Saint John Tours
Pete's Historic Walking Tour
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Pete's Historic Walking Tour

By Historic Walking Tour by Peter Ferguson
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Welcome to Canada’s first City, the only city on the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides. Meet at Area 506 Waterfront Container Village entrance, and proceed along historic Water Street to Market Square to access the City’s indoor pedway system. This avoids an uphill walk on King St, the steepest main street in Canada. The tour is flat, with a downhill section near the end. Copies of rare photos are used during the tour. Historical facts are featured, from 1783 until the present day. Your knowledgeable guide will focus on numerous points of interest and hidden gems including the history of Saint John over the last 240 years. The final part of the tour is on Prince William St, once known as the Wall St of Canada.
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Ages 1-85, max of 16 per group
Duration: 2h 5m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Pete's Historic Walking Tour
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • AREA 506 Waterfront Container Village, 85 Water St, Saint John, NB E2L 0B1, Canada
    Go to Area 506 Waterfront Container Village entrance on Water Street, beside Marco Polo Cruise Terminal. Look for your guide in a Tilley hat, Pete's Historic Tour. The meeting point is at the entrance fronting on Water Street, across from Steamers restaurant.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 364399P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 364399P2

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    • Historic Walking Tour by Peter Ferguson
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      Joined in January 2023
    • andrewguild67
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent historical tour of Saint John, for visitors who have no experience here
      Pete has an amazing repertoire of stories of old and new. Very informative and entertaining. He knows his history and can answer almost any questions.
      Written August 16, 2023
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    Charlotte W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pete is a fantastic tour guide. We learned so much in our 2 hours from Pete and it was the perfect way to start off our trip in Saint John.

    If you are traveling in from a cruise like we were, he met us just a few minutes off the port where we docked making it even more convenient!

    You will not find a better deal ANYWHERE so if you have the chance to go on a walking tour with Pete don’t even give it a second thought. Pete is a true local, knows a lot about the area and will enlighten you with a fascinating perspective of stories that you won’t find anywhere else and is passionate about his city.

    Thank you Pete for a wonderful tour of the beautiful city of Saint John.
    Written October 16, 2023
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    Thank you for the wonderful review,so nice to meet such great people,as I enjoy each and every one of my tours.Yours truly, Pete.
    Written October 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Frank W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pete is a born and raised resident of St John’s who enthusiastically rattled off facts, minutia and stories about St John’s history, architecture, culture, as well as the city’s power brokers and interesting characters from the past. As we had another commitment we initially intended to skip out before the tour ended but we found Pete to be so knowledgeable and engaging that we decided to stay with him to the end. We highly recommend this walking tour!
    Written September 6, 2023
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    Thank for the wonderful review. Always a pleasure to welcome such nice travelers, Pete.
    Written September 7, 2023
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    GlobeTrotting781583
    Grantham, NH6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    A Saint John native, Pete provides a great overview of the city and packs a lot of information into his two hour walking tour. He shared a lot of fun and humorous stories while also sharing a lot of fascinating historic background on the city. Highly recommended!
    Written September 16, 2023
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    Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed my tour. A sprinkling of humour is always a good thing, and a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Sincerely, Pete.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    Ed L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Pete was an excellent tour guide! He certainly knew the history of the city and took us to some well known sites as well as some hidden treasures. Pete was knowledgeable, answered everyone's questions, and was very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour!!
    Written September 28, 2023
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    Thank you for the wonderful review. I welcome all questions, and also like to highlight certain attractions a little off the beaten path. A great pleasure to meet you, and thank you for the business, Pete.
    Written September 29, 2023
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    Gillian H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    Pete gave the group a fabulous overview of early Saint John, showing us so many historic buildings and sites. He is incredibly knowledgeable! It is so obvious how much he loves the city and its people, both past, present and even future - as he enthusiastically told us about the waterfront development that is under construction. He welcomed comments and questions and was always able to add more detail. Plan for extra time as Pete gives a lot of information. I am so glad I drove down from Fredericton for this terrific experience.
    Written September 11, 2023
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    Thank you ror the fantastic review. I am very proud of our city's rich history, and am most optimistic , concerning our future. Regards, Pete.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    zeibs
    Portland, ME1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Pete’s tour was fantastic! His depth of knowledge of the city, his personal stories, and his friendly approach all serve to make Saint John come alive in this tour! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Saint John!
    Written July 31, 2023
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    Thank you so much for the great review and so nice to meet you!
    Written August 3, 2023
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    Jean J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    So I realized I booked the wrong St. John's tour (NFD) but we were going to be in Saint John, NB! I then found Pete's tour and my sister and I were able to book a morning tour that exceeded our expectations. The night before when we arrived Saint John, we walked around by ourselves without even noticing all the details that Pete pointed out on our tour. He is a life long resident of Saint John and his pride and enthusiasm for his city shines through! I highly recommend you book a tour with Pete as it's one of the best walking tours I have taken and you will learn about the past, present and future of Saint John in a way you wouldn't on your own.
    Written July 30, 2023
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    Thanks for the nice review. It is always a pleasure to host our American neighbours. Safe travels, and best wishes.
    Written July 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    James
    Naples, FL1,334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local-born and raised guide (Pete) gave us an interesting, informative, and humorous tour of his beloved city. Great history, sights, and stories as we walked throughout the downtown. Highly recommend the tour and Pete!
    Written August 21, 2023
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    Thank you very much for the wonderful review.It was a real pleasure to meet both of you; all the best in your travels and in the future. Pete.
    Written August 22, 2023
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    Mark E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Pete led us on an enjoyable and informative stroll through downtown St. John. He is a retired pub owner with lots of stories about the city's history, local personalities, visits from royals and famous people who were born here, such as actor Donald Sutherland. We also learned about the catastrophic 1877 fire that destroyed much of the waterfront district. The tour included the City Market, the Anglican church and the Loyalist Burying Ground. The pace is brisk.
    Written October 25, 2023
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    Thank you for the great review, I do try to highlight some facts about my favorite city, that some people may not be aware of, Pete.
    Written October 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Michele A
    Sydney, Australia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked Pete’s tour as our ship along with 3 others were redirected due to weather. He was most accommodating as he had to combine tours and he handled this awkward situation so professionally.. What little we knew about St John , we now know every thing and more . The weather was damp but this didn’t faze Pete . He calmly carried on and didn’t stop until we had reached all that we had to see. His knowledge is encyclopaedic … he answered every question and even helped my friend and I after the tour find a great shop we wanted to see .highly recommended
    Written September 16, 2023
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    Thank you so much for the lovely review. I always try to go the extra mile for my clients, it was a great pleasure to meet you, Pete.
    Written September 16, 2023
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