Ready to plan your visit to Downtown St. Johns? We can help you get here.


Our Pocket Guide provides an up-to-date list of downtown business plus a map, event info, historical facts, and trivia. Every year, we distribute over 80,000 copies to help you plan your visit and explore all there is to love downtown!

Download the Pocket Guide here to print or save on your phone for quick access. Prefer a hard copy? You can pick one up at the City of St. John’s Tourism office at 354 Water Street or at the Downtown St. John’s office at 140 Water Street, Suite 705.


Downtown has over 3,000 parking spaces between on-street parking, private spaces, and those offered by the City of St. Johns.

On-Street Parking
The City of St. Johns manages on-street parking downtown, which is available on Water Street, Duckworth Street, Harbour Drive, and surrounding streets. Parking is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays, all day on weekends, and on statutory holidays.

During the weekdays, you can pay to park on-street with the PayByPhone app or on the PayByPhone website. Prefer to pay in-person? No problem! Pay stations are available throughout downtown. Although they are cash-free, they offer multiple payment options, including most credit cards, debit cards and mobile payment.

For more info about paid on-street parking downtown, visit the City of St. John’s website.

City of St. Johns Parking
The City of St. Johns offers parking at City Hall.

Private Parking
There are several privately-owned parking lots, garages, and spaces throughout the downtown that offer a combination of hourly, daily and permit parking.

  • ALT Hotel – 125 Water Street
  • DoubleTree by Hilton St. John’s Harbourview – 2 Hill O’ Chips
  • Metro Park – 330 Duckworth Street
  • 351 Water Street
  • A.P. Parking Garage – Clift’s Baird’s Cove
  • Bowring’s
  • St. John’s Convention Centre
  • Anglican Cathedral
  • St. Andrew’s Church


Metrobus offers public transit and accessible transit connecting St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Paradise, and routes 3, 10, and 11 all service downtown. Not sure exactly where to start? Find out how to get here by using the Metrobus online trip planning tool.