Walk through history in Saint John, Canada's first incorporated city (1785). Places of interest include the Carleton Martello Tower, built during the War of 1812, the Saint John City Market that dates back to the 1870s, the Loyalist House - a museum and National Historic Site built in 1817, and so much more.
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Type of Trip
2 – 4 hours
What To Expect
Uptown Saint John offers a blend of history, shopping, dining, and entertainment, making it a lively and inviting destination for visitors. Whether you're strolling through its charming streets, exploring its unique shops, or savoring the local culinary scene, Uptown Saint John has something for everyone to enjoy.
Reversing Falls: One of Saint John's most famous natural attractions, the Reversing Falls is a phenomenon that occurs when the Bay of Fundy tides meet the flow of the Saint John River, causing the river to reverse its direction. Visitors can witness this impressive sight from various viewpoints, including the Fallsview Park and the Reversing Falls Bridge.
Saint John City Market: is a must-visit destination. It's a historic market filled with local vendors offering fresh produce, seafood, crafts, and more. The market is located in the Uptown area of Saint John and is a hub of activity and community engagement.
Irving Nature Park: Located on the outskirts of the city, Irving Nature Park is a beautiful coastal park that offers walking trails, stunning views of the Bay of Fundy, and opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. It's a great place to enjoy nature and explore the outdoors.
Saint John Imperial Theatre: If you're interested in the arts, a visit to the Saint John Imperial Theatre is a must. This historic theater hosts a variety of performances, including plays, concerts, ballets, and more. It's a cultural hub in the city and showcases local and international talent.
New Brunswick Museum: For history and culture enthusiasts, the New Brunswick Museum is worth a visit. It houses a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits, and displays that tell the story of New Brunswick's heritage, including its natural history, First Nations culture, and maritime traditions.
Fort Howe: Offering panoramic views of Saint John and the surrounding area, Fort Howe is a historic site that played a significant role in the city's defense during the American Revolutionary War. Visitors can explore the grounds, learn about the fort's history, and enjoy the scenic vistas.
Saint John Firefighters' Museum: Located in an old fire station, the Saint John Firefighters' Museum showcases the history of firefighting in the city. It houses a collection of vintage firefighting equipment, exhibits on fire safety, and interactive displays that appeal to visitors of all ages.
These are just a few highlights of what Saint John has to offer. The city has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings, and a vibrant cultural scene.
Where You'll Be
Uptown Saint John as the locals call it, is located on the top of a hill overlooking the once vibrant port. Today it is mostly full of cruise ships looking for an extra-ordinary port of call. Uptown is the core of the city and a popular tourist destination.
Architecture and Heritage: Uptown Saint John is renowned for its well-preserved historic architecture. Walking through the streets, you'll encounter beautifully restored Victorian-era buildings, including the iconic Trinity Royal Preservation Area. The Uptown area is perfect for those who appreciate history and enjoy exploring charming streets lined with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Market Square: Located in the heart of Uptown, Market Square is a bustling hub of activity. This waterfront complex features a mix of shops, boutiques, eateries, and entertainment venues. Visitors can browse through a variety of local stores, enjoy a meal overlooking the harbor, or catch a live performance at the Market Square Theatre.
Loyalist City Brewing Company: Uptown Saint John is home to the Loyalist City Brewing Company, a popular craft brewery known for its unique and flavorful beers. Visitors can take a guided tour, sample a selection of brews, and learn about the brewing process. It's a great spot for beer enthusiasts and those interested in experiencing the local craft beer scene.
Brunswick Square: Brunswick Square is a multi-level shopping center in Uptown Saint John. Here, you can find a mix of national and local retailers, as well as a food court offering a range of dining options. It's a convenient place to shop, grab a bite to eat, or simply take a break during your Uptown exploration.
King's Square: King's Square is a charming urban park in Uptown Saint John, featuring well-manicured lawns, flowerbeds, and a beautiful bandstand. It's a peaceful spot to relax, have a picnic, or enjoy live music and events during the warmer months.
Saint John City Market: While technically located slightly outside of Uptown, the Saint John City Market is just a short walk away and definitely worth a visit. As mentioned earlier, it's one of the oldest continuously operating farmers' markets in Canada, offering a vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of fresh produce, local products, and crafts.
There is a curated adventure around every corner and we are here to lay it all out for you.