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Your Saint John summertime getaway

Saint John

Your Saint John summertime getaway

This post originally appeared on the Tourism New Brunswick websiteExternal Link Title.


In the port city of Saint John -- the only city on the shores of the Bay of Fundy -- history, culinary delights, outdoor adventure, and a vibrant arts and culture scene meet on its historic uptown streets. Lined with preserved redbrick and sandstone 19th-century architecture, Saint John has a distinct character with plenty of urban experiences.


Max out your summer fun at these Saint John must-sees and must-dos.


Outdoor adventure


Rest and relaxation



  • A shipping container village on the waterfront is where the Area 506 FestivalExternal Link Title, a celebration of all things New Brunswick music, culture, and goods, takes place. There you'll find free access and family-oriented entertainment during the day and 19+ ticketed shows in the evening.
  • Buskers on the BayExternal Link Title brings thousands to the Market Square Boardwalk for free entertainment from international buskers.
  • See what this year's Third Shift pop-up contemporary art event will be. Held for one night in uptown Saint John.
  • Enjoy free entertainment offered seven days a week on the Market Square Boardwalk including concerts and a variety of activities including a lumberjack show.


Delicious treats


Quirky attractions

  • In 2017, street-artist Sean Yoro battled the powerful Bay of Fundy tides to paint an amazing mural in uptown Saint John from his paddleboard.
  • The world-famous Reversing Falls RapidsExternal Link Title are in #SaintAwesome - where the powerful Bay of Fundy tides collide with the mighty Saint John River.
  • You won't be going downtown because we call that "uptown" in Saint John.
  • Music, classic arcade games, beer, and cocktails are all waiting for you at Eighty Three Bar ArcadeExternal Link Title.


Instagrammable sights


Places to stay

Whatever your vacation style, there's a place to stay to match. Enjoy the charm of the Shadow Lawn InnExternal Link Title, a full-service hotel like the Hilton Saint JohnExternal Link Title, or stay in the great outdoors at Rockwood Park CampgroundExternal Link Title. Find your perfect accommodation hereExternal Link Title.