The Region

Welcome to Saint John & the Towns by the Bay – on the beautiful Bay of Fundy! Along a 100km stretch of scenic southern New Brunswick, Saint John and its distinctive nearby towns have the history, culture, character, and joyous adventure to get your toes tappin’ and your heels clickin’! From Riverside delights to spectacular sights. Tasty eats to shopping streets. You’ll be singing about your experience in the Saint John Region.

Watch the sun rise in Rothesay and see it set over the water in Grand Bay-Westfield. Grab breakfast in the City of Saint John, then lunch by the river in Quispamsis. Walk on the ocean floor in Fundy-St. Martins the same day you explore historic Hampton, with stops in picturesque Fundy Rural District along the way.

Saint John


Big city amenities with small town charm, Saint John has a vibe all its own. If history and architecture are your jam, visit the handsome heritage buildings and the buzzing atmosphere of Canada’s oldest continuously operated farmers market. Roam the streets to search out stylish shops, unique eats, and museums and galleries. Move off the beaten track and a colourful world of street art and murals will unveil itself. Oh, and don’t forget the stunning harbour views, you’ll be singing their praises! saintjohn.ca

Grand Bay-Westfield


When a town has “Grand” in its title, you know you’re in for something a little bit special. Take in Grand Bay-Westfield’s breathtakingly big views while strolling one of the inspiring heritage trails, or as you are gently pulled across the Saint John River on a cable ferry. (Yes, that’s a ferry literally pulled by a cable!) And don’t forget your signature selfie with a spectacular sculpture at Brundage Point. A grand old, and new, time awaits! grandbaywestfield.ca



When you really want to get away, kick back, and let out a big ol’ sigh of relief, you rock up to Rothesay. This place is tailor-made for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take in breathtaking colours and cozy cafés. Later, meander between the multiple top-notch microbreweries and raise a toast to new adventures and lifelong memories. A cute little lighthouse will brighten your day, while the stunning riverside sunsets light up your nights. You’ll leave a whole new you! rothesay.ca



Quispamsis has the activities to get your heart pumping and the scenery to take your breath away! Tear up a trail on your bike, explore the riverside on foot or kayak, or simply take in the scenic views all around you. A multitude of trails catering to a variety of activity levels means that you can find the adventure best suited to you, all while taking in the beautiful colours of each season. Make Quispamsis your idyllic waterside escape this year. quispamsis.ca



In Hampton, there’s modern amenities and historical attractions too! Take a walk right through history in the town square, which is home to several inspiring heritage buildings. Don’t miss a photo op with unique sculptures crafted by local artists like renowned sculptor John Hooper. Take an outdoor or cultural tour, and when you’re done, receive a neighbourly welcome as you sample some local flavours. Just like in the past, Hampton remains one happening spot, with vibrant shopping and cultural experiences. townofhampton.ca

Fundy-St. Martins


Fundy-St. Martins is packed with big natural attractions. (And we do mean BIG!) Witness the world’s highest tides as they rise and then fall away to reveal the ocean floor—then get down there and walk on it! Wander amid huge and ancient rocks. Explore mysterious sea caves. Take in marvelous Bay of Fundy vistas. Bring a camera, because with geological wonders from over 250 million years ago, it’s never the same old story around Fundy-St. Martins. stmartinscanada.com

Fundy Rural District


The Fundy Rural District brings nature to the forefront. Trade city lights for starry nights and sunny sidewalks for sandy trails. Leave the highways behind for their meandering roadways, with unique discoveries at every turn. Slow down, take a deep breath, and relax at the province's first thermal spa, sample local delights while enjoying river views, or simply rest and enjoy the rhythm of the Bay of Fundy waves.

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties recognized the significant and meaningful role of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati in this province and the country with the intent to establish a relationship of trust and friendship.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.