Saint John City Market
The Saint John City Market is a vibrant and historic market located in the heart of Saint John, New Brunswick. It is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers' markets in Canada, dating back to 1876. The market is housed in a beautiful heritage building and offers a unique shopping and culinary experience for both locals and visitors.
Inside the market, you'll find a wide array of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, specialty foods, and locally made crafts. It's a bustling place filled with the sights, sounds, and aromas of a thriving market.
The City Market is not only a place to shop for fresh and local products but also a gathering spot for the community. You can enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal at one of the market's cafes or food stalls, or simply take in the lively atmosphere and interact with the friendly vendors.
Throughout the year, the City Market hosts various events and activities, such as cooking demonstrations, live music performances, and seasonal celebrations. It's a hub of cultural and community engagement, showcasing the best of Saint John's local talent and products.
The architecture of the building itself is worth admiring, with its Victorian-era design and beautiful interior features. It's a place where history meets modern-day commerce, creating a unique and charming ambiance.
Whether you're a food lover, a history enthusiast, or simply seeking a vibrant and authentic local experience, a visit to the Saint John City Market is highly recommended. It's a place to savor the flavors of the region, connect with the community, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Saint John.
Type of Trip
1 – 2 hours
What To Expect
Take a look at the ceiling, it brings you back to the days of ship building.... why? It is built just like the hull of a ship.
Where You'll Be
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Saint John Food and Drink
Let's face it, Periwinkles at the Beach Street Inn is delicious! However, if you're venturing into town, you might want to sample some of the restaurants in Uptown Saint John. There is a good variety of dining options from local breweries and fine dining, to seafood and international food - something for everyone!
Watch for signature food and drink events throughout the year, too!
Sit back and relax as you enjoy the natural beauty of the river valleys in New Brunswick by ferry. There is no charge to ride on the ferries operated by the Government of New Brunswick. Ask us about schedules for the Belleisle Bay or Grand Bay-Westfield ferries, and so many more!
Saint John, known for being the only city located on the Bay of Fundy, offers a fantastic view of the world's highest tides.
Places to visit
Reversing Falls Rapids - This phenomenon has 100 billion tons of water colliding with the Saint John River at high tide, causing it to flow backward twice daily.
King's Square - This beautiful park is the perfect getaway for those searching for sunshine, music, and lots of greenery. At its centre is the King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand, a raised structure with a copper roof and fountain that was built in 1908. Attend a free concert on select Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights.
Saint John City Market - This market started in the late 1700s, making it the oldest continuing farmers market in Canada. Full of a wide variety of delicious food, spices, and locally made goods, this 19th-century building looks a lot like an upside-down ship, so be sure to look up when you're inside!
There is a curated adventure around every corner and we are here to lay it all out for you.