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.
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.
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.
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 waiting for you . . . and, it’s all still AWESOME.
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway
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
Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours
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Base Camp Saint Awesome
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!
When nature calls, open public washrooms can be found at the following locations:
Saint John Throughway Visitor Information Centre
Most tourism operators