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Explore the

See Saint John & Beyond

RICH HERITAGE OF SAINT JOHN Each year Saint John and surrounding communities welcome thousands of visitors, and whether they come by land, sea or air, we love to share our region with visitors. We’re very proud of our rich historical heritage: whether it’s the fact that we are Canada’s oldest incorporated city or that our small portion of the Province of New Brunswick is home to Stonehammer, North America’s first geopark; we have much to celebrate. Saint John visitors and residents alike enjoy our diverse culture. We offer many festivals throughout the summer, and there is always a musical or theatrical performance at the Imperial Theatre, one of the best acoustic venues in North America. You can enjoy handcrafted beer from our micro breweries, specialty wines at wine bars or join in the fun of traditional Irish music and never have to leave the uptown area. To the west of Saint John you will find St. Andrews with its Kingsbrae Gardens, Huntsman Marine Science Centre | Fundy Discovery

Aquarium and the iconic Algonquin Resort, and to the east, just 8 km east of the Village of St. Martins you will find the Fundy Trail Parkway where you can drive, bike or hike through some of the best coastal scenery around. Back in 1877 much of what is now part of the uptown area of Saint John was destroyed by fire. I guess you could say we were one of the first ‘go fund me’ ventures because with literally the help of global funding, Saint John, like the Phoenix of Greek mythology, was able to rise from the ashes. Funds were sent from as far away as San Francisco, California and Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. The unique architecture of Saint John is reflective of the architects who travelled from Boston and England who helped rebuild the city. So welcome to one of Canada’s richest heritage communities! Take a scenic walk or drive, or participate in some of our events; the choices are endless. ~ Carmel Vivier, Editor

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Summer 2016 Vol.15 No.1 EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER Carmel Vivier carmelv@nbnet.nb.ca DESIGN & LAYOUT Corey Dickinson corey.dickinson@rogers.com DIRECTOR OF SALES Cheryl Thomas sales@seesaintjohn.com PUBLISHER Marshall L. Armstrong travel@seesaint john.com PROVINCIAL PUBLICATIONS LTD. 126 Germain Street Suite 204 Saint John, NB E2L 2E7

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Maps:

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ON THE COVER: Viewing Princess Street from the west, at the bottom of the hill on Water Street. Photo: Corey Dickinson.

A Walk Through History...........................................6 So Much to See...So Much to Do.............................8 King’s Square.........................................................10 Uptown Saint John City Map.................................12 Greater Saint John Area Map.................................14 Saint John & Beyond Map.....................................16 Calendar of Events.................................................16 A Stroll on Germain................................................19 Dining Out..............................................................20 Three Sisters Lamp................................................22 Accommodations..................................................23 Markets.................................................................24 Shopping...............................................................26 See the Great Outoors...........................................28 Tide Tables............................................................30

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By Carmel Vivier and Ethel King This coffee table book takes the reader on a walking tour of Canada’s oldest incorporated city, highlighting the things that make Saint John special, from the oldest continuous market in Canada to the scenic brownstones of Germain Street. A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John captures through photographs and text, the quintessence of Saint John. Available locally at Coles Bookstores (Brunswick Square and McAllister Place), Indigo at East Point Shopping, and online through Indigo.ca.

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Prince William Walk Totally destroyed by the Great Fire in 1877, this district was rebuilt and is part Trinity Royal Preservation Area. This walking tour encompasses Market Square (where the Great Fire is purported to have started) Prince William Street, Queen Street and portions of Germain and King Street. The Prince William Walking Tour showcases the diverse architecture of Saint John. Here you will find a mix of elaborate architecture with Corinthian columns, Queen Anne Revival, Second Empire, Italianate facades and whimsical sandstone carvings. Some highlights of the walking tour include Barbour’s General Store (sitting near the site where G.E. Barbour Company first started their business in 1867); Chubb’s Corner (corner of Prince William and Princess Streets) was designed by local architects and features 16 sandstone head carvings the third floor; Old Post Office (113 Prince William) is a three-and-a-half storey structure built in Second Empire style with a mansard roof and high Roman arch windows. The Bank of New Brunswick (119-125 Prince William) is a freestone Greek Revival building complete with Corinthian columns and a larged peaked pediment.

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Victorian Walk – During the Great Fire of 1877, over 21 streets were totally destroyed leaving more than 13,000 people homeless, and leaving the city’s uptown and southern peninsula completely obliterated. Saint John took on a new architectural look when rebuilt, and now boasts some of the best Victorian architecture in Canada.

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The Loyalist Walk – 14,000 British ‘United Empire Loyalists’ fled north to Saint John in 1783 to escape persecution during the American Revolution and the Loyalist Walk explores the ‘old Saint John’ following the footsteps of these Loyalists. Some highlights of the walk include the County Courthouse with the only free-standing spiral staircase from the 19th century known to exist in Canada today. The Loyalist House, built around 1810 is the oldest building in Saint John and was one of the few buildings untouched by the Great Fire of 1877. St. John’s (Stone) Anglican Church built in 1825 was also untouched by the Great Fire and was declared a National Historic Site in 1992. The Saint John Arts Centre first opened in 1904 and served as the Saint John Free Public Library for almost 80 years. Other highlights include the Firefighters’ Museum, Imperial Theatre, Trinity Church, Loyalist Burial Grounds, City Hall, King’s Square, and City Market.

The Victorian Walk will take you south and east of King’s Square where you will see many stately homes built by some of the prestigious families in the area. A few of the highlights include 91 Leinster Street, built originally around 1900 as a residence, it was converted in 1965 to a funeral home, then sold in 2008 and now houses the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum. Built in 1839, 95 Wentworth Street was home to the Centenary Methodist Church before being sold in 1999; locally known as ‘Gothic Arches’. At 134 Sydney Street is Caverhill Hall (the Castle), built by brewer and mayor Simeon Jones. The whole area east of King’s Square and south to Queen Square is well worth the walk, here you will see architecture depicting Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne Revival, Neo-Gothic, Craftsman and Bungalow styles.

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If you are interested in walking through Saint John, then try out the three self-guided historical walks showcasing different parts of Saint John’s heritage. The Saint John Visitor’s centre has a more detailed map and history on the buildings and parks along these walks; check out their website to download your own map. www.discoverSaintJohn.com. The New Brunswick Museum also offers guided walking tours of Uptown Saint John.

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Barbour’s General Store Museum

Originally built in 1860 for use as Bridge’s Store near Fredericton, New Brunswick, it was donated by G.E. Barbour Inc. (local spice merchants) as part of the Centennial project and brought by barge down the St. John River and through Reversing Rapids in 1967. It currently sits near the site where G.E. Barbour Company first started their business in 1867. The museum is filled with merchandise from the Victorian era and houses a combination barbershop/dental office.

Canada Games Aquatic Centre – is

Saint John’s community pool, offering lap lanes, sauna, steam room, hot tubs and fitness centre as well as special swims for everyone in a fun and safe environment. 50 Union St., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658-4715 | www.aquatics.nb.ca

Cherry Brook Zoo & Vanished Kingdom Park is home to many exotic

and endangered species including the Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopard, Golden Lion Tamarin and Goeldi monkey. We feature an 18 Hole Tiger Claws Mini Golf course (seasonal-open 7 days a week;10am-7pm) and our gift shop offers truly unique gifts for every age. 901 Foster Thurston Drive, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 634-1440

City Market – located in the heart of

uptown, the Saint John City Market was built in 1876 and is Canada’s oldest, continuous city market and one of Canada’s National Historic sites. It is open yearround, Monday to Saturday offering a wide selection of goods and services including unique local gift items, international foods, and a specialty wine store. 47 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658-2820

Harbour Passage is a series of in-

terconnected walkways with lookouts, interpretative panels that takes you on a leisurely walk from Market Square, wending around Saint John Harbour, past the site of Fort LaTour, under the Harbour Bridge and continues past the HMCS Brunswicker Naval Reserve and to Reversing Falls. 8

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Harbour Station – is a multi-purpose

entertainment centre. It is the home of the Sea Dogs Hockey Team and the Saint John Mill Rats Basketball Team. Check out their calendar of events for up-to-date happenings: 99 Station St., Saint John, Tel: (506) 632-6103 www.harbourstation.ca

Imperial Theatre – Built in 1913 and

fully restored in 1994, the Imperial Theatre offers musical and theatre acts for all to enjoy. Some scheduled events for the summer include Tomato/ Tomato (June 9) and the Legendary Gordon Lightfoot (Aug. 21), and many more. Check out the website for more listings www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca/event-list

Irving Nature Park is a 600 acre park with walking, hiking and driving trails, and boasts one of the New Brunswick’s richest marine ecosystems. Check out the park schedule at www.jdirving.com/ jd-irving-sustainability-nature-parks-irving-nature-park-schedule.aspx

King’s Square – located across from

the City Market, it was once a bog and used as a place where animals were prepared for the market. King’s Square is a place for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the many monuments, immaculate gardens, walkways and bandstand.

The Loyalist House is a museum and

New Brunswick Museum Archives & Research Library –

277 Douglas Avenue houses collections, archives, research library and head office and contains thousands of records for genealogy and historical research. Tel: (506) 643-2322 Toll Free 1-888-268-9595

New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre – 1 Market Square

offers three floors and 60,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibition spaces and a wide range of programs and events. Free Days at the museum: 21 June – National Aboriginal Day, 1 July – Canada Day, 1 August – New Brunswick Day, 15 August – Acadian Day. There is also a gift shop full of locally made gift items and books for all ages and interests. Tel: (506) 643-2300 Toll Free 1-888-268-9595

Old No.2 Engine House Museum

– Built in 1840-41, this engine house remained in use as a fire station until 1948 and is the only stone fire hall in New Brunswick. It is both a museum and an exhibit hall tracing the history of the firefighting in Saint John. It also contains a special exhibit on the Great Fire of 1877. Open June 20 – August 26. Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm 24 Sydney Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 633-1840

National Historic Site located in uptown Saint John. Built in 1817, it is one of the few buildings still in existence that survived the Great Fire of 1877. 120 Union Street, Saint John, NB Tel: 506.652.3590

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Rockwood Park offers lots of activ-

XIV of Saint John Idol takes place at the Boardwalk each Wednesday starting in June with winner being announced in late August. Free Arts & Culture programming each and every day from the Summer Solstice in June until Labour Day in September. Come out and hear the music, relax on the Boardwalk and join in the fun! Check out the calendar of events. Check out the local Events Calendars for Saint John for a listing of all activities planned or call the Hardman Group (506) 658-3600.

blocks south of King’s Square and is home to a seasonal farmers market. Most of the trees in this square were planted in 1883 by descendants of the original Loyalist settlers. ities during the summer months. As part of Stonehammer Geopark, there are unique rock formations, caves and waterfalls to explore along with the over 26 km of trail that is open year round for hiking and cycling. There is also camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, as well as horseback riding and climbing. Lily’s Lakeside Casual Dining is open year round for your dining pleasure. Tel: (506) 658-2883.

Saint John Free Public Library –

Market Square offers wheelchair access to all areas and free computer access for visitors (booking is required). There are extensive genealogy resources, current magazines to browse and many current newspapers from New Brunswick and elsewhere. Main Branch open 7 days a week Tel: (506) 643-7260. There is also West Branch Library Tel: (506) 643-7260, East Branch Library Tel: (506) 643-7250, Kennebecasis Public Library Tel: (506) 849-5314 and Bibliothèque le Cormoran Tel: (506) 658-4610.

Saint John Millrats are a profes-

sional basketball team and part of the National Basketball League of Canada. They are entering their seventh year of professional basketball and the fourth year in Saint John. All home games are played at Harbour Station. For a complete schedule check out www.millratsbasketball.ca.

Saint John Sea Dogs are part of the

Maritimes Division of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and play at Harbour Station. Their first regular season game starts in September; check out www.saintjohnseadogs.com for their complete schedule.

Wolastoq Park – means “the beauti-

ful river” in the Maliseet language, a First Nations people who today still make their home along the beautiful Saint John River in the mid to upper western regions of the province. The park offers parking, picnic tables and boasts one of the best views of the Reversing Rapids, the inner part of Saint John Harbour and the Saint John City skyline. There are various interpretation stops within the park where you can learn about the area’s history. 228 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, NB

YMCA – offers a no contract mem-

bership with unlimited access to their fitness centre, pools and gym. There are also drop-in programs and group fitness classes at no additional cost, as well as a walking and running track. Membership at your local YMCA is accepted at YMCAs across Canada. 191 Churchill Blvd., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 693-9622 | www.saintjohny.com SUMMER 2016

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KING’S SQUARE Lying in the heart of Saint John is King’s Square, a gracious public square complete with immaculate gardens, walkways, monuments and bandstand. But it wasn’t always this nice, at one time before urban sprawl the square sat on the fringes of the city. It was not much more than a bog used as a market area, including a place where vendors prepared their animals for market. It wasn’t uncommon to find animal heads, hooves and bones lying about the grounds. With the growth of the city, the square was given a much needed face lift. Its boggy grounds were drained, refuse cleared away and by the mid 1850s the square was laid out in its present format – in the pattern of the ‘Union Jack’ with lots of grass area. Like so many other structures in Saint John, the original bandstand built in the square was a casualty of the Great Fire of 1877. The current bandstand was gifted to the citizens of the City Saint John in 1908 and in 1912 it was dedicated to King Edward VII. Some say that it is the only two-storey bandstand in North America. Starting at the head of King Street on the west side of the King’s Square stand one of six monuments placed throughout the square. The War Memorial was built to honour those who lost their lives in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The plaques adorning the monument include:

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Canadian Merchant Navy 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 1950 – 1953 The Life Line Of The World

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In Honour And Grateful Memory Of Our Glorious Dead Who Fell In The Great War 1914 – 1918 Great War 1939 - 1945 Korea 1950 – 1953

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The very first monument to be erected in King’s Square stands in the southeast quadrant in honour of John Frederic Young who, during a storm in October 1890, attempted to rescue ten year old Frederick E. Mundee from drowning at Courtney Bay when he was overcome by the sea. The plaque on the “Young” monument bears the following inscription:

Next to the southwest is a monument to Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, 1810 - 1896 one of the Fathers of Confederation, and twice held the position of Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

“Erected as a Public Memorial to John Frederic Young, who in the nineteenth year of his age lost his life on the thirtieth day of October, A.D. 1890 in Courtney Bay, Saint John, New Brunswick while endeavouring to rescue Frederick E. Mundee from drowning. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend.”

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Charles Gorman – In memory of one of Saint John’s greatest athletes, this monument honours the former world speed skating record holder Charles Gorman.

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Loyalist Cross – Across the street from the Loyalist Burial Grounds on the east side of King’s Square, stands the Loyalist Cross monument. Constructed in 1934, it was erected to honour the Loyalists who were among the first settlers of Saint John. The cross was unveiled on the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Brunswick.

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Great Fire Memorial – On the east side of King’s Square is one of the reminders of the Great Fire that destroyed more than 1,600 buildings in 1877, this was a piece of melted medal found in a hardware store after the Great Fire. SUMMER 2016

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Concerts, Festivals & Cultural Events Saint John & Beyond

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM

Discover Uptown Saint John | Year round Monday-Friday | 3pm-5pm Discover Uptown Saint John! $15/person. A one-ofa-kind discovery tour you won’t want to miss while visiting the city of Saint John! Museum interpreters offer a fun and engaging experience as you explore Uptown Saint John. Join us at the museum entrance to begin your 2-hour tour. Walk alongside the harbour, listen to its colourful history; take in the sights and sounds, stop for a photo-op beside the full-size moose. Head uptown where you’ll get an up close look at the distinctive streetscape, a display of fine period architecture and outstanding craftsmanship. 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 643-2300 | 1-888-268-9595

BLUEBERRY PICK & JAM KITCHEN PARTY | Year round

Join the fun for a Country and Bluegrass music kitchen party every Sunday 1pm-4pm at the Bayside Community Hall, St. Andrews, NB. Entry fee is $2. Come perform, dance or just relax and listen. Contact Frank (506) 466-9106 16 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

June 12, 2016, 11am - 3:15pm Come celebrate Port Saint John’s 6th annual Community Day at the Marco Polo and Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminals on Saint John’s waterfront. Live entertainment and games for all ages Admission is free and proceeds from food items sold go to support PALS, (Partners Assisting Local Schools). Marco Polo Cruise Terminal, 111 Water St. Contact: Paula Copeland Tel: (506) 636-4869 port@sjport.com

WALK N’ TALKS WITH DAVID GOSS

June-August Join local author and folklorist David Goss on one of his free Tuesday night community exploratory walks. He also offers private tours that share the area’s historic fabric in a creative fashion. Call or email for his schedule: Tel: (506) 672-8601 gosswalk@nbnet.nb.ca

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE BOARDWALK

All summer long Offering entertainment almost every day/night throughout the summer, come out and listen to the music, watch the entertainment and enjoy a meal on the patio! One Market Square Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658.3600 www.marketsquaresj.com

KINGS COUNTY STUDIO TOUR | June 11-12

Join local artists as they open up their studios for the 16th Annual Kings County Studio Tour. This year features 16 participating artists located throughout Kings County. Check out our brochure and map at kingscountystudiotour.com

fantastic events is lined up including live entertainment and music, a visit from some special guests, theatre performances and spectacular fireworks display at dusk on July 1st. Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658-3600 sjcanadaday.ca/event.html

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM

Featuring four professional ‘Ribbers’ (Crabby’s BBQ Shack, Texas Rangers and Billy Bones BBQ, Ontario, and Camp 31 BBQ, Alabama) plus vendors, flea market, and live entertainment. Come join the fun for the 2nd Annual Loyalist City RibFest. 37 McAllister Drive, Saint John, NB www.loyalistcityribfest.ca

Extreme Summer Fun Every Day | July – August Join the fun at the New Brunswick Museum for a full day of themed activities including art instruction, experiments, face painting, eco-friendly educational crafting, old fashioned games, and gallery discovery programmes. Face painting noon-1pm daily. A day pass at the museum ensures you can plan your day to capture all of the excitement (regular admission fee). 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 643-2300 | 1-888-268-9595

SAINT JOHN IDOL XIV | June 29 at 80 pm

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM

LOYALIST CITY RIBFEST | June 16-19

St. George

St. Andrews

PORT OF SAINT JOHN COMMUNITY DAY

Come join the crowd on the Boardwalk for Saint John Idol XIV! Every Wednesday for ten weeks (June 29th to late August) contestants compete to win a weekly prize of $250 with a grand prize of $5,000 being presented to the winning finalist in August. For up-to-date information check out marketsquaresj.com/event/voices-of-the-nationsaint-john-idol-xiv/

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS | July 1, 2016 Grand Bay-Westfield 4 Ferry Rd Grand Bay-Westfield, NB Tel: (506) 738-6406 www.town.grandbay-westfield.nb.ca Hampton Main St. Hampton, NB Tel: (506) 832-0726 www.townofhampton.ca Quispamsis 20 Randy Jones Way Quispamsis, NB Rothesay 70 Hampton Road, Rothesay, NB Tel: (506) 848-6600 www.rothesay.ca St. Andrews Water Street, St. Andrews, NB Tel: (506) 529-5120 www.townofstandrews.ca St. George Tel: (506) 755-4320 www.town.stgeorge.nb.ca St. Stephen Tel: (506) 466-7700 town.ststephen.nb.ca/event-directory

Saint John CANADA DAY Week Events

June 21st – July 1st 2016 The greater Saint John Area celebrates this year’s Canada Day with a weeklong theme: Voices of Canada. From June 21st to July 1st come and celebrate the uniqueness of New Brunswick. A full slate of

Thursdays at the Museum | July – August | 6:30pm-8pm Every Thursday in July and August join a NBM interpreter for the New Brunswick Museum walk discovering New Brunswick’s heritage (regular admission fee). 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 643-2300 | 1-888-268-9595

QUISPAMSIS ARTS & CULTURE PARK

Music in the Park | July 8 – August 2016 | 7pm-8pm Join in the fun at the Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park, each Wednesday night (July-August). Kick back and listen to the sweet melodies of the Music in the Park series. Our gorgeous gardens will take your breath away and we offer free WiFi so bring your laptop and enjoy a free wireless connection in a beautiful park setting. 12 Landing Court, Quispamsis, NB Tel: (506) 849-5778 www.quispamsis.ca

26TH ANNUAL BUSKERS ON THE BAY FESTIVAL

July 13 - July 17, 2016 The 26th Annual Buskers on the Bay Festival is sure to entertain all members of the family. Join in a weekend of fun as we welcome buskers from around the globe! 1 Market Square Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658-3600 www.marketsquaresj.com

ST. MARTINS OLD HOME WEEK

July 15-23, 2016 The scenic Village of St. Martins welcomes visitors to its 50th Old Home Week celebrations! Relax and enjoy the weeklong festivities with lots to see and do for people of all ages. 73 Main St., Unit 3, St. Martins, NB Tel: (506) 833-4466 www.stmartinscanada.com SUMMER 2016

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AREA 506 FESTIVAL | July 29-31, 2016

This inaugural New Brunswick Day Festival is a threeday festival celebrating New Brunswick through music, culture and goods in a unique shipping container village on Long Wharf. From bar events and menu tastings, to music, multi-cultural performances and displays, there is something for everyone. Long Wharf Saint John Waterfront goods@area506.ca | www.area506.ca

ST. STEPHEN CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

July 30 - August 7, 2016 This sweet festival celebrates the chocolate history of St. Stephen as Canada’ Chocolate Town. There are chocolate themed lunches and suppers, candy treasure hunts and other family-friendly events, entertainment and competitions. 1 Chocolate Dr. St. Stephen, Tel: (506) 465-5616 www.chocolate-fest.ca

MARATHON BY THE SEA

August 12-14, 2016 Marathon by the Sea in Saint John is the region’s most challenging Boston qualifier and also the east coast’s only summertime race event. This year we are celebrating 22 years of tradition! We offer a full roster of races and events – with an emphasis on fun! marathonbythesea.com

FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL | August 16-21

The 3rd Fundy FRINGE Festival features original performances by local, provincial, national and international performing arts companies incorporating film, dance, performance art, stand-up and more by troupes or by one-man shows. Tel: (506) 652-7582 fundyfringefestival.com

ST. GEORGE GRANITE TOWN WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

August 17-21, 2016 This weekend festival highlights all things local, including wild blueberries, innovative culinary tasting and foodie activities, music, art, antique car show, various fund raising events, customer appreciation events, and to close the festival, a first responders appreciation event – a 5 K light up the night run and a floating lantern memorial ceremony. There is something for everyone and every age and each year offers something new! St. George, NB Tel: (506) 755-6314 www.granitetownwildblueberryfestival.com

SUSSEX FLEA MARKET | August 19-21, 2016 Eastern Canada’s LARGEST outdoor flea market! Aug. 19-21, 2016 Princess Louise Park, Sussex – over 900 vendors – Antiques! Crafts! Collectables! Auto parts! www.nbaac.org/sussex-flea-market/ 18 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

ATLANTIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION

August 30 – September 3, 2016 Celebrating over 125 years, this annual fair features local art, crafts, horticulture and livestock exhibits, petting zoo, rides and amusement midway, family entertainment, a baby show and free entertainment. 159 McAllister Drive, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 633-2020 | www.exhibitionparksj.com

SAINT JOHN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

August 27, 2016 The annual St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraising event combining the thrill of team dragon boat racing with a unique cultural festival. Local musicians and performers as well as traditional Chinese dancers will take turns entertaining the crowds throughout the day while spectators watch their favorite teams compete on the 200 meter race course and soak in some festival atmosphere. Renforth Wharf Regatta Row, Rothesay, NB Tel: (506) 632-5497 | www.sjdragonboat.ca

SUSSEX NB 31ST ANNUAL ATLANTIC BALLOON FIESTA

September 9-11, 2016 A weekend of family-oriented activities and events – watch 30 hot air balloons fly twice daily; check out the Craft Fair or join us at the bandstand as we showcase top Maritime talent. Also featuring Antique Car Show & Shine, talent show and talent contest, Appaloosa Horse show – Ram Rodeo barrel racing and concession stands. www.AtlanticBalloonFiesta.ca

A Stroll on Germain Street As the oldest incorporated city in Canada, Saint John is proud of its heritage. And, part of that heritage is the unique architecture that can be seen if by taking a stroll on any of the self-guided walking tours, or just by taking a walk on Germain Street.

Feel Good Shop, your neighbourhood wellness store; Exchange on Germain, a designer, mid to high-end consignment shop; Historical Antiques & Collectables and Backstreet Records, all nestled in and around the Trinity Anglican Church, a National Historic site.

In 1877, the Great Fire of Saint John destroyed over 200 hundred acres, completely consuming entire neighbourhoods. Over 1,600 buildings were lost, including banks, businesses and residences, and 13,000 people were left homeless. The buildings that now sit on Germain Street’s tree-line avenue are part of the rebuilding of the city after the Great Fire.

Further south on Germain you will find a good example of residential Italianate architecture built after the Great Fire. Here you will find two of the city’s gargoyles, snuggled up high at the rooftops at 210 Germain watching passersby. Several American filming companies have used the Germain Street location because of its unique architecture including films like Children of a Lesser God. It is also home to a performing art school for children and the gracious Mahogany Manor (a Queen Anne Revival style residence housing a wonderful B&B and Body Works Plus Spa).

A stroll on Germain Street is like a stroll through the past. Part of the Trinity Royal Heritage Conservation Area, a historic district in Saint John’s uptown area, Germain Street is home to many beautiful buildings and vibrant businesses. Walking south on Germain from King Street, on the first block you will find some of the most eclectic shops and businesses around. These include Trinity Art Gallery (and home of the Honorary Consul for Finland); the unique Taco Pica restaurant, an award winning Guatemalan food and music venue; Heartbreak Boutique, a retro-inspired pinup clothing and roller derby shop;

Taking a stroll on Germain Street is a wonderful walk – don’t forget to look up and check out the gargoyles!

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FALL FAIR

Sept 17-18, 2016 Come out and enjoy an entertaining and fun celebration of rural living. Lots of vendors on site with fresh produce, crafts, as well as exhibits and community organizations sharing, teaching and displaying the skills that played an important part in the historical and continuing development of Charlotte County. 350 Todds Point Rd., St. Stephen, NB Tel: (506) 467-9905 www.ganongnature.com

KENNEBECASIS VALLEY QUILTING GUILD

September 15-17, 2016 K.V.Q.G.’s annual 3-day Quilt Show and Sale, showcasing over 200 handmade quilts and other quilted treasures will be on display at the Islandview Lions Club. There will be a quilt raffle, quilting demos, and quilts and quilted items will be on sale. 9 Market St. Quispamsis, NB. kvguild.blogspot.ca SUMMER 2016

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DINING OUT Restaurants & More

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BIG TIDE BREWING COMPANY

Located in the heart of historic uptown, it is Saint John’s only brew pub and restaurant, serving up a quality selection of beer (hand-crafted on site) and a unique mixture of traditional and modern pub fare (served until closing). Check out our website for weekly specials. Open Mondays 11am–11pm; Tues.-Sat. 11am-midnight; and Sun. 11am-9pm. 47 Princess Street, Saint John Tel: 506 214.3311 | www.bigtidebrew.com

CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK

Find an exciting assortment of entertainment and cuisine to satisfy any craving and budget. Experience one of Moncton’s top destinations for great dining and service with two restaurants choose from. Enjoy FREE, live entertainment at Hub City Pub every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or try one of their theme night buffets that will surely please any taste buds. Moncton, NB Toll Free: 1-877-859-7775 Tel: (506) 859-7770 | www.casinonb.ca

CORA’S BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

With two great locations, offering a wide variety of delicious foods for breakfast or lunch. Treat yourself to one of their many breakfast specials cooked just the way you like, or drop in lunch and enjoy their soup, salad and sandwich offering. Enjoy food that is always served fresh. Open from 6am-3pm daily. Uptown 3rd Level of Brunswick Square 39 King Street Tel: (506) 634-2672 and Parkway Mall 212 McAllister Dr. Tel:(506) 693-7999 | www.chezcora.com

DECIMAL 81 — Located in the heart of historic up-

town Saint John, Décimal 81 strives to bring you the finest in dining experience. Red Seal Chef Brad Richard’s European cuisine is made with only the freshest ingredients and is guaranteed to captivate the palate. Featuring unique and exceptional food preparation, Décimal 81 was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor™. The modern cuisine offers creativity with frequent menu changes, ensuring every visit is an exciting one. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm. 81 Princess St., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 642-8181 20 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

LILY’S LAKESIDE CASUAL DINING

Located in Rockwood Park, at the Lily Lake Pavilion and features casual dining in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the sun on our lakeside deck during the summer months or enjoy the ambiance of our stone fireplace in the winter. Open 7 days a week (Mon.-Sun. 9am-10pm) Breakfast is served daily – weekdays 9am-11am and weekends 9am-12pm. 55 Lake Drive South, Rockwood Park, Saint John, Tel: 693-3586

Greek, Italian & Canadian Cuisine Serving Great Food since 1971

MEDITERRANEAN

“Saint John’s finest in Family Dining since 1971”. Mediterranean offers delicious Greek, Italian, Canadian and Thai cuisine, made with fresh ingredients. Open Mon. to Sat 11am-10pm. Sun. 12 noon-8pm. 419 Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 634-3183 | www.medrestaurant.com

419 Rothesay Avenue 634-3183

QUEEN’S BUFFET

Saint John’s largest buffet, the Maple Leaf Queen’s Buffet is open daily for lunch and dinner. Lunch Buffet 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner Buffet – Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-9:30pm. 212 McAllister Dr., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 672-3888 www.mapleleafqueensbuffet.com/saint-john

Reserve your table at the region’s hottest urban restaurant 419 Rothesay Ave. Reservations 214-6555

TACO PICA is worker cooperative, licensed restau-

rant offering authentic Guatemalan, Mexican & Spanish foods in a unique atmosphere reminiscent of Central America. Featured on the Food Network “You Gotta Eat Here” series, it has also been featured in Canada’s Preferred Restaurant Guide “Where ot Eat in Canada”. From the moment you enter the door, you will be warmly welcomed to experience the tastes and sounds of Latin America. Offering daily lunch specials and quality food, Taco Pica Restaurant is Saint John’s only authentic taste of Latin America. 96 Germain St, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 633-8492 | www.tacopica.ca

Italian, Greek and Canadian Cuisine Served with Maritime Hospitality Takeout Menu Childrens Menu SFL Approved

Voted Best Pizza, Pasta & Dessert by HERE

THANDI’S

33 Canterbury St., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 648-2377

VEGAS BAR & GRILL

Welcome to Vegas Bar and Grill! We’re home to fun, excitement, great food and UNBELIEVABLE food specials! Try our Big Winner $8.00 Steak Dinner – 8oz AAA Loin Steak with fries & veggie ($8 with beverage purchase). Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza and Convention Centre, 10 Portland Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 674-5287

VITO’S was established by three brothers in 1972. You

can’t go wrong with a visit to one of Saint John’s premier foodservice establishments, once you’ve tried the food you’ll realize it will still be an institution for years to come. 324 Rothesay Avenue and 1 Hazen Avenue, Saint John; and 111 Hampton Road, Rothesay, NB | www.vitos.ca

Since 1972 UPTOWN 1 HAZEN AVE.

634-3900

EAST 324 ROTHESAY AVE.

634-1300

KV* 111 OLD HAMPTON HWY.

847-4400

Taste To Come Home To

www.vitos.ca • Catering • Delivery SUMMER 2016

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Rest Easy ACCOMMODATIONS

Three Sisters Light The Three Lamps, Trinity Lamps, or Three Sisters Light are all names used at one time to describe the navigational light at St. Patrick’s Square. Part of Prince William’s Walking Tour, the first light was an oil lamp placed there around 1842 before the era of gas. It was replaced in 1847 by a four-sided gas lamp which was a wonderful piece of art and dedicated to the harbour pilots of Saint John. Each panel depicted the four pilot boats of that time - Rechab, Cygnet, Grace Darling and Charles Stewart. A few years later the single lamp was replace by three red lamps, a creation of gas fitter and tinsmith, Alexander Campbell. For sailors coming into the harbour it was a beacon allowing them to navigate a safe course into the harbour. If they saw all three red lamps individually, they knew they okay; if they could only see one or two of the lights, then they knew to change course. Over the years the lamp fell into disrepair, but in 1967 it was restored by H.S. Gregory & Sons Ltd. and the Saint John Iron Works Ltd. On October 3, 1967 it was rededicated to the Saint John Harbour Pilots and a plaque erected in memory of the men who lost their lives when their pilot boat was cut in half on January 14, 1957 by the SS Fort Avalon

AMSTERDAM INN & SUITES

due to a ‘thick vapour’ – the temperature was 22 degrees below zero and all hands were lost. Local legend has it that the ‘Three Sisters Light’ was actually named for three faithful sisters whose husbands went to sea and they waited on that spot for their men to return. Other people say it represents three stars in “Perseus” in the Northern Constellation. While these are great pieces of folklore, the truth is The Three Sisters light has saved many lives acting as a navigational aid to guide ships safely into the harbour.

Beautiful Suites

in historic uptown buildings. Double from $95 Queen from $115 King from $125 Special rates for monthly stays Kitchenette, private bath, phone, cable, and free wireless internet included Laundry facilities on site • Non-smoking

Chipman Hill Suites

9 Locations in Uptown Saint John 693-1171 • 1-877-859-3919 • www.chipmanhill.com Reservations recommended Visa, Mastercard and Amex accepted 22 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

Located in Quispamsis, it is conveniently located off Highway #1 (Exit 141) between Saint John and Sussex. As the closest accommodations to the Saint John Airport, they provide a ‘park ‘n fly’ shuttle service to the Saint John Airport. They also offer wheelchair access and modern amenities including a fitness centre and salt water swimming pool. 114 Millennium Drive, Quispamsis, NB Tel: (506) 849-8050

BEST WESTERN PLUS Saint John Hotel & Suites

This new Saint John hotel is located across from McAllister Place Mall and offers free hot buffet breakfast, an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. 55 Majors Brook Drive, Saint John, NB Tel: 1 877 902-0870 | www.bestwestern.com

CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK

A world-class property located in Moncton next to Magnetic Hill, Casino New Brunswick is very accessible and conveniently located (off the Trans-Canada Highway, Mountain Road at Magnetic Hill Exit - #450, Moncton, NB). Hotel Casino New Brunswick is approximately 10 minutes from the Greater Moncton International Airport. 21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB Magnetic Hill Exit 450 Tel: (506) 859-7770 / Toll Free 1 (877) 859-7775 www.CasinoNB.ca

CHÂTEAU SAINT JOHN HOTEL & SUITES

Conveniently located just minutes from city centre at exit 123 off highway 1. Free Hot Breakfast buffet, free high speed internet, 112 luxurious European décor rooms, fitness and business centre, meeting rooms/catering available, lounge. 369 Rockland Road, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 644-4444 / Toll Free 1 (877) 772-4040 www.chateausaintjohn.ca

CHIPMAN HILL SUITES

Chipman Hill provides quality furnished suites and apartments. Smoke free buildings. Downtown accommodations. Free guest laundry and high speed internet in all rooms–daily and monthly rates available. Tel: (506) 693-1171 | suites@chipmanhill.com

DELTA BRUNSWICK HOTEL

Located in the heart of uptown, above Brunswick Square shopping complex, it is connected by an in¬door walkway to Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and Saint John City Market. 39 King Street, Saint John, NB Tel: 1 888 890-3222 | www.deltahotels.com

HAMPTON INN SAINT JOHN

Offering a selection of 116 elegant and smartly designed guest rooms, Hampton Inn Saint John has the perfect room for all travellers. 51 Fashion Drive, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 657-4600 www.hamptoninnsaintjohn.com

HOWARD JOHNSON FORT HOWE PLAZA and CONVENTION CENTRE

Experience the history of Canada’s oldest incor¬porated city by staying at our pet-friendly Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza and Convention Center hotel near Old City Market. Located off the Saint John Thruway, our hotel is a Canada Select 3.5 star hotel with a four out of 5 Green Key eco-rating. 10 Portland Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 657-7320 | www.hojo.com

MAHOGANY MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST

is an elegant B&B located on a quiet residential street in the heart of uptown Saint John. Mahogany Manor offers spacious living areas in a turn of the century home that has been lovingly restored to the classic elegance of its period. Treat yourself to a unique experience in comfort, we offer five guest rooms tastefully appointed with a queen or kingsized bed, each with a private bath and decorated to reflect the unique character of each room. 220 Germain St. Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 636-8000 / Toll Free 1 (800) 796-7755

THE SHADOW LAWN INN— is nestled in the

heart of Rothesay, NB located just 15 minutes from Saint John and offers amenities like no other. This charming inn has it all from award winning cuisine, intimate meeting places and full service amenities making your stay truly memorable. 3180 Rothesay Road, Rothesay, NB, Tel: (506) 847-7539 / Toll Free 1 (800) 561-4166 www.shadowlawninn.com

TRAVELODGE SUITES SAINT JOHN

Newly renovated and conveniently located on Fairville Boulevard in West Saint John. Features include complimentary continental breakfast, parking for cars, buses and trucks, an exercise room and meeting space. 1011 Fairville Boulevard, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 634-0400 Toll Free 1 (800) 578-7878 www.travelodge.ca SUMMER 2016

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SEE You at the

MARKET

GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD BRUNDAGE POINT WEEKLY MARKET

Brundage Point River Centre, Grand Bay-Westfield. Every Friday from 3:30pm -7:30pm from June – September. “Local” vendors selling handcrafted items, homemade jams and jellies, in season local produce, hand sewn items (quilts), unique handmade jewellery, delicious home cooking, and baking, Thai food, handmade soap and lotions, maple syrup and its by-products and other “seasonal” vendors. Tel: (506) 763-2912

KINGSTON FARMERS’ MARKET

The Kingston Farmers Market is an Indoor and Outdoor Farmers Market located on the picturesque Kingston Peninsula. Open 8:00am-1:00pm every Saturday from May to November. Local vendors of various agricultural, food and artisan products proudly fill the market each week. This market has become famous over the years for its large wholesome breakfasts which are served in the recently expanded dining room. Between 400 and 600 people are served each Saturday. Tel: (506) 763-3490

SAINT JOHN – CITY MARKET

47 Charlotte Street Open year-round, Monday to Saturday M-F 7:30am-6:00pm Sat 7:30am5:00pm, The Saint John City Market, is the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada and offers a unique shopping experience for locals and visitors alike. Come and experience a traditional “farmers market” shopping for a wide selection of goods and services, ranging from dulse to hand-made local crafts, and enjoy a delicious meal from one of the numerous restaurants featuring local and international foods. Tel: (506) 658-2820

SAINT JOHN QUEEN SQUARE FARMERS’ MARKET

Queen Square, South End. Every Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm until October 18th, this open air market focuses on local, healthy, environmentally friendly, ethnically diverse, and high quality goods. The market is held in Rainbow Park until mid August (or until renovations to Queen Square have been completed). Tel: (506) 898-0200

SAINT JOHN RHODA’S FLEA/FARMERS’ MARKET

Open Year round with many vendors offering various products and services – canteen onsite. Exhibition Park, Saint John, NB Every Sun 8am to 2pm Tel: (506) 658-1232

ST. ANDREWS FARMERS’ MARKET

Downtown in Market Square – near the corner of King St. & Water St. Every Thursday until Sept – open 8:30am-1:00pm. Discover locally produced products such as in season fresh fruit and veggies, bedding plants, fresh eggs, preserves, a wide selection of ethnic foods, handcrafted items, and live music and children’s entertainment. Tel: (506) 747-2399

ST. MARTINS FARMERS’ MARKET

Royal Canadian Legion 77 Main St. Open Sundays 11:30pm-3pm mid June to September Vendors selling food, artwork, metal work, fish & crafts. Tel: (506) 833-2220

ST. STEPHEN FARMERS’ MARKET

Every Friday May to September from 9am-2pm at the St. Stephen Border Arena. Local crafters selling a wide variety of handcrafted items, home cooking and baking, and fresh local produce. Tel: (506) 466-3272

SUSSEX FARMERS’ MARKET

Every Friday starting in May 11am-4pm.located at 602 Main St. downtown Sussex. The Sussex Market offers fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey as well a number of prepared food vendors, handcrafts, baking and wine. Tel: (506) 433-1211 24 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

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Shop til you Drop

EXCHANGE ON GERMAIN – is a mid-high

MARKET SQUARE

FEEL GOOD STORE – is “Your neighbourhood

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM SHOP

end designer consignment clothing store for men and women. Come and shop our wonderful selection of clothing and accessories (Banana Republic, J.Crew, Louis Vuitton, Prada, etc.). Open Monday – Thursday and on Saturday 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-8pm 117 Germain Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 642-9803 wellness store.” From aromatherapy to Zen Gardens, we have you covered for feel good products. 89 Germain Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 657-6249 | thefeelgoodstore.ca

HANDWORKS GALLERY – is Saint John’s

BACKSTREET RECORDS – Offers a unique

premiere local artisan showcase and storefront enabling local artisans to collaboratively promote their works. Over 60 jewelry, pottery, textile, woodworking, glass working and painting artists make Handworks their home. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm. 12 King Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 631-7626

shopping experience, specializing in rare LPs, new and used vinyl and cds. A favourite of CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, Backstreet Records was voted #1 of the Top 5 record stores in Canada by CBC Radio. We’ve been nourishing home grown talent since 1980. Check us out on the web (Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot) 124 Germain St., Saint John | Tel: (506) 693-9425

es! We also carry a very large giftware assortment, including night lights, figurines, angels, souvenirs, baby items, and garden accessories. As well as a home decor assortment, including clocks, pictures & lamps. 85 Princess St., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 653-9066 www.haywardandwarwick.com

BRUNSWICK SQUARE – Featuring over 60

HEARTBREAK BOUTIQUE – is Saint John’s

shops and services on three levels – we offer retail pleasure for all. We are your Inside Connection to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Tel: (506) 658-1000 | www.brunswicksquare.ca

COBALT GALLERY – offers a broad range of paint-

ings, drawings, prints, and sculpture from prominent Canadian and International artists. Our collection holdings feature a special emphasis on the art of the Atlantic Region, as well as Inuit sculpture and Persian rugs. Open Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. 111 Prince William Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 214-3555 | www.cobaltartgallery.com

DAVE SHOOTS BOOKSELLER – come and

explore thousands of hard-to-find titles dating from the 18th century to the present including a fantastic collection of children’s literature 40 Coburg St., Saint John, NB (506) 693-7758

EAST POINT SHOPPING – Your shopping destination of choice for fashion, home improvement and hospitality services in an attractive setting. Located on Retail Drive (running between Rothesay Avenue and Westmorland Road) in East Saint John Tel: (506) 634-5711 | www.eastpointshopping.ca 26 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

HAYWARD AND WARWICK – We’re not Just Dish-

A cornerstone of Uptown Saint John, Market Square is a unique blend of shops, restaurants, spa and museum. Operating on a 365-day basis, there’s something for everyone from business travelers to convention delegates, to families enjoying a trip to Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Tel: (506) 658-3600 www.marketsquaresj.com The Museum Shop has something for every visitor! Find unique, locally made products including handcrafted jewellery, pottery, glass, woodwork, toys and books as gifts for others – or yourself. The Museum Shop is pleased to represent more than 50 talented New Brunswick and Maritime craftspeople. 1 Market Square Tel: (506)643-2300 | www.nbm-mnb.ca

SANDPIPER GIFT SHOP – a shop filled with

unique handcrafted jewelry, local books, and souvenirs, located in scenic St. Martins. 419 Main St., St. Martins, NB Tel: (506) 833-2399

TRINITY GALLERY – features two levels of

beautifully restored gallery space filled with a wonderful array of Canadian artists and the Maritime Provinces as well as many others. We are also home to the Honorary Consul of Finland for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island! Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm 128 Germain Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 634-1611 www.trinitygalleries.ca

URBAN SHOE MYTH – is a haven for all shoe lovers, and is located in Uptown Saint John. You can find specially selected shoes, boots, handbags and jewelry set in a modern yet inviting atmosphere. Come meet the staff, who can help you pick out that perfect pair of heels and answer any style question you may have! 78 King Street, Saint John, NB Tel (506) 642-4222 www.theurbanshoemyth.com www.facebook.com/theurbanshoemyth

quirky and classic clothing and accessories shop: there is something perfectly unique for everyone! We offer brands like Retrolicious, Sourpuss, Bettie Page as well as local art and accessories. Drop in and see the awesomeness for yourself! 94 Germain Street, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 214-5900 | heartbreakboutique.com

HISTORICAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

Looking for a piece of local history, all of the items in this shop have been found in the Saint John area and many of the bottles were actually unearthed by the owner. These unique collections are very well organized and there is something for all tastes... from a wide variety of old bottles, books, cigarette tins, and work by local artists Ray Blackwell and Frank Logan. 122 Germain Street, Saint John, NB Tel (506) 608-1911

MARIO’S PICTURE FRAMING | CITADEL GALLERY – Mario’s Picture Framing has been

providing the highest quality of archival framing in Saint John for over 15 years. Citadel Gallery offers a wide range of fine art for sale. 162 Charlotte St., Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 642-9004 | www.citadelgallery.ca SUMMER 2016

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SEE the Great

OUTDOORS Beaches, Parks, & More...

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DOMINION PARK BEACH — is a supervised,

freshwater beach in Saint John West with change houses, a playground, beach volleyball and basketball courts, canteen, barbecue areas, picnic shelters and park benches. 730 Dominion Park Rd., Saint John, NB

FUNDY TRAIL PARKWAY – The Fundy Trail

ROCKWOOD PARK

park. A boardwalk that extends into the salt marsh is ideal for bird-watching. You can watch the harbour seals diving for food or sunning on the rocks from the Seal Observation deck. Sand Cove Road, Saint John, NB Open daily from 8am-8pm Tel: (506) 653-7367 | www.jdirving.com

is a low-speed 16 km (11 mi) auto parkway, complete with scenic lookouts, a pedestrian/bicycle trail, footpaths to beaches and river estuaries, and an Interpretive Centre. The trail begins 8 km east of the Village of St. Martins, NB and is less than an hour’s drive from Saint John or Sussex on Route 111. Many outlooks are wheelchair accessible and there are bathroom facilities throughout the park. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leased at all times. For the more adventurous, try the 41 km wilderness hike from Big Salmon River to Fundy National Park along the Fundy Footpath. Daily and seasonal passes are available at the gate. Tel: (506) 833-2019 | 1-866-386-3987 www.fundytrailparkway.com

LAKEWOOD RESERVOIR — is a freshwater,

GONDOLA PARK BEACH — is a supervised freshwater beach situated on a sandbar overlooking the Kennebecasis River. It has changing rooms, picnic areas, a large parking area and a portion of the beach is designated as a dog-friendly beach with fencing. The beach is located at the Kingston ferry landing on Route 119.

with lifeguards on duty during the summer months, changing rooms, canteen, boat launch, ball field and beach volleyball courts. The park has walking trails, children’s playground and picnic areas. 199 Model Farm Rd., Quispamsis, NB Tel: (506) 849-5778 www.quispamsis.ca

GORGE AT FIRST FALLS – is located in the

NEW RIVER BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK

centre of St. George, encompassed by Brunswick Street, South Street and the Mill Road. Fresh water from Magaguadavic River falls 21 metres into a gorge that empties into a tidal basin. The west bank is occupied by an electricity generating plant. There is a dam at the top of the falls. Adjacent to 24 Mill Road, St. George, NB Tel: (506) 755-6314 | www.town.stgeorge.nb.ca

IRVING NATURE PARK

The Irving Nature Park is a 600 acre (243 hectare) site created by J.D. Irving, Limited to help protect an environmentally significant area. There are 11 km (7 mi.) of rugged Bay of Fundy coastline. Park staff members offer free guided tours. The geological history of this area is fascinating. It contains the pre-glacial outlet of the St. John River, as well as marine clay containing 12,000 year-old clam shells. There are eight different walking trails of varying lengths, as well as a roadway that encircles the 28 SEE SAINT JOHN & BEYOND | SUMMER 2016

supervised beach with a playground and hiking trails. 1800 Loch Lomond Rd., Saint John, NB

LEPREAU FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK — is

one of New Brunswick’s hidden ‘drive by’ waterfalls. Part of Stonehammer Geopark, the park has beautiful waterfalls, great hiking trails, picnic tables, a boardwalk and washroom facilities. Open all year, dawn until dusk, and free admission to the park. South of Hwy 1, west of Saint John, NB stonehammergeopark.com/lepreau-falls-provincial-park.html

MEENAN’S COVE PARK — is a public beach

Enjoyed by many for its freshwater lakes for fishing, swimming, boating and skating, Lily Lake and Fisher Lakes located within Rockwood Park, are lifeguard supervised public beaches. Lily Lake beach is located beside the Lily Lake Pavilion. The Pavilion has a canteen, a café, washrooms, and a water sports rental shop located on the bottom floor. Fisher Lakes beach is a short walk from various parking lots; it has a canteen and washroom facility, various picnic sites, and is adjacent to the Kiwanis Playpark for kids. It is also next to a larger picnic site often booked by large groups for BBQ’s and gatherings. Rockwood Park is the hub of outdoor activities year round and is packed with endless activities for any interest. Amazing hiking, fishing, boating, climbing, camping, golf, mountain biking, horseback riding options are just some of the options offered. There is also a full service event centre and restaurant (Lily’s Lakeside Casual Dining) at the Lily Lake Pavilion. 142 Lake Dr. South, Saint John, NB Tel: (506) 658-2883 www.rockwoodpark.ca

between the west and east sides of Saint John before emptying into Saint John Harbour. During high tide, water from the Bay of Fundy is pushed into the mouth of the St. John River through the gorge where an underwater ledge 11 m (36 ft) creates a series of rapids and whirlpools. The huge volume of water being forced up the river causes the water to run upstream against the natural flow of the river and reverse the flow of the rapids. View this wonder from 2 vantage points – Fallsview Park and Bridge Road.

SAINT JOHN REVERSING RAPIDS

The Reversing Rapids is a natural phenomenon caused when the Bay of Fundy tides – the highest tides in the world – meets the flow of the mighty St. John River as it travels through a narrow gorge

Fundy Trail Parkway

(Campground) has 99 forested campsites, scenic coastal nature trails and a spectacular tidal beach. Leashed pets are welcome in the campground, but no pets are permitted on the beach. Explore the Bay of Fundy’s wonders by kayak or wade in the tidal pools; join the fun at the annual Sand Sculpture Competition held each July. 78 New River Beach Rd., New River Beach, NB www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca

QUISPAMSIS ARTS & CULTURE PARK

located in the heart of the community, the Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park is a popular gathering place hosting a variety of events and visual delights all year long. Drop by for weekly outdoor movies, relax and listen to the live entertainment, or just admire the beautiful gardens. Bring your laptop and enjoy free wifi in a beautiful park setting. 12 Landing Court, Quispamsis, NB Tel: (506) 849-5778 | www.quispamsis.ca SUMMER 2016

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TIDE TABLES JUNE

LOW

HIGH

* These Tide Tables are for Saint John (Harbour) NOT FOR AVIGATIONAL PURPOSES Taken from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (tides.gc.ca)

JULY LOW

AUGUST HIGH

LOW

HIGH

SEPTEMBER LOW

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