St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador is a city with a legendary reputation for welcoming travellers – and that includes icebergs, whales and seabirds who ceremoniously make their way down its shores. Explore the city by taking a guided tour of the colourful cityscape and historic sites, pop into a gallery, indulge in locally grown, caught, and harvested fare, or hike past towering cliffs and seascapes. Being the most easterly city in North America comes with the perks of endless coastlines and amazing ocean views no matter where your feet take you.

With over 50% of Canada’s ocean economy, Newfoundland and Labrador is the country’s leader in oceans-related industries, and home to Canada’s federally-funded oceans supercluster. The long maritime history of St. John’s, together with its world-class research and development facilities and related personnel, has placed St. John’s at the forefront of Canada’s ocean technology industry. The success of the local ocean technology sector has been accelerated by community integration with industry, government and academia collaborating to create linkages and build capacity.

“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be selected as the location for World Aquaculture Society North America 2022. We look forward to sharing our success stories as an industry and our beautiful province as a world-class tourist destination with aquaculture enthusiasts spanning all areas of the globe.”

— Mark Lane, Executive Director, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association