Embrace the beauty of a port city with plenty of hidden gems when you visit Saint John, New Brunswick. Known as Canada’s very first legal, incorporated city, it is now known as a prevalent tourist destination. See historic buildings and streets in uptown, or check out all of the most popular attractions both indoors and out. Discover relaxation and comfort with the perfect IHG® Saint John, New Brunswick hotel. Book today and plan your trip to see all that Saint John has to offer.
Things to See
One of the most visited spots in Saint John is ‘Reversing Rapids’—the spot in the Bay of Fundy when the tides rise and water’s flow reverses upstream, going back to normal when the tide lowers again. Be sure to stop into a Reversing Rapids Visitors Center to see where the current water cycle is. For those interested in the province’s history, the New Brunswick museum features a marine wildlife exhibit that includes a life-size whale specimen and many other interesting displays. Immerse yourself in nature at the Irving Nature Park and Rockwood Park. These parks are great year-round, just be sure to layer up in the colder months.
Hotels in Saint John
IHG offers convenience to many well-known Saint John attractions with a comfortable, versatile location. Enjoy numerous amenities that make your stay feel like a home away from home, including high-speed Internet and delicious breakfast.
Where to Stay
When visiting Saint John, staying in the uptown or City Center area is best for staying close to popular destinations. When you choose a hotel in this area, you’re putting yourself in close proximity to Fort Howe, the Reversing Rapids, Old City Market, and Harbor Passage Trail, which takes you directly to great shopping and attractions. If travelling for business, this area also places you adjacent to the Xerox and IBM call centers in the Place 400 Business Complex.
How to Get to Saint John
There are many options for getting to Saint John, whether travelling by car, boat, or airplane. Fly into the city by landing at the Saint John Airport/Aéroport de Saint-Jean (YSJ), about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from City Center. Getting around Saint John is fairly simple, with public transportation and car rental (keeping in mind higher gas prices) remaining easily attainable. The bus Routes 1 and 2 run east to west, with 3 and 4 running from north to east. You can also safely adventure around Saint John by walking.
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