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It’s no wonder that Saint John is known as Saint Awesome. This jewel of a fall vacation destination is an urban treasure hiding in plain sight right here in New Brunswick. Nowhere else can you find globally ranked culinary stars, mind-blowing reversing rapids, the provincial museum, the oldest continuing farmers’ market in Canada, and the wonder of the Bay of Fundy right at its front door. 

When you’re looking for the taste of fall in culinary culture, spirits, wine, and beer, check out Uncorked Tours, or you can take aim and test your axe-throwing skills by booking a session at Woodchucks Axe Throwing.


Tasting cocktails with Uncorked Tours
Tasting cocktails with Uncorked Tours


But don’t stop there because fall is a season for harvest freshness. Award-winning chefs, locally sourced ingredients, and world-best recipes are tucked into restaurants around the city, some in beautifully restored heritage buildings. 


Dining at Port City Royal
Dining at Port City Royal 


Gallery hopping is a great way to spend fall days with dozens of perfect spots clustered in the uptown. Or take a self-guided walking tour combining history and people-watching with an outdoor stroll.


Strolling around uptown Saint John
Strolling around uptown Saint John


Sounds like enough – but there’s more. Saint John is also a photographer’s dream from its headline-making public art installations to turn-of-the-century architecture and Carleton Martello Tower, along with a city sign that’s the backdrop for one of NB’s top selfie spots. 

Saint John is the perfect home base for all your Bay of Fundy day trips to St. Martins, the Irving Nature Park, or New River Beach. It’s also a gateway to the marvels of the Fundy Trail Parkway.  


Exploring the St. Martins Sea Caves at low tide
Exploring the St. Martins Sea Caves at low tide


Dominion and Rockwood Parks feature everything from walks through the stunning fall foliage to kayaking on the Saint John River, geocaching, rock climbing, biking, hiking, or golfing.


Taking in the fall foliage hiking Bald Mountain nearby Saint John
Taking in the fall foliage hiking Bald Mountain nearby Saint John


Saint John is waiting for you . . . and, it’s all still AWESOME.


Rockwood Park 
Irving Nature Park 
Fundy Trail Parkway 
Harbour Passage
Outdoor Activities 
Red Rock Adventures 
Inside Out Nature Centre
Maritime City Experience 
Market Square Boardwalk 
Saint John City Market 
Uptown Saint John 
Uncorked Tours/Tasting Room 
East Coast Bistro
Carleton Martello Tower 
NB Museum 
Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours
For more trip inspiration, check out 
Base Camp Saint Awesome 

Vacation Packages


Get the most out of your travels in New Brunswick with vacation packages from the following operators:

Saint John #SaintAwesome - 4 days, 3 nights 
Learn the history of the city, explore the natural beauty of the area and savour the local food and drink.  
St. Martins & Alma – 4 Days, 3 Nights 

Cruise along the Fundy coastline, walk along the Fundy Trail and explore the seabed at Hopewell Rocks. 

Get Disconnected to Get Connected – 2 Night Getaway  

Come join us in #SaintAwesome for a family fun adventure. 
Fundy Coast to Fundy Shore Tour – 5 Day Adventure 

Moncton, Saint John, Saint Andrews and whale-watching! 





Gotta go?  
When nature calls, open public washrooms can be found at the following locations: 
Saint John Throughway Visitor Information Centre 
Most tourism operators