Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Canada

Saint John, Canada's oldest settlement is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada's oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John's history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John's charm and its sense of history.

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Points of Interest

  • Reversing Rapids
  • Old City Market
  • St. Andrews
  • Fundy National Park & Hopewell Rocks
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Carleton Martello Tower
  • Bay of Fundy
  • St. Martins & Sea Caves
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  • Reversing Rapids

    Reversing Rapids is a series of rapids on the St. John River, a unique phenomenon caused by the tremendous tide in the Bay of Fundy, a 170-mile-long ocean bay on Canada's east coast.

  • Old City Market

    The Old City Market is part of Canada's Family of National Historic Sites and is the oldest working farmer's market in Canada.

  • St. Andrews

    St. Andrews, a refined summer resort town, offers a bit of old New England and picturesque beauty. Founded by Loyalists in 1783, it's one of the oldest towns in the province.

  • Fundy National Park & Hopewell Rocks

    New Brunswick's first national park is located on the Bay of Fundy. Along the shores of the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy are Hopewell Rocks, rock formations caused by tidal erosion.

  • Saint John Heritage Area

    Trinity Royal, Saint John's Heritage Preservation Area, is a 20 block area that celebrates the city's 19th-century architectural legacy and features modern boutiques, antiques and restaurants.

  • Carleton Martello Tower

    The tower is a national historic site dating back to the War of 1812 with such highlights as a restored powder magazine and barracks room, and a spectacular view of Saint John and its harbor.

  • Bay of Fundy

    The Bay of Fundy boasts the world's most dramatic and dynamic coastline with the highest tides in the world. Each day, 100 billion tons of seawater flows in and out of the bay during one tide cycle.

  • St. Martins & Sea Caves

    East of Saint John, St. Martins is a village rich in shipbuilding history, with red cliffs, sea caves and a three-mile crescent beach where the tides of the Bay of Fundy sweep in and out daily.

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City of Saint John & Reversing Rapids by Trolley

1.15 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-160
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
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  • Bay of Fundy

Marvel at the fascinating sights and sounds of Saint John aboard a San Francisco-style motorized trolley. Behold the wondrous Reversing Rapids, see Fort Howe Lookout, Saint John's Historic District and the Loyalist Burial Grounds before ending your journey at Old City Market for a little shopping.

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Big Pink Saint John: Hop On/Hop Off All Day Bus Pass

5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-125
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids

Think Pink. Climb aboard your authentic pink London double-decker bus to support breast cancer awareness. Experience this 90 minute route at your leisure. Your all day pass gives you access to all the main attractions around the city of Saint John.

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Saint John Highlights and Reversing Rapids

3 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-100
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Old City Market
  • Carleton Martello Tower

Explore Saint John's natural and manmade wonders on a guided tour includes a stop at the fascinating Reversing Rapids. While traveling around Canada's oldest incorporated city, you'll take in the sights from Carleton Martello Tower, stroll through Old City Market and travel past Victorian architectural treasures.

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Saint John for Foodies Walking Tour

3 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-380
  • Old City Market
  • Saint John Heritage Area

Discover the inspired eateries, cafés and artisanal purveyors that have put uptown Saint John on the map as a true foodie destination. Join us for a memorable journey that will leave you with an appreciation of the delicious flavours, as well as history of the oldest incorporated city in Canada!

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Skywalk & Reversing Falls Rapids

2.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-205
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids

Experience an astonishing natural wonder and a modern engineering marvel when you step out onto the glass-and-steel Skywalk to view Reversing Falls Rapids, churning 12 stories below your feet!

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Easy Saint John Scenic Drive-Wheelchair Companions

2.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-180
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
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  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

This city highlights tour uses a limited capacity, wheelchair accessible mini-bus equipped with a motorized wheelchair lift and traces over 400 years of history of Canada's oldest incorporated city. Wheelchair accessible guests need to book tour YSJ-181 to travel with friends on this tour. You will be on the same bus. All stops are completely wheelchair accessible.

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Easy Saint John Scenic Drive-Wheelchair Accessible Version

2.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-181
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

This city highlights tour uses a limited capacity, wheelchair accessible mini-bus equipped with a motorized wheelchair lift and traces over 400 years of history of Canada's oldest incorporated city. Wheelchair guest's traveling companions need to book tour YSJ-180 to travel with friends on this tour. You will be on the same bus. All stops are completely wheelchair accessible.

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Local Connections: Charming Countryside & Woodworking Demo With Artist Brent Rourke

3.25 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-260

Discover New Brunswick's idyllic countryside as you travel over quiet roads, through covered bridges and stop at a charming country market for a coffee and freshly-baked scone. Then join local artist Brent Rourke in his workshop at The Barn in Bloomfield for a woodworking demonstration and a memento of your visit.

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St. Martins Discovery & The Bay of Fundy

5.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-110
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids

This scenic tour takes you on an exploration of the 200-year-old fishing village of St. Martins. Explore its sea caves and unique caverns, and enjoy a tasty snack. Shop at the Old City Market and make a photo stop at the Reversing Rapids.

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Local Connections: Moosehead Brewery Tour and Tasting with Brewmaster David

2.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-270
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids

Fun is on tap with a tour of Moosehead Breweries led by brew master David. Learn its rich, 150-year-old history, watch how the popular beer is brewed, and as a special treat for Princess Cruise guests, sample a unique cask-conditioned beer made specifically for you.

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Wonders of the Bay of Fundy by Boat

2.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-190
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids

Learn how the world's highest tides in the Bay of Fundy cause the St. John River to reverse direction during a tour of the New Brunswick Museum. Then, witness these powerful forces for yourself with a sightseeing boat ride on the world famous Bay of Fundy.

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Bay of Fundy Coastal Photography Tour

3.25 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-245
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
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  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids

On this creative excursion led by a professional photographer, take a scenic drive around Saint John on the Bay of Fundy where you can witness a natural wonder - the highest tides in the world reversing the flow of the St. John River. Pick up some great tips to improve your own photography.

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Reversing Rapids Zipline Adventure

2 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-400
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids

Soar over the famous Reversing Rapids on an exhilarating ziplining adventure. A guide will escort you through a six-platform course that crosses a turbulent tidal cove more than 100 feet above the churning waters where the St. John River fights with Bay of Fundy for supremacy.

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Minsters Island & Lunch on the Van Horne Estate

6.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-140
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • St. Andrews
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

Drive across the ocean floor to the enchanting Ministers Island for a tour of the 19th century 50-room mansion of Sir William Van Horne, which is only accessible at low tide. From the ship, it's a leisurely coastal drive to the quaint seaside town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and across the ocean floor to Ministers Island, once the summer home of Sir William Van Horne, former president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. You'll explore the spectacular 50-room mansion that reflects Van Horne's appreciation of art, music, entertainment and the finer things in life. After a light lunch, return to St. Andrews to explore the charming shops and boutiques housed in the historic buildings along Water Street. On your return drive to the ship, stop for photos at Fallsview Park where the mighty Saint John River meets the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, creating the renowned Reversing Rapids.

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Best of Saint John & Light Lunch

6.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-115
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids

Explore the best of Saint John and the natural wonders of the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls Rapids. Surround yourself with history at the Old City Market and New Brunswick Museum. See the charm of Victorian architecture and covered bridges, plus a lobster and blue crab roll light lunch and time for shopping, this is the ideal full-day tour.

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Discovery Recommended: Hopewell Rocks & Tidal Discovery

7 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-105
  • Fundy National Park & Hopewell Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

Embark on a scenic drive that takes you through the Fundy National Park with a visit to the iconic Hopewell Rocks, a world-class marine attraction and nature reserve. Boxed lunch is included.

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Local Connections: A Day in the Life of a Lobster Fisherman with Captain Craig Hatt

3 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-635
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

Cast off with a veteran lobsterman on an unforgettable adventure, experiencing first-hand what it takes to make a living at sea.

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Local Connections: A Sweet Experience At The Chocolate Museum

6 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-280
  • St. Andrews

Tempt your taste buds with the sweet delights at The Chocolate Museum and learn the secrets behind making this velvety, scrumptious treat. You can walk off your chocolate samples, shop, stroll or people watch during free time in the quaint seaside town of St. Andrew's-By-the-Sea.

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Kayak Adventure & Lobster Cookout

4.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-880
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Reversing Rapids

Relax on a guided kayaking adventure that explores the calm waters of the St. John River. Cap it off with a complimentary lunch on the beach, including steamed lobster and mussels. No experience is required and all kayaking and safety equipment is provided.

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Ultimate Saint John & Lobster Roll Lunch

6.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-200
  • St. Martins & Sea Caves

Discover Saint John's rich history and heritage on the ultimate sightseeing tour. See the sights like charming covered bridges, Victorian architecture and Saint John City Market. Go behind-the-scenes at the New Brunswick Museum. Enjoy a delicious lobster roll at Skywalk Saint John and walk over the Reversing Falls Rapids.

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Saint John River Cruise

3.5 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-620
  • Saint John Heritage Area
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids
  • Reversing Rapids

The history and natural wonders of Saint John are revealed as you drive through the city to Fallsview Park and witness the Reversing Rapids. Then it's all aboard a riverboat for a scenic 90 minute cruise along the beautiful Saint John River. During your scenic river cruise, you will be entertained onboard by local musicians who will have you singing along, learning to play the spoons and enjoying traditional Maritime music.

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Animal Planet Recommended: Whale Watching By Zodiac

7 hours | Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy) | YSJ-640
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Bay of Fundy

Set sail on the Bay of Fundy for a whale of an excursion in search of wildlife. Zip across the water in a zodiac boat and be on the lookout for finback and minke whales, as well as eagles, seals and porpoises. Back on dry land, you can explore St. Andrews.

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