Last Updated on 2018-10-31 by Linda
My hometown, Saint John New Brunswick, the place I grew up and where I have so many special memories.
Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and the second largest city in the Maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay. In 1785, Saint John became the first incorporated city in Canada.
Saint John is also home to Market Square and a pile of “stone people” that are cool. OK one of those may not be a “stone person| just a sister trying to blend in. I was back in Saint John is April for a funeral but it was also an opportunity to catch up with my sisters and my old hometown.
Market Slip has not changed in decades but it is still a wonderous place to visit, don’t forget to take a stroll along the waterfront if you are in the city. ( Fun fact, Saint John actually is one of the few places in the world when you say I am going uptown you really mean it…)
General’s Barbour Store has been relocated many times in my life ( and my mom worked there when she worked for Tourism) Such a quaint old fashion general store.
Saint JohnAle House was an amazing experience, we stopped in for a drink and some apps, looking forward to heading back in warmer weather to experience the patio on the waterfront.
This lighthouse use to be the entry way to a bar when I was growing up, what an amazing concept in a port city, entering a bar through a lighthouse.
Can you spot the “stone people” LOL. FYI the woman on the left is not sporting a scarf it actually was a real bra that we did not realize till afterwards was probably not actually intended to be there.
and no visit to Saint John can be complete without a visit to King Square and the Grandstand ( or the City Market)
Happy Saturday and I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane and back to my Ole Hometown.