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POPULATION  |   CLIMATE  |   TIME ZONE  |   VISITOR INFORMATION  |   CIVIC HOLIDAYS  |   TELEPHONES  |   SHOPPING  |   EMERGENCY NUMBERS  |   WEB SITE LINKS  |  


POPULATION
City Proper 106,172
Census Metropolitan Area 196,966
Newfoundland and Labrador 512,900

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CLIMATE
Winters are generally mild with an average temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. During the summer months the temperature ranges from cool to hot with an average of 20 - 23 degrees Celsius. (Mean maximum temperature in Celsius.)
January -0.9°C
February -1.5°C
March 1.2°C
April 5.2°C
May 10.7°C
June 15.9°C
July 20.3°C
August 19.9°C
September 15.9°C
October 10.5°C
November 5.9°C
December 1.2°C

On average, the annual rainfall is 1191 millimetres and annual snowfall is 322 centimetres.

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TIME ZONE

Newfoundland Standard Time is 0.5 hours ahead of Atlantic Standard Time, 1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

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VISITOR INFORMATION
The City of St. John's Visitor Information Centre can be found at 348 Water Street and is open daily from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Visitor Centre is also open on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. Visit the City of St. John's web site for more information: www.stjohns.ca

City of St. John's Visitor Information Centre
348 Water Street
Telephone: 576-8000

Quidi Vidi Village Plantation
10 Maple View Place
Telephone: 570-2038
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CIVIC HOLIDAYS
Most businesses, government offices, banks and stores are closed on the following days:

New Year's Day January 1
St. Patrick's Day March 17
Good Friday March 25
Easter March 27
St. George's Day April 23
Victoria Day May 23
St. John's Day (Mon. closest to June 24) June 27
Canada Day July 1
Orangemen's Day (Mon. closest to July 12) July 11
Regatta Day (1st Wed. in Aug.)                    August 3
Labour Day (1st. Mon. in Sept.) September 5
Thanksgiving Day (2nd Mon. in Oct) October 10
Armistice Day November 11
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) December 25/26
Boxing Day (Dec. 26) December 26/27

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TELEPHONES
Telephones are available for local calls only at the City's Visitor Information Centre, 348 Water Street, and thw Quidi Vidi Plantation at 10 Maple View Place. Ambassadors and Tourism Information Personnel have a list of retailers who distribute phone cards if required.

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SHOPPING
DOWNTOWN SHOPPING
Water Street and Duckworth Street
Telephone: (709) 579-4139
Email: info@downtownstjohns.com
Website: www.downtownstjohns.com/
Generally open Mon. - Wed., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Thurs. & Fri. open until 9:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday hours vary. Free parking after 6:00 pm and on weekends.


AVALON MALL
48 Kenmount Road
Telephone: (709) 753-7144
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Website: www.shopavalonmall.com
140 stores: Men's, women's, children's clothing, fast food court, restaurants, lounges, 12 cinemas.


VILLAGE MALL
430 Topsail Road
Telephone: (709) 364-7011
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Website: www.thevillageshoppingcentre.ca
69 stores: men's, women's, children's clothing, fast food court, etc




CHURCHILL SQUARE
Churchill Square, Elizabeth Avenue
Variety of stores: Specialty, clothing, banks, restaurants, lounges, etc.  Business hours are generally  from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and open until 9:00 pm on certain week nights.  Farmers Open Air Market open seasonally.


STAVANGER DRIVE SHOPPING AREA
Stavanger Drive
Big box stores, electronics, Costco, Wal-Mart, grocery stores, men and women's clothing, shoes, office supplies. Most stores open 9am to 9pm weekdays.


KELSEY DRIVE SHOPPING AREA
Kelsey Drive
Grocery stores, men's clothing, office supplies, hardware stores, Wal-Mart. Most stores open 9am to 9pm weekdays.



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EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Emergency Number 911
Ambulance 777-6320
Fire Department 722-1234
Police Department 729-8000
Hearing Impaired  TTY-TDD 1-800-363-4334
Poison Control 722-1110
Environmental Emergency 772-2083

St. John's has excellent health care facilities and services which include:
Health Sciences Centre 777-6300
St. Clare's Mercy Hospital 777-5000
Janeway Children's Hospital 777-6300
Waterford Hospital 777-3300

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WEB SITE LINKS
There's always something exciting going on in St. John's. Below is a list of useful websites which provide the latest news and visitor information on events and attractions.
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