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St. John’s Best Kept Secrets by Lisa…

My name is Lisa and I lived inSt. John’s, Canada for my whole life (24 years).

St. John’s can best be described in these five words: colourful, lively, cultural, beautiful, friendly.

Women should consider visiting St. John’s because it has something for everyone.

The oldest city in North America, St. John’s is overflowing with culture and vibrancy – from traditional music in pubs downtown to whale watching on the Atlantic ocean.

There is a lively nightlife scene for the party girl – George Street in downtown St. John’s is said to have the most bars per capita in North America…

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Bird and Whale Watching; St. John’s, Canada

There are three interesting areas worth exploring just outside St. John’s: Cape Spear, which houses a large Victorian lighthouse overlooking the coastline; Ferryland, home to the architectural site of seventeenth century Avalon, and Bay Bulls, a small town famous for the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.

The first two are interesting enough, but it’s the Reserve – not to mention its 800,000 bird inhabitants – which draws visitors. In fact, most of Bay Bulls’s income derives from boat tours out to the four small islets of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. These four small islands are Gull, Green, Great, and Pee Pee Island (yes, we know).

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Explore St John’s Harbor; Newfoundland, Canada

St. John’s Harbor is somewhat of an oddity.

While not the bustling seaport of yesteryear, St. John’s  has not only retained its charm but actually improved on it.

As its inhabitants flock inland towards its white-collar city center (amid towering skyscrapers) the harbor itself remains a social haven where low-brow and high-class meet in pubs and rub shoulders over a pint.

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