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Saint John, New Brunswick

Downtown Saint John


Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. The city's name is often confused with St John's, Newfoundland.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal (Puglsey Pier A/B) beside the downtown area or at Long Wharf on the other side of downtown.

Marco Polo

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Long Wharf

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Money and Tipping

Canada's currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Coins are used for denomination $2 and under and Canada is slowly phasing in polymer plastic notes similar to the notes used in Australia. The penny was eliminated in 2013. US dollars are widely accepted though you may get a poor exchange rate and your change back in Canadian money. When dining in restaurants, tips between 15-20% are expected since restaurant workers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same.

Local Transportation

Saint John is small and very walkable. You will need to find transport to get out to the Reversing Falls.


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  • Reversing Falls - Tides in the river create rapids that reverse direction. You will need to take a taxi or bus here. Bus #1 leaves from City Hall but you will need to take #2 for the return trip. Fare $2.75 (Dec 2011).
  • Walking Tour http://www.saintjohn.ca/site/media/SaintJohn/Walking%20Tour%20Brochure-tourism.pdf
  • Harbour Passage Trail - A series of inter-connected waterfront parks, recreation spaces and heritage sites beginning at Market Square.
  • Fort Howe - There is a viewpoint here

Shopping & Restaurants

There is an indoor City Market and a shopping centre at Brunswick Square.

Post Offices

There is a Canada Post outlet inside Lawton Drugs in Brunswich Square.


Restaurants and cafes may have free WiFi. There may be free Wifi at Brunswick Square.

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St John Weather Forecast


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