Saint John, also known as Saint Awesome, is a jewel of an urban vacation destination 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.
Sounds like enough – but there’s more. It’s 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 Saint John city sign that’s the backdrop for one of NB’s top selfie spots.
This historical building completely blew my mind. It was strategically built there for the 1812 war, and protected our country throughout the world wars.. . . . #mindblown #buildingnotblown #saintjohns #newbrunswick #explorenb #canadianhistory #explorecanada #canada150 #parkscanada #discoverypass #familytrip
Dominion and Rockwood Parks feature everything from tree top aerial adventures and kayaking on the Saint John River to geocaching, rock climbing, swimming, biking, hiking, or golfing, while the distinctively named ‘uptown’ area is a walkable urban space featuring over 85 bars and restaurants as well as a dozen galleries and shopping.
Then there’s the food. Award-winning chefs, locally sourced ingredients, and world-best recipes are tucked into restaurants found in beautifully restored heritage buildings. Right alongside are the national, international, and local wines, beers, and spirits that add flavour to culinary culture in the city, with Uncorked Tours offering to be your guide to the very best.
Saint John is waiting for you . . . and, it’s still AWESOME.
Inside Out Nature Centre
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway
Red Rock Adventures
Maritime City Experience
Market Square Boardwalk
Saint John City Market
Uptown Saint John
Uncorked Tours/Tasting Room
Carleton Martello Tower
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Base Camp Saint Awesome
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!
Experiences and businesses listed below are ones we’ve verified as being open this season. We update this list regularly as new information comes in.
When nature calls, open public washrooms can be found at the following locations:
Saint John Throughway Visitor Information Centre
Most tourism operators