Things to Do in Saint John with Kids

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Things to Do in Saint John with Kids

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  • KiwiFan17
    Canada244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant visit overall. Enjoyed part of the seal trail and the chickadee trail as well as a couple of lookouts and one area where you could get down to shore level. The picnic tables near the barbecue were fully shaded, which we appreciated on a very sunny hot day. It was high tide so we didn't see the mud flats or salt marsh.

    Some of the trail signage was a bit confusing and could have been more clearly marked, particularly with paths that appeared to intersect on the large map but were not marked that way on the trails.

    Same challenge with the MacLaren Beach / wooded trail further north of the main park. It wasn't super clear how to get to the beach part although the wooded part was enjoyable. Although there seems to be an informal trail from that parking lot through a field along the woods, it wasn't well maintained and wasn't the wooded trail we thought it was going to be.
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Wren A
    Greensboro, NC6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have a lot of experience with the Alaska ferries and the ferry from Saint John to Digby was very impressive. The ship was much nicer than what we are used to with lots of room to move around and plenty of comfortable seating. There are multiple places to get food and beverage, even an espresso drink. I thought the prices were very reasonable, comparable to what you'd pay in town. Boarding was super easy and staff friendly. We were totally impressed.
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • The_Wanderer1992
    Columbia, MD2,538 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Before leaving Saint John, my husband and I stopped to view the reversing falls, which is where the Saint John River and Bay of Fundy meet. The water appears to flow in two different directions and creates a small whirlpool. It's quite neat to see and changes based on the tides.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • LouP
    Orford, Canada219 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    GO THERE FOR THE FISH AND CHIPS!!!! :D :D :D Tasteful and affordable. The best of our whole trip.
    Other than that, it was a nice but crowded ordinary market.
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • Kaylie
    Moncton, Canada21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is so cool that I might die soon. I am not usually very amused by museums. I have visited over 309 on my expeditions around the world. This one is by far the worst. The best exhibits you could imagine but the worst smell ever. I had to take more than one shower when I got to my hotel. Bring gas masks if you don’t want to die of smell.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • KiwiFan17
    Canada244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant surprise in Saint John. Well marked with many options and ability to drive around and park closer to the parts you wish to visit. Nice display for each province and territory. Saw some local ducks and ducklings. Seem to be enjoyed by many local walkers and joggers.
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Budmanri
    Lincoln, RI1,035 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view but certainly do not need to pay to see tide . Restaurant is there did not eat there .Rest rooms are available. Glass floor is cool fit sure
    Written October 14, 2022
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  • DeanMurphy2020
    Orlando, FL7,689 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps Saint John City Market siphoned off many visitors, or the void of people may have been attending a street fair that weekend in June. Since the tour group was on a tight schedule with many attractions to visit, I had only a few minutes to walk through the area. Sadly, it was enough. Given the street fair, don’t take my monocular view of this site as a recommendation to or not to visit. The time of morning I was there, few people were milling about. Perhaps nightlife is more inspiring.
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Foodange
    Manchester, UK4,094 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked through a couple of times and drove round it even more. Statues abound but most impressive is the old bandstand in the middle.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • GrandTour452506
    329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in St. John on a cruise. We weren't excited about the excursions available so decided to just explore on our own. The Harbor Passage was the walk that took us close to Reversing Falls. We were there during low tide which was impressive. We saw seals there which we didn't expect. The signs talking about the history of the area were nice to read. This made our walking tour worth the trip.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • Deborah W
    Saint John, Canada5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great market, expensive food $24.00 for two loaves of bread. A couple of veggie stands and lots of pop up food to eat, cute and a nice thing to do in a Sunday morning. Bring your own drinks.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Timbo3765
    Pershore, UK650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a great deal to do in St John really but this quirky little Police Museum has some interesting artefacts and stories to review. Very friendly staff and all it asks for is a donation. Worth popping in for sure.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • benthere
    Somerville, MA243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was here for the Memorial Cup. Saint John was the host city and the arena did a terrific job of providing a safe, fun environment. 6300 capacity and the place was rocking.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • cyren
    New York, United States80 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm not sure why this is separated as something to see. When you are in the states, the lighthouses have some altitude to them. This was small and an appropriate signal. I doubt any of the ships would miss it as the straight coming in require assistance to navigate via tugs.
    Written November 6, 2019
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  • Randolph Long
    Camarillo, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Char met us at the ship and started with a tour of the city of St. John. Then on to the Reversing Falls to see them at low tide. On to more interesting locales in the area and the to St. Martin to see the caves and have lunch. The tides were out there also, but starting back in as a boat was on dry land when we arrived and was afloat when we left. After a detour to do us a favor, we went back to the Falls to observe there movement at high tide. She was very knowledgeable of the area and an ambassador for St. John and Canada.
    Written October 17, 2019
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