Saint John is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River and is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick.
Steeped in history, Saint John is referred to as “the Loyalist City” as well as “Canada’s Most Irish City”. Saint John is Canada’s oldest incorporated city (1785) and is home to this country’s oldest museum and farmers market. This city has been welcoming people from Eastern Europe, England and Ireland for centuries, with each group of immigrants leaving their unique imprint on Saint John culture, architecture and language.
Many visitors can’t get enough of our fresh Atlantic seafood, whether it’s at an outside lobster boil with corn on the cob or an award-winning restaurant. But seafood is not the only thing on the menu these days. Saint John also has a variety of ethnic restaurants to enjoy, including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and more!
From souvlaki to samosas, pub-style lunches to fine dining, Saint John has something for every taste and appetite!
Hit the town for a while and seriously whittle away at your wish list. Wherever you choose to stay in the greater Saint John area, shopping is always close at hand. Stretch your legs in the malls and big box stores, admire your way through the many locally-owned boutiques and art galleries, thrill with the hunt of thrift shopping and investigate an auction or two; try something new! Shopping in Saint John can satisfy anyone’s taste.
Saint John is quickly becoming known as a creative, eclectic community, as is reflected in the growing number of art galleries and antique shops in the city’s urban core. Discover the rich quality and diversity of cultural product available on the Gallery and Antique Shop Route. Whether your taste is for the traditionally based or the highly contemporary, or you’re enticed by grass roots, local art or by major, internationally acclaimed pieces, a wealth of distinct offerings can easily be explored during a leisurely stroll of uptown Saint John. Feast, as well, on Saint John’s impressive inventory of public art during your visit, which includes sculpted pieces by John Hopper, Marie Helene Allain, Peter Powning and others!