St. John’s is a very safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken by anybody traveling to Newfoundland.  Like always, common sense is the most important tool for staying safe.

            It is a fact that Canada in general has a low crime rate when compared to the vast majority of the rest of the world.  With this, it means a lot to say that St. John’s has one of the lowest crime rates within all of Canada.  None the less, it is wise to abide by the following guidelines.

            This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in St. John’s as well:  Avoid traveling alone at night.  If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas and take safe modes of transportation (car or taxi).  Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women.

            Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention to one’s self is never a good idea.  Try blending into the crowd instead of sticking out.

            In emergency situations, dial 911.