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Saint John
Travel Guide

Saint John showing a city and a marina

The Fundy City offers a mix of British colonial heritage, a lively port city atmosphere and amazing natural sites shaped by the world’s highest tides.

Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and the main port of the Bay of Fundy. Explore Saint John’s charming city center to find classic Victorian architecture and a historic marketplace. Over the centuries, Saint John has seen French, British, American and Irish settlements. The city’s rich history is represented by its gorgeous cityscape. Venture out to the bayside to see incredible natural wonders, including yawning caves and sandstone cliffs, formed by the Bay of Fundy’s record-high tides.

The heart of the city is Market Square, which features a brick mall within the warehouses along the city’s old wharf. Head east on King’s Street to find the colorful brick marketplace of Saint John City Market, built in 1876. See performances by Saint John’s main orchestra, theater troupes and opera company at the Imperial Theater.

Learn about Saint John’s colonial heritage at the Loyalist House. During the warmer months, take a tour of the 1817 Victorian building and see its stately period furnishings. Visit the Carleton Martello Tower, south of the Saint John River, which was built to protect the city during the War of 1812.

Visit Saint John’s extensive and scenic waterfront. Saint John is located at the intersection of the mighty Saint John River and the Bay of Fundy, which features the highest tides in the world. The result of this junction is Reversing Falls, a point in the Saint John River where the water reverses twice every day due to the bay’s tides. Watch the reversal from Fallsview Park or a waterfront restaurant. For another glimpse of the bay’s tidal power, head northeast to St. Martins, where at low tide you can walk through huge caves carved into the sandstone cliffs.

Flights from most major Canadian cities arrive in Saint John’s airport daily. Saint John is a 5-hour drive from Portland, Maine. Summer is the best season to enjoy this historic port town on the remarkable Bay of Fundy.

Where to stay in Saint John

Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
3.5 out of 5
39 King St, Saint John, NB
The price is CA $79 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in the heart of Saint John, this hotel is steps from Saint John Police Museum, Market Square, and Loyalist House. New Brunswick Museum and Saint John ...
4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4.5 out of 5
369 Rockland Rd, Saint John, NB
The price is CA $99 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Located in the heart of Saint John, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stone Church, Harbour Station, and Saint John Arts Centre. Saint Joseph's ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"Love"

Reviewed on Jun. 10, 2021

Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Days Inn by Wyndham Saint John New Brunswick
Days Inn by Wyndham Saint John New Brunswick
2.5 out of 5
175 City Road, Saint John, NB
The price is CA $92 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Located in the heart of Saint John, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Harbour Station, and Stone Church. Saint ...
3.9/5Very Good! (297 reviews)
"Friendly staff and easy breakfast to-go bags. Only complaint was that they didn’t have hand sanitizer right at the coffee/food area. It wasn’t very far but you had to search for it and I know not everyone would have bothered to use it because if that."

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Saint John New Brunswick
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Chipman Hill Suites - Pratt House
Chipman Hill Suites - Pratt House
3.5 out of 5
1 Chipman Hill, Saint John, NB
The price is CA $141 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in the heart of Saint John, this apartment building is steps from New Brunswick Museum, Saint John Arts Centre, and Loyalist House. Saint John Police ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)
"It was ok"

Reviewed on Jun. 15, 2021

Chipman Hill Suites - Pratt House
Chipman Hill Suites on Sydney
Chipman Hill Suites on Sydney
3 out of 5
71 Sydney Street, Saint John, NB
Located in the heart of Saint John, this romantic apartment building is steps from Saint John Firefighters Association, Saint John Imperial Theatre, and King's ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)
"We have stayed at various Chipman suites over the past 10 years, never disappointed! The most comfortable beds in the city!"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2020

Chipman Hill Suites on Sydney
Chipman Hill Suites on Union
Chipman Hill Suites on Union
3.5 out of 5
76 Union St, Saint John, NB
The price is CA $147 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in the heart of Saint John, this apartment building is steps from New Brunswick Museum, Saint John Arts Centre, and Loyalist House. Saint John Police ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)
"Quiet, very clean and cozy. A great getaway for parwnts for Valentines Day. My wife loved the jets in the bath."

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2021

Chipman Hill Suites on Union
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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