City life at UNB

Saint John

City life 

Saint John | New Brunswick's Port City

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The City of Saint John

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Posted by University of New Brunswick Future Students on Saturday, November 5, 2016


You'll know as soon as you walk along the historic streets or stroll along the boardwalk that there is something extraordinary about Saint John. As the oldest incorporated city in Canada and the largest city in New Brunswick, you can feel its colourful past and intriguing modern edge.

Saint John has a reliable and affordable transit system that makes it easy to move between the campus and uptown.

Photo of Saint John by Arnold Brown

Where to eat


Since you'll be nestled on the Bay of Fundy, you'll have access to some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in North America. From waterfront pubs to trendy fine dining and food from around the world, you'll find whatever you're craving in Saint John.

Check out the list of restaurants in Saint John.

Things to do


Saint John has a vibrant cultural scene with local farmers and artisan markets, music and art shows going all year long. 

Spring and summer favourites:
  • Beach volleyball on the boardwalk 
  • Take advantage of the different hiking paths throughout the city including those at Rockwood Park, the Irving Nature Park, one of Canada's largest urban parks.
  • Enjoy all of the events hosted by Market Square on the Saint John Boardwalk each night
  • Rent a kayak or canoe and explore the areas many water systems
Fall and winter favourites:
  • Explore the groomed snowshoe and cross country ski trails, take a walk through the Midland Ice Caves, Ice Climb
  • Catch a Saint John Sea Dogs game the city's major junior ice hockey team
See complete list of upcoming events in Uptown Saint John.