Memorial University is located on a 220 acre site adjacent to scenic Pippy Park and Long Pond in the City of St. John's, the most eastern city in North America and capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's lays claim to the title of the "oldest city in North America" and proudly exhibits the contrast of the new and the old, from the modern Convention Centre and City Hall complex to the stately 19th century homes and colorful row houses built on winding streets with almost vertical hills. St. John's Harbour has been frequented by Europeans since the 16th century and remains the focus of city life.
Signal Hill lies adjacent to the harbour entrance and, although it was used as a lookout for several centuries, it is most recently associated with the first transatlantic radio message received by Marconi in 1901. Today, Signal Hill is a National Historic Park, where locals and tourists watch for ships, icebergs and whales.
Downtown St. John's is characterized by a thriving nightlife with the famous George Street, home to over 40 establishments of a diverse nature, at its center. The fare extends from traditional pubs, dance bars, quiet bars to not-so-quiet bars. Live music ranging from traditional to rock to jazz abounds.