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  • 1 Market Square Area Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Opened in 1983, the square contains an attractive shopping mall with a central atrium and several levels, a hotel, convention centre and the New Brunswick Museum. Incorporated into the complex, a row of late-19C warehouses fronts a pleasant plaza aro..

  • 2 Centre-ville de Saint John Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Saint John's downtown has been revitalized, making it a pleasant area for visitors to explore on foot.

  • 3 Reversing Falls Rapids Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Where the Saint John River empties into the Bay of Fundy the tides are 8m/28ft high. At high tide when the bay water is more than 4m/14ft above river level, the water flows swiftly upstream. At low tide the bay is more than 4m/14ft below the level of..

  • 4 Carleton Martello Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    454 Whipple St.

    Today a National Historic Site, this Martello tower was built in 1813 as a defence for the city. It was used during the 19C and in both world wars. A two-storey steel and concrete structure was added in World War II to house antiaircraft and fire-con..

  • 5 New Brunswick Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 Market Sq.

    Devoted to the human, natural and artistic life of the province, this museum has excellent examples of Indian birchbark, quill- and beadwork. European settlement is traced from contact with native inhabitants to the lumbering and shipbuilding industr..

  • 6 Loyalist House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    120 Union St.

    This house was built in 1817 by David Merritt, a Loyalist who fled New York State in 1783. One of the few buildings to escape the fire of 1877, the house has a shingled exterior on the two most exposed sides and less expensive clapboard on the others..

  • 7 King Square Area

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Generally considered to be the centre of Saint John, this square has trees, flowerbeds arranged in the form of the American flag and a two-storey bandstand. In one corner stands the old city market, where a variety of fresh New Brunswick produce can ..

  • 8 Fort Howe Lookout

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    From this wooden blockhouse on a rocky cliff above the surrounding hills, there is a panorama of the docks, harbour, river and city.

  • 9 Reversing Falls Bridge Lookout

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    200 Bridge Rd

    From this rooftop lookout fine views of the changing river current are afforded. Visitors unable to stay for the tidal cycle may enjoy the film, which condenses the 24-hour event.

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