Saint John City Market
The City Market is the oldest continuing farmers' market in Canada, dating back to the late 1700s. The current building, completed in 1876, has a roof that resembles an inverted ship's keel. Made of wooden trusses, the structure was reportedly built by unemployed ship carpenters of the day.
Over 440 painted butterflies were done by students in 32 area schools.
They will be sold and proceeds donated to local food banks.
Market Square, on the waterfront, is the home the New Brunswick Museum, the largest library in the region, and a number of popular restaurants and pubs, like the Saint John Ale House, where my husband continued his quest for the perfect beer.
Another place to visit in Saint John is the Reversing Falls, a series of rapids on the Saint John River, in which the river runs through a gorge before emptying into the Bay of Fundy. The rapids, or "falls", are created by a series of underwater ledges which roll the water in either direction.
There are seasonal jet boat rides on the river and various lookout points; however, the boats do not operate through roughest patches, which can see a ten foot drop in some areas. It is recommended that visitors see the rapids at both high tide and at low tide.
Saint John has cute uptown parks and outdoor spaces, like this one at King's Square.
Have you ever been to Saint John? Where are your favorite spots?