Venue and Hotel

The 2018 Livable Cities Forum will be held at the Alt Hotel St. John’s. The hotel is in a prime downtown location, overlooking the harbor and The Narrows Channel, with the best of the city at its doorstep. The building was designed and constructed to be energy efficient and features a geothermal heating and cooling system that recycles warm air as well as automatic and energy-saving lighting devices.

Alt Hotel St. John’s alt-hotel-st-john-s

125 Water Street

St. John’s, NL

A1C 5X4

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Rooms at the Alt Hotel are available for an average cost of $154/night. To book a room at the Alt-Hotel St. John’s, please visit or contact the Hotel by phone at (toll free): 1 844 625-0123 or by email :

Getting there

St. John’s is Canada’s most easterly city and the capital city of Newfoundland and Labradour. St. John’s is known for its stunning coastal scenery, historic sites and public spaces, vibrant arts, and cultural community.

By Air

Located 15 minutes from downtown St. John’s, St, John’s International Airport (YYT) has daily flights from the rest of Canada and the United States. Rental cars, taxis, limousines and airport shuttles are all available to take you to your destination.

St. John’s International Airport is served by the St. John’s Transportation Commission (Metrobus) with up to frequent departures to and from YYT and Downtown St. John’s. Visit for MetroBus information.  City Wide Taxis are available by calling 709-722-7777.

Getting Around

Buses run frequently and are a great way to venture out of the downtown core and into the western suburbs. Metrobus provides service around the cities of St. John’s and Mount Pearl and service major destinations including the Avalon Mall, Village Shopping Centre, Memorial University, Confederation Building, College of the North Atlantic, Marine Institute, Mile One Centre, and downtown St. John’s.

Public transit information can be accessed from:


In November, weather in St. John’s tends to be slightly chilly, with average temperatures ranging from 5°C to 13°C.  Intermittent rain can be expected and weather in St. John’s can sometimes be unpredictable, so we recommend that you bring an umbrella, warm clothing, and a waterproof jacket.