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Market Square

Market Sq | Market Square Adminstration of 1, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-658-3600
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New Brunswick's Festival Place welcomes you to enjoy a taste of Market Square's finest as you shop, eat, play, and explore! Open from first coffee 'til last call, seven days a week, year round, we are proud to act as the cornerstone of Uptown Saint John! It's the perfect place to shop, dine, relax or play. We've saved the best for last, though: one of our finest features, the Boardwalk! Head out to our waterfront patio for some delicious food from our world-class chefs and a refreshing pint of Moosehead, and any other favourites to whet your whistle!
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Market Sq | Market Square Adminstration of 1, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-658-3600
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Facades of the square have been enclosed by an over-arching roof to provide mall-like access. The St John Library and New Brunswick Museum are the two star attractions. We visited while attending a free 80s rock concert nearby.

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a little time so we entered this place which has a few eateries, a museum, a public library, and a coffee shop. It is located right on the boardwalk and adjacent to a hotel. Good activity on a rainy day. Clean and not...More

1  Thank DkmBailey
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were at the market last summer, returned this summer to see it but it wasn't open *** note that most stores are closed on Sunday Met at vendor of blueberry products (wine, etc) who recommended the best restaurant and very friendly, we came back...More

Thank KimmyAnn1
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Week night summer evening hanging out walking on the boardwalk at Market Square and catching a few acts on the Market Square Boardwalk stage. Had lots of company hanging out, locals and out of towners, some Canadian and some not. Made for an interesting crowd...More

Thank BWLtravels
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We come here every year as a family. There are so many things to see and do in the market square. We always bring food and feed the pigeons. That's a highlight. Check out the sculptures and shops. The boardwalk is always beautiful.

Thank Karandkeira
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I always like inside markets as they feature a little of everything, as this one does. A nice variety of shops, it is not a huge market but has a lot of variety, great local pottery at one shop! If you only have one stop...More

Thank westernvicki
Reviewed 12 August 2016

During our stop at Saint John, NB we spent a morning touring the city. We did walk through the Market Square and it was ok. You could tell it is definitely a stop for the cruise boats. It was enjoyable walking through but not a...More

1  Thank 788kparsons
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Nice for a visit while getting to know the area. Busy, has some nice restaurants and local activities.

1  Thank kekej_12
Reviewed 6 August 2016

At market square you can get hand made crafts, fruits or vegetables or have a seat and have brunch at one of the little cafes that dot the market.

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice building, entrances to all the eateries that are available from the boardwalk side. Not much going on. A few boutiques selling overpriced wares, souvenirs. etc.

1  Thank Heidi T
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