Local services

  • Food Services: Students living in off-campus housing may purchase a University Residence meal plan from our campus food service provider, Chartwells. 
  • Google Maps: Very detailed maps of the city.
  • Saint John Transit: Information on bus routes, schedules and fares. Student bus passes can purchased at the University Bookstore at the cost of $20.00/10-ride pass or $40.00/20-ride pass or $60 put in monthly pass. For Comex passes the cost is $33.00/10-ride pass or $60.00/20-ride pass or $109.00 put in a monthly pass.
  • Enterprise Saint John: These links will take you to a host of important sites in the Greater Saint John region e.g. Attractions/Recreation, Business & Economic Development, Community Sites, Education Services, Employment, Entertainment, Government Department, Major Employers, Media, Miscellaneous, Real Estate.

Taxi service

Taxi service is more convenient than the bus service, but also more expensive. Taxi companies operating within Saint John include:

  • Diamond Taxi, 648-8888
  • Vet's Taxi, 658-2020
  • Coastal Taxi, 635-1144
  • Royal Taxi, 652-5050
  • Saint John Hybrid, 693-0000
  • Simonds Taxi, 696-8294

Local listings

The local newspaper, the Telegraph Journal, is a valuable source for apartment listings. See the Classifieds and specify the type of apartment you would like to search for.

Overnight and short-term accommodations

The University does not have temporary housing for use while students look for off-campus housing. The following are hotels that are a short bus ride from the Campus where students can stay while off-campus housing arrangements are completed:

You will need to make arrangements with hotels on your own as the university cannot make reservations for you. Please identify yourself as a UNB Saint John student to receive a special rate, if applicable. See the City of Saint John for other hotel or bed & breakfast accommodations.


Saint John Energy is the local energy company: 506-658-5252

Internet & cable

  • Rogers: 1-888-288-4663
  • Bell Aliant: Cable - 1-888-759-3474, Internet - 1-800-773-2121

Cell phones

  • Rogers - 1-877-904-7826 - Rogers, 47 Consumer Drive and Westmorland, 634-7664
  • Bell Aliant - 1-866-434-0344 - McAllister Mall and Brunswick Square
  • Telus - McAllister Mall
  • There are many more mobile service providers in the city. You will find most of them at McAllister Mall.

Rental disputes

If you live off campus, in rented accommodation, you should be aware of your legal rights and responsibilities as a tenant. The Public Legal Education and Information Services of New Brunswick publishes a brochure "Landlord and Tenants" the purpose of which is to answer some of the questions commonly asked about landlord and tenant relationship. Very briefly, it states that the landlord must provide premises which are habitable, safe and in a good state of repair and that the tenant must keep the rented premises clean and is responsible for any damage, disturbance or nuisance that he or she causes.

Other areas addressed in the brochure are leases, security deposits, tenants privacy, rent increases, sub-letting and evictions. There is a Rentalsman employed by the Province of New Brunswick whose job is to settle disputes between landlords and tenants. The Rentalsman is available at 15 King Square, 2nd floor, Saint John, NB, E2L 4Y9. The phone number is 506-658-2512.