2013, we spent a thoroughly enjoyable 12 days in Newfoundland. A highlight of the visit was several days spent in and around its capital St. John's. St John's, first founded in 1497 by John Cabot, is counted as the oldest English-founded city in North America and is the second largest city in Atlantic Canada. Cabot was sponsored by Henry VII of England. Like much of Newfoundland it is known for its brightly painted houses. It is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the province, with a large university (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and museums, etc. As far as we could tell, it has the only vegetarian restaurant(s) in the province. St. John's is a major centre of the oil industry servicing the offshore oilfields.
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Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Newfoundland, Quidi Vidi, Signal Hill, St. John's, The Battery, The Rooms