Ten things to do while in Saint John

  • Top Hopewell Rocks near Saint John, New Brunswick

    See the “World’s Highest Tides”

    Marvel at the flower-pot shape of the unique Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy which have been carved by the world’s highest tides... one of the Marine Wonders of the World.

    Take a walk on the ocean floor at low tide or experience the waters by kayak at high tide when the waters rise four entire stories...

    Tidal trivia: The amount of water in one tide cycle would fill and then empty the Grand Canyon!

  • Top Explore St. Martins Sea Caves

    Explore St. Martins Sea Caves

    See some of the wonders created by the world's highest tides. Tucked in the spectacular red sandstone cliffs, the St. Martins Sea Caves are treasures just begging to be discovered.

    At low tide, walk inside caves that sit on the ocean floor before hiking up to the beautiful town of St. Martins. There, take a leisurely stroll across a covered bridge. When you’ve worked up enough of an appetite, experience the world’s best seafood chowder at a restaurant right on the beach!

  • Top Saint John City Market is the oldest continually operating market in North America

    Shop the Saint John City Market

    Fill a shopping bag or two at the oldest continually operating public market in North America. If you can't find it at the Saint John City Market, you probably don't need it. Open six days a week, this wonderful old building houses country vendors and green grocers, butchers and fish stalls, cafés, and souvenirs.

    Enjoy some of the finest food and crafts to be found anywhere, whether you're looking for that perfect gift, or just to treat yourself.

  • Top Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

    Visit the Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

    Get a breathtaking view of the city of Saint John at the architecturally significant Carleton Martello Tower. Built to protect New Brunswick during the War of 1812, this is just one of eleven such structures erected in Canada.

    Explore the restored powder magazine, soldiers' barracks, and many other exhibits. Take a guided tour and hear the stories of a bygone era in order to make the most of your visit.

  • Top New Brunswick Museum in Saint John

    Study the culture

    Whale sightings—guaranteed! Visit the Hall of Great Whales at the New Brunswick Museum and feast your eyes on a life-size full body model of a 13-meter Right Whale.

    Explore New Brunswick’s heritage, examine fossils from a unique geological past, and see the Bay of Fundy tides in action. Discover creations from local artists and treasures from around the world!

  • Top Fundy National Park

    Become one with nature

    Stunning scenery, interesting geography, and warm hospitality... they all help create lasting memories for you and your family of your visit to Fundy National Park. Enjoy scenic waterfalls. Hike along trails that lace the shores of the majestic Bay of Fundy.

    Take advantage of Fundy National Park's natural setting and discover some of the unfamiliar marine life often left stranded at low tide. Take photos of the spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy, coastal cliffs, and rolling forested hills.

  • Top The amazing Fundy Trail

    Get enchanted by the Fundy Trail

    Follow the amazing Fundy Trail for the ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-experience. Get your camera and binoculars ready because no matter how you decide to explore, the Fundy Trail is spectacular from every angle.

    This awesome trek takes you through One of the Marine Wonders of the World and beyond. Stand in awe of the tides and explore the breathtaking flora and fauna. Don’t leave without a visit to the interpretive centre.

  • Top Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy

    Hear a billion years of stories

    Explore a billion years of the earth’s history with a visit to the first North American geological park. Marvel at the UNESCO designated Stonehammer Geopark where the landscape has been carved by the collision of continents and the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, ice ages, and climate change.

    Picnic, paddle, hike, tour, and explore dozens of interesting geosites. Walk away with a much better understanding of our planet’s history.

  • Top Paddle the Saint John River

    Paddle the Saint John River

    Grab a paddle, jump in a kayak, and experience the Saint John River and its spectacular scenery. Venture out on the river’s peaceful waters and enjoy the city’s good nature.

    As you paddle along, keep your camera handy for photo opps of great blue herons, eagles, osprey, ducks, Canada Geese, and deer.

    End off your perfect day with a glorious lobster bake on the beach.

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