The city's architecture is a wonderful blend of colourful wooden houses, stately stone and brick churches, colonial buildings and modern commercial structures. The spectacular scenery is world famous.
br>Of all major cities of Canada, St John's is the cloudiest, foggiest, windiest, snowiest and wettest. However, St. John's has the third mildest winter in comparison to other Canadian cities. The city is also one the country's most prone areas for tropical cyclone activity as it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to its east, where tropical storms and sometimes hurricanes travel.
St. John's attractions include Signal Hill; where the Cabot Tower was built to defend the harbour from seaward attacks, Quidi Vidi; built to protect the city from a sneak attack from behind, Basilica of St. John the Baptist; built in 1850 and designed in the shape of a Latin cross with 43 metre towers at each corner.