Saint John

Travel Guide
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.

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, E2L 3M9
The price is CA $109 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Saint John. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (634 reviews)
"Good price, excellent full free breakfast, free parking, room was on ground floor, room was near to lobby"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

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, E2K3W3
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Saint John. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,011 reviews)
"I had a nice spacious room & a good quiet/safe stay out of the hurricane's path. I was supposed to be in Nova Scotia but came here to get out of the way. The hotel was good. Would have liked restaurant in the hotel for dinner, but i did get breakfast included :)"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2022

Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John
Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John
3 out of 5
10 Portland Street, Saint John, NB, E2K4H8
The price is CA $124 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Saint John. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Friendly staff. Building under renovation. Pool closed. They closed the restaurant 2 days into our stay to renovate something."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

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Pristine Harbour View Towers Suite Coffee w/prking
Pristine Harbour View Towers Suite Coffee w/prking
Saint John, NB
Stay at this apartment in Saint John. Enjoy WiFi, a TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions New Brunswick Museum and Market Square are located nearby. ...
Chipman Hill Suites - Pratt House
Chipman Hill Suites - Pratt House
3.5 out of 5
1 Chipman Hill, Saint John, NB, E2L2A7
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Saint John. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (77 reviews)
Heritage property, lovely rooms, great area
"This heritage property is a wonderful place for accommodations while visiting Saint John, NB. It is in walking distance of numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes around the Uptown Area (although some hills involved!) and near parks. The rooms have wonderful furnishings and amenities; and one of the most ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2022

Chipman Hill Suites on Sydney
Chipman Hill Suites on Sydney
3 out of 5
71 Sydney Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 2L5
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Saint John. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (296 reviews)
"After a little hiccup with check-in that was taken care of promptly and to our satisfaction, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 71 Sydney. The room was beautiful and there were some really nice common spaces available for our use. Being able to do laundry was great. So many places within walking distance ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2022

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