Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick, the second-largest in the Canadian Maritimes and the only city on the Bay of Fundy. That bay has been the key to the city’s reputation since it was founded. It was originally an important wooden ship building center, with plentiful forests on one side and a protected reach to the sea on the other. Today visitors are attracted by the unique phenomenon that results from the huge, 28-foot tide change in the Bay of Fundy. The St. John’s River, which flows right through town, actually reverses direction for a few hours at high tide. A stretch of rocky river-bottom in the heart of the city is famous as the Reversing Rapids. A busy port and bustling city, Saint John is nevertheless exceptionally hospitable to visitors, with a “greeting committee” of volunteers who meet cruise ships, and streets full of buskers, jugglers and other colorful characters making the day fun for newcomers. You are bound to enjoy your day here.