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    What to see in Saint John?

    I have some extra time in the area, wondering what I should see aside from the inside of Harbour Station? The market looks cool, seems like there's lots of old buildings to see, the waterfront, anything else in the area? Is the Reversing Falls worth seeing?

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    Yes, market is worth a look. There are lots of older buildings in the uptown and South End. It was largely destroyed by fire in 1877 so a lot of buildings date from shortly after that.

    You can get maps (I think at the Tourist Info Centre in Shoppes of City Hall, which is a part of the Inside Connection) for self guided walking tours.

    Tours and adventures - not sure how many are still going in late October:
    http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/...ures/#top_form

    New Brunswick Museum has an Exhibition Centre in Market Square:
    http://www.nbm-mnb.ca/index.php/english-main-page

    Saint John Jewish Historical Museum:
    http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/sjjhm/
    (open until Oct 25, closed after that)

    Inside Connection - City Market, Brunswick Square, Delta Brunswick, Shoppes of City Hall, Market Square, Aquatic Centre, Hilton Hotel, and Harbour Station are all connected via walkways. Handy if the weather is inclement.

    Uptown Saint John:
    www.uptownsj.com
    Various events

    Loyalist House built 1817
    http://www.loyalisthouse.com/
    (not open except by appointment)

    Special for FSU - if you stand on Germain St in front of Brunswick Square office tower and look down at a 45 deg angle into the ground, and if you imagine you see through 10 metres of rock and concrete, you would see the underground bunker I work in.
    Last edited by Dave of the North; 10-10-2013 at 01:11 AM.

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    Hopewell Rocks. That's about it.

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    Great thanks for all the links Dave. Really looking forward to the trip....we're planning on driving up north to Hopewell Rocks & P.E.I. as well.

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    If someone has a car and a bit of time, and the weather is good there are nice walking trails at Irving Nature Park.

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    Is the Reversing Falls worth seeing?
    I would like to know too. I am trying not to rent a car. It seems *kinda* close on foot. Is there a trail from the arena to the Reversing Falls (perhaps for a morning run, weather permitting). Also, there seems to be a Walmart nearby.

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    Yes, there is a path from nearby the arena to the Falls, and it is definitely a walkable distance. But, to make the Falls worth seeing, you need to go twice - so that you can see them flow both ways. Just going once tends to leave people a bit because they aren't even really a water fall.
    Creating drama!

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    Went there on a Maritimes cruise in 2001. There wasn't much there, but I did find an antique bookstore with an awesome maritime section. Fellow passengers said the reversing falls wasn't all that, but it was a Carnival cruise, so....

    It's a cute town. If I go again, will make a point of doing an organized tour.

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    Saint John is looking forward to hosting the world next week for Skate Canada International 2013!!

    Just wanted to share some additional info about what to do in Saint John. I'm Jen with Discover Saint John, the city's tourism group, hoping I can help you plan your time in our great City! Saint John, New Brunswick is the only city on the breathtaking Bay of Fundy and the oldest incorporated city in Saint John. You can find information about hotels and other accommodations, restaurants close to the events and museums, historically significant attractions and other things to do in Saint John on our website. http://discoversaintjohn.com/

    A number of restaurants are located in the City Centre, near the skating events. To review what's nearby, visit http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/...n-city-centre/

    There are a number of attractions like the Saint John City Market, the oldest continuously running farmer's market in Canada, and the New Brunswick Museum, the province of New Brunswick's official museum to explore during your visit. For more information on these and a number of other attractions visit: http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/attractions/ To experience the Bay of Fundy, while you're here, plan to visit the Reversing Rapids (also known as the Reversing Falls), a naturally occurring phenomenon that takes place every 12 hours http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/reversing-rapids/

    Saint John also offers number of independent retailers as well as some great malls with a number of shops. To review some of the various shopping options, visit: http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/shopping/

    And if you are looking for a place to stay, there are a number of accommodations to choose from, http://discoversaintjohn.com/places/accommodations/

    If you have any questions about planning your time, please call 1-866-463-8639 (1-866-GO-FUNDY) or email us at: visitsj@discoversaintjohn.com!

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    For skating fans looking for restaurants on the pedway system, try the newly opened Ryan Duffy's (steakhouse) as well as The Alehouse, both in Market Square. There is also Decimal81 a very short walk away on Princess St. The City Market offers lots of places for lunch. It also has a local coffee joint - Java Moose. There is also a Tim Horton's both in Market Square and Brunswick Square. There is a Starbucks in Brunswick Square. As Dave mentioned, Market Square, Brunswick Square, the City Market, Delta and Harbour Station are all connected by a pedway system. Harbour Station is a 5, or at most, 10 minute walk from both Brunswick Square and Market Square.

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    It's Jen again with Discover Saint John. I also wanted to let you know that for those of you who are having trouble finding flights out of Saint John after Skate Canada's events, there has been some plane size upgrades for planes departing Saint John for Montreal on October 27th and 28th. Each flight's capacity increased 15, and there are 3 flights per day from Saint John to Montreal, for a total of 90 additional seats.

    Air Canada has also added an additional flight from Saint John to Halifax on both the 27th and 28th, leaving Saint John at 11:55 and arriving Halifax at 12:40.

    Visit www.aircanada.com to book your flights.

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    Shoutout to Jen and Discover Saint John for posting on FSU. Good marketing strategy! Wish I could be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMBS Go Blue View Post
    Hopewell Rocks.
    I second this! You have to check the tides to make sure you are going a couple hours before lowest tide, but they are amazing.

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