St. John’s, the largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, sits on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula. As the oldest city in North America, it’s been visited by European explorers, adventurers, soldiers and pirates over the past 500+ years. It has a rich and colorful history, with a historic downtown that’s filled with museums, galleries, historical sites, parks, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops that can be discovered along the narrow, winding streets and laneways of one of the oldest mercantile districts on the continent. The brightly colored row houses, known as Jelly Bean Row, are especially charming perched on the hills overlooking the harbor. Outdoor adventurers will find world-class urban and coastal trails, while nature lovers can view humpback, minke, fin, sperm, blue, sei and right whales in the coastal waters that surround the island. Whales, marine life and icebergs can also be seen right from vantage points within the city, or via tour boats that operate out of the harbor.