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The people of Wolastoqiyik First Nation call the Saint John River Wolastoq, which is Maliseet for "beautiful river”. Today’s travellers describe it using pretty much the same words. So why not make the Saint John River your next scenic drive?

It’s surrounded by lush green rolling hills of farmland. It’s perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and even water-skiing. At points along the river, cable ferries will take you to friendly communities across the water. And, to top it off, it has the prestigious designation of being the 38th waterway named to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.

Plan to take in the beauty of each of the 400 km (250 mi.) of water, stretching from Edmundston in the north, through the Grand Falls Gorge, then all the way down to the riverfront capital city of Fredericton and the Reversing Rapids of Saint John in the south. 

Things to do and places to stay along the Saint John River