Historic Saint John Walking Tour
Saint John is famous for being the friendliest city you'll ever visit. Here is your chance to get a taste of Canada's oldest incorporated city, its rich history combined with today's challenges and future paths that offer great opportunities. Take a walking tour led by a passionate Saint John guide, who can lead you through the city's central core while explaining Saint John's rich past and current challenges.
You will discover and experience a city whose unique character has evolved with time, with its many periods of residential and commercial architecture. If different experiences excite you, a wonderful original City Market will entice your visual senses, and if you want to purchase local produce or an eclectic lunch, the opportunity awaits. There are wooded, green spaces and a secluded original cemetery that can provide a peaceful setting in a typical busy city core. You'll even visit an authentic 19th century country general store at the foot of King Street.
Wear your most comfortable shoes for this Saint John walking tour that brings you to the historical highlights of this coastal treasure.
Reviewer: Patricia Maier
Only 5 of us in group. We walked through historic parts of the city with talk of the areas. He explained the building facades and their part in development of the city. Went through shopping areas, both modern and local. Saw park and special shops. Enjoyed tour very much!
Reviewer: Shirley Hale
Although it was pouring rain most of the tour we still enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about her adopted city. At the beginning, first stop, the talk was a little bit long since we'd only just started the walk but other than that our was excellent. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Paula McMahon
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was excellent, and we learned much about the history of St. John. Our tour extended the alloted time, as we were very interested in learning, and she didn't rush us along. Highly recommended if you don't have young children.
Reviewer: Susan & Robert Chennell
willow was a great tour guide. Obvious an expert on local history and full of amusing little stories. Leisurely pace with time for photo stops. She also had old postcards to show is what things used to look like. On a practical level, she spoke loudly and clearly so we didn’t have to struggle to hear her. Highly recommended for anyone interested in history. You will love Willow.
Reviewer: betsy gullihur
Our tour guide was excellent! She was informative, entertaining, and well-versed on the history of St. John's. She showed us a number of points of interest, which we later explored after completing the walking tour. A really great day!