The city of St John's is the capital of the island of Newfoundland on Canada's Atlantic coast. North America's most northerly city stands on the east coast of the Avalon Peninsular at the southwestern corner of the island. If you hire a car in St John's, a scenic drive is highly recommended; this is an area of soaring cliffs, rugged rocks and views of icebergs and vast seabird colonies. Aim for the fjord-like Conception Bay, the fossils and history of Cape Race, and the whale-spotting panoramas of Placentia Bay. St John's airport is two miles to the north of the city.
St John's has grown up into the hills around its natural harbour with narrow streets of brightly painted wooden houses. The old downtown quarter is popular with browsing tourists and if you hire a car here you'll be able to explore it too. These historic low-rise streets are full with gift shops, boutiques and cafes. Elsewhere you'll find the arts centre, provincial museum and a motorcycle museum. The Johnson Geo Centre houses an interactive exhibition about the local geology while Pippy Park, with its two golf courses and ski trails, is one of Canada's biggest urban parks. Signal Hill overlooking the city has become a popular tourist landmark too.
Opening hours:Mon-Sun 6:00AM-1:30AM
Address:80 Airport Terminal Access Road
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0830-1600, Sa-Su Closed
Address:131 Duckworth Street
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.