In the 18th century, St. Martins was a shipbuilding village through and through. Craftsmen built over 6,000 vessels during the 19th century and this represented the majority of shipbuilding in the entirety of British North America.
St. Martins coastline had at least 12 different shipyards that relied on the lumber from the area, mainly Big Salmon River.
Type of Trip
What To Expect
St. Martins, New Brunswick, has a rich shipbuilding history that shaped the community and contributed to its maritime heritage. In the 19th century, the village became a prominent shipbuilding center, attracting skilled craftsmen and creating a bustling industry along the Fundy coast.
Where You'll Be
Make sure you stop in and check out The Mercantile for gifts and souvenirs. The owner makes many of the items herself - using treasures she collects from the beach. You'll be amazed at her creativity and crafty skill! These adorable items will make you smile and will be wonderful keepsakes of your time with us.
Once Upon a Tide
While you're out exploring the sea caves and grabbing lunch, make sure to check out Once Upon a Tide to pick up your souvenir!
This local delicacy might be an acquired taste, is packed full of amazing health benefits (see below) that might convince you to try it. You can eat it dried or add it to your favorite recipes to give the an additional umami flavour. Make sure to stop by Huttges and grab a bag!
Pro Tip: See dulse somewhere else and want to try it? Get the one in a paper bag.
There is a curated adventure around every corner and we are here to lay it all out for you.