Don’t Miss Experiences Sample Itineraries

A Day

If you have a limited amount of time to spend in the only City on the Bay of Fundy, be sure to check out these don’t miss experiences!

Spend an hour or two at the New Brunswick Museum enjoying stunning world-class exhibits, visiting the “Hall of Great Whales,” the Fundy Tidal Tower, the Family Discovery Gallery or the unique gift shop. A great place to pick up some unique Saint John treasures!

Plan to grab lunch and do some shopping at the Saint John City Market, the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada. The roof is a traditional post and beam market roof that resembles the inverted hull of a ship.

Visit the Reversing Rapids, where the Bay of Fundy’s highest tides in the world rush up and over the St. John River, they collide spectacularly, and the river actually reverses in the face of this unstoppable natural power. A great vantage point to check out this amazing phenomenon is Fallsview Park. Be sure to check the tide tables before you go, to understand if you’re looking at High, Low or Slack tide.

Do some urban exploring in historic uptown Saint John exploring boutiques, studios and restaurants offering everything from local seafood to ethnic cuisine! Visit Market Square, located on the historic Saint John waterfront, and check out a variety of entertainment on their boardwalk. Take a walk along the water on Harbour Passage or relax in King’s Square.


A Weekend

With a little more time to explore, be sure to add these Saint John activities to your list!

Spend some time experiencing the Reversing Rapids first hand! Enjoy a Harbour Sightseeing Tour or zipline across this amazing phenomenon.

Visit Rockwood Park, one of Canada’s largest urban parks, featuring 13 lakes the park encompasses 2,200 acres. Stop at Inside Out Nature Centre, located in the Hatheway Pavilion at Lily Lake which offers a variety of year-round activities from geocaching to kayaking to snowshoeing or grab lunch at Lily’s Lakeside Casual Dining.

Visit Irving Nature Park on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, and only minutes from uptown Saint John, featuring volcanic rock, forests, mud flats, salt marshes and long sandy cobble beaches.

Stretch your legs in uptown Saint John. Enjoy the beautiful Saint John architecture and learn about Saint John’s impressive history by taking one of three self-guided Historic Walking Tours, or tour the City’s uptown in search of beautiful public art, taking a self-guided Art in Public Places Walking Tour.


Have more time?

Plan to spend some additional time in Saint John, and enjoy these great gems.

Plan to explore Stonehammer Geopark – a geological playground has been created in Southern New Brunswick! As North America’s first Global Geopark, Stonehammer Geopark is about geology, but it is also about people, society and culture, and numerous activities are connected.

Take a customized walking tour with the New Brunswick Museum, a Walk and Sample Tour with Uncorked Wine Tours, or a private walking tour with a local historian.

Explore rugged coastline, paddle an historic river or explore shorelines teeming with gentle wildlife by canoe or kayak with one of several local Kayak and Canoe tour operators.

Visit the Fundy Trail Parkway, in beautiful St. Martins, just 45 minutes outside Saint John, an ideal way to experience the spectacular Bay of Fundy coastline. Hike, bike or drive these beautiful trails, winding past pristine beaches, waterfalls and an exquisite shoreline. While in St. Martins be sure to take the time to explore the sandstone St. Martins sea caves, accessible during low tide.

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