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One of the oldest cities in North America, St. John's was first explored by John Cabot in 1497, after which the town was established as a fishing village.
Today, St. John's is known for its cold coastal beauty, icebergs, colorful buildings, downtown area, architecture, history, and museums.
People Born in St. John's
St. John's in People's Lives
Kenneth Oppel: My wife Philippa and I moved here around 1998, after years spent living in the United Kingdom. I was now 31 years old and had just published my first truly successful novel. I continued writing and became a highly esteemed author of young adult novels. We moved to Toronto to settle down around 2003.
Roald Dahl: In 1934, at the age of 17, I had just gotten out of school, and decided to go on an adventure instead of continuing on to university. I set out on a transatlantic voyage on the RMS Nova Scotia with a group of 50 other public school boys to go on a hiking trip in the Canadian island of Newfoundland. The voyage took a week, after which we landed in this city.
Tatiana Maslany: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Grown Up Movie Star.