Travelling by air to attend the 2017 National Conference in Newfoundland and Labrador will require delegates to arrive at the St. John’s International Airport.

St. John’s International Airport (YYT/CYYT) is the premier transportation gateway to Newfoundland and Labrador, currently serving approximately 1.5 million passengers annually. This airport is a destination for many major airlines, including Air Canada, WestJet, and Porter, as well as the locally-owned and -operated Provincial Airlines and Air Labrador. The Airport is less than 10 km from the downtown core. Within 15 minutes of entering your taxi, you can be checking into your hotel.



Most car travellers access the province by Marine Atlantic ferries, which operate between Nova Scotia and the island of Newfoundland. These superferries carry hundreds of vehicles and passengers to two entry points. There is a year-round, daily service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, in southwestern Newfoundland - which is a 905 km drive from the capital city of St. John's via the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1).

Marine Atlantic
Telephone Toll-Free: +1 (800) 341 7981
Fax +1 (902) 564 7480

For information on ferry routes, schedules, rates and services available contact the Department of Transportation and Works.


Getting Around St. John’s & Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Destination St. John’s Tourism Website: Visitors’ City Map- St. John’s, like many centuries-old cities, is a fascinating place full of many secrets and mysteries. Whether you’re looking for sights, culture, eateries or shopping, St. John’s a bit of everything and our downloadable map will help you find it.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Website: Interactive Map and Itinerary Planner
  • It doesn't hurt to plan ahead when you decide to make the trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, when it comes to certain things like accommodation and car rentals – booking ahead is a must, particularly during the spring and summer.