“Come get your duds in order, ‘cause we’re bound across the water” ……..to St. John’s, NL! Come for the scenery; come for the culture; come for the business or pleasure; but above all, come for the unforgettable experience! With its craggy shores, colourful houses, unique dialect, incredible hospitality – and our very own time zone – this is a destination like no other, where you can enjoy old world pleasures in a world class city…..and the first sunrise in North America!
The beautiful capital city and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador have been growing in leaps and bounds over the past decade. As the hub of activity for the Canadian off-shore petroleum industry, a leader in ocean technologies and an abundance of mineral resources, this once, virtually unknown city is now enjoying accolades and recognition all over the world. Our beautiful urban city, with its cultural distinctiveness and huge arts community, is proud to be part of a thriving tourist industry and on more ‘bucket lists’ than Henry and Liza!
With our state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, surrounded by the oldest city in North America, St. John’s has quickly become a much sought after business destination from not just other provinces in Canada, but from other countries. As corporations are quickly jumping on the destination bandwagon to ensure their conference and convention attendees enjoy maximum appreciation, they are also looking towards locations that offer an extensive array of activities that are accessible and enjoyable. They know we fit the bill, but where do you start?
Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Destination St. John’s and the city website all offer up-to-date information and resources. Another great resource, to get you heading in the right direction, is a destination management company. These companies provide a personalized, individual-oriented array of business and leisure services for those looking for a unique and unforgettable Newfoundland experience. With extensive local knowledge and expertise, they offer all the resources necessary to ensure that your destination event is a major success. They also have the unique ability to combine business and pleasure so that your journey doesn’t end when the emcee walks off the stage. Destination management companies are the wish granters.
Historic and diverse, St. John’s abounds in amazing architecture, museums, galleries and theatre, wonderful vintage stores, luxury shops, upscale gourmet dining and home-cooked comfort – and everything in between. Shuttles, tours, charters, whale watching, ice-berg spotting, scenic walking trails, festivals and a host of other activities throughout the city and surrounding areas create engagement and enthusiasm to ensure your ‘experience’ is above and beyond your expectations.
So, whether you decide to have a gawk around town, go up along shore, hang out for a ‘scoff and a scuff’, or simply relax and enjoy the serenity and the beauty of this majestic old city we call home, you’ll be wrapped in warmth and hospitality from the moment you arrive.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador…..where the hardest thing to do is to leave!
Joy Moyles is the President & Creative Director of Grand Productions, an events company that plans, designs, executes and manages both destination and local events here in St. John’s, NL. She can be reached at 709-341-7034 or through www.grandproductions.ca.