Visiting Saint John

Cruise ship in the Harbour

Welcome to the only city on the stunning Bay of Fundy.

There is simply no other place in the Maritimes where the urban charms of a vibrant, historic city nestle up against the grand, natural allure of this world-famous Bay.

No wonder Saint John, on the southern coast of New Brunswick, has quickly become the traveler’s favourite anchor for exceptional adventures of every kind. Here, you are never far from a new, unexpected delight, be it an evening of contemporary fine dining, a band on the boardwalk, whale-watching on the Bay of Fundy or exploring the world’s highest tides.

Maps and Directions

Every Saint John vacation takes you worlds away from the ordinary. Yet getting here is easier than you’d imagine. Whether you choose to drive, fly, ferry, or cruise, we’re as accessible as your trip will be memorable.

Saint John is a 60-minute drive from the U.S. border at Calais, Maine, 5 hours from Portland, 8 hours from Boston, a 4-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 3-hour ferry ride from Digby, Nova Scotia and a 10-hour drive from Montreal, Quebec.

Saint John is a two-hour flight from Toronto, a one-hour flight from Montreal and 45 minutes from Halifax. Air Canada provides several daily direct flights to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Saint John Airport is located 16 km from the centre of the city.

Visitor Information

We’re at your service! Discover Saint John operates two Visitor Information Centres in the city, and we’re your official source for in-person, one-stop vacation information. Our goal is to simplify the planning process for you and put you in touch with the right accommodations, facilities, businesses and operators to meet your needs. Stop by for a chat and a taste of our friendly maritime charm, or call our toll free number anytime to speak to a visitor counselor about your visit–and to order Visitor Guide.

 Call 1-866-GO FUNDY.


Visitor Information Centres within Saint John

Shoppes of City Hall Visitor Information Centre
15 Market Square, Saint John
Open year round
Tel: (506) 658-2855
Toll Free: (866) 463-8639
Saint John Throughway Visitor Information Centre
1509 Saint John Throughway West (Eastbound), Saint John
Open Seasonally (May – October)
Tel: (506) 658-2940


Visitor Information Centres in Surrounding Areas

Brundage Point River Visitor Information Centre
4 Ferry Road, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB
Open Seasonally (June – October)
Tel: (506) 738-3258 (June – October)
Tel: (506) 738-6406 (Off Season)
Hampton Visitor Information Centre
657 Main Street, Hampton, NB
Open Seasonally (June – September)
Tel: (506) 832-6111




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