Vacation Planner: Top 10 Things to See & Do In Saint John

Reversing Falls – The Reversing Falls is a unique phenomenon caused by the tremendous tide in the Bay of Fundy — the highest tides in the world. This is where the force of the Bay of Fundy tides push on the St. John River as they rise and cause the river to reverse direction and flow backwards.

City Market – A National Historic Site, the Saint John City Market offers a unique shopping experience for locals and visitors alike. Nowhere else in Saint John can you experience a traditional “farmers market” while shopping for such a wide selection of handcrafts, souvenirs, and other goods.

New Brunswick Museum – The New Brunswick Museum collects and preserves the natural and human history of New Brunswick and presents them in an array of fascinating and interactive exhibits.

Jet Boat Ride – Challenge the phenomenal Reversing Falls aboard specially-designed jet boats. Hold on tight as you splash your way into whirlpools, white caps and rapids created by the tremendous tides of the Bay of Fundy.

Carleton Martello Tower – The Carleton Martello Tower is a National Historic Site maintained by Parks Canada. The tower was constructed for the War of 1812, as New Brunswick was valued for its overland route to Canada and as an advance post for Halifax.

Irving Nature Park – A winding coastal road and nature walking trails on the Bay of Fundy offer opportunities to see harbour seals, porpoises and hundreds of species of birds.

Rockwood Park – Rockwood Park is the epicenter for fun and outdoor adventure. Summer is playtime, with swimming, barbecues, golfing, and the list goes on. Come fall, the hiking is breathtaking when the forest turns into a brilliant canopy of red, yellow and gold.

Loyalist House – One of the few surviving buildings of the Loyalist era, this house serves as a proud reminder of Saint John’s British Loyalist heritage.

The Fundy Trail & St. Martins – Explore the quaint fishing village on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and explore the Fundy Trail, either by driving the paved parkway that hugs the coastal cliffs or lacing up your hiking boots or hopping on your mountain bike to explore the trails.

St. Andrews by-the-Sea – This resort town is one of the oldest and loveliest in the area and is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life.

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