Let’s visit the Saint John City Market (47 Charlotte St, Saint John, NB), open Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. It’s difficult not to mention the City Market when talking about Saint John. It has been around since 1876 and before it was built, there was an outdoor market in this same location. The roof of the market resembles the shape of a ship’s hull (we were a shipbuilding city after all). And you'll notice you're walking up or down hill to visit all the vendors - that's why you will often hear people talk about the top or the bottom of the market. Before the big chain stores and malls hit the city, the market was the hub for all produce and meat in the area. You can still see evidence of this by the hooks on the centre stalls.