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As the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's is a classic Atlantic port city with roots dating back to the 16th century. Although the city got its start as a quaint fishing village, today many visitors say that it has a vibe like San Francisco: laid-back and friendly, but still a commercial and financial centre with lots to offer new residents.

According to the 2011 Canadian Census, there were just over 196,000 residents living in St. John's. The area is quickly growing, as the city's population rose by 8.8 percent between 2006 and 2011. St. John's is also a densely populated area with nearly 245 persons per square kilometre. There are many federal corporations headquartered in St. John's, including Marine Atlantic, Job Brothers & Co., Nalcor Energy, ExxonMobil Canada and Quidi Vidi Brewing Company.

Activities and Attractions in St. John's

To get a sense of the quaint charm that has long-been associated with St. John's, take a stroll through Quidi Vidi, which is often referred to as a "village within a city" and showcases the city's old fishing outport and adorable winding roads.

Nightlife is abundant in St. John's, and many of the most famous pubs, bars, restaurants and live music venues can be found along George Street. From noon until the rest of the evening, this is a pedestrian-only area where you can hear the sounds of reggae, hip hop, blues, jazz and karaoke. Be sure to visit in August when the streets are packed for the George Street Festival.

Speaking of festivals, St. John's has plenty of them for new residents, including Regatta Day, a city-wide holiday that includes rowing races on Quidi Vidi Lake, the Busker's Festival, which features a series of performers, and the Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival, which is also featured on George Street.

Moving to St. John's

Since St. John's is the most easterly city in North America, it can be a challenging place to adjust to for new residents, so you might need the assistance of a St. John's moving company. Pitts Memorial Drive is one of the main arteries that zigzags through town, and the Trans Canada Highway also makes its way through St. John's.

However, since St. John's is considerably far north, you might want to consider opting for vehicle transportation services provided by Allied Van Lines. You can fly into St. John's International Airport, which is 7 kilometres from the city centre, and let Allied do all of the heavy lifting for you. There are many other amenities that you can enjoy with Allied as well, including box and furniture inventory, no-surprise pricing and full-service packing.
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