St John, New Brunswick, Canada
St. John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the first incorporated city in Canada. The city is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River.
A unique attraction at St. John is the Reversing Falls. As the Saint John River flows into the Bay of Fundy, whose tides are the highest in the world, strong rapids form as the tide rises and clashes with the flow of the river below the Reversing Falls bridge. During the summer months a Jet Boat offers tourists the thrill of tackling the rapids up close.
Things to see and do
* Fort Howe
* New Brunswick Museum
* King Square
* Harbour Passage – walking path
* City Market
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 70,070 approx
Land Area – 326 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – The Port of St. John is located in the downtown area of St. John in the Saint John Harbour.
Transport Links – Saint John Airport is served several times daily by flights from Montreal, Toronto, Fredericton, and Halifax. Bus service with Acadian Bus Lines deposits travellers at 199 Chesley Drive just a short walk uptown along the Harbour Passage paved walking trail.
Train service is not available to Saint John directly, but is available to the nearby city of Moncton, where travellers can then make the two hour SMT bus ride into Saint John.
Bay Ferries operates a ferry service across the Bay of Fundy to Digby, Nova Scotia. The Summerville to Millidgeville Ferry, a free propeller (as opposed to cable) ferry service operated by the New Brunswick Department of Transportation, connects the Millidgeville neighbourhood with Summerville, New Brunswick, across the Kennebecasis River on the Kingston Peninsula.