To visit St. John's is to have a love affair with the past, a happy marriage with the present, and a flirtation with the future.
There is no other city like it in North America.
There are old cities, but none as old as St. John's; there are new cities, but none with as bright a future; every city has people, but no other city has St. John's people.
The people are special. They are the unique element which captures the hearts whether they come for work or play. It is true that there is nobody quite like a Newfoundlander.
A new arrival in this great old seaport can expect to be greeted with affection, laughed at without scorn, treated with respect, and even insulted with humour and gentility ... and perhaps all at the same time!
This is the stuff that favourite anecdotes are made of; the special quality
that makes an unforgettable holiday last forever.