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5 Reasons Why Visitors to New Brunswick Are Walking on Air

June 6, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Visitors to the Bay of Fundy in Canada’s Maritime province of New Brunswick will be walking on air this summer, with the launch of Skywalk Saint John, a dramatic glass-bottomed platform offering prime viewing of the waves and whirlpools of Reversing Rapids.

The only Skywalk in North America to be positioned over water, the five-metre-wide, 17-metre-long structure stainless steel structure juts out over the precise point where the highest tides in the world are forced into a narrow rock gorge, causing a reverse in the flow of the St John River, a fantastic spectacle for onlookers.

Read on for five reasons why visitors to Canada are adding Saint John to their bucket lists.

  1. In a country that boasts some of the world’s best farmers markets, Saint John takes the crown. The Saint John City Market is not only the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada, it’s also a National Historic Site. Wander through the beating heart of this historic city and sample outstanding fresh meats, spices, coffee, and handmade crafts.
  2. So, you’ve taken in a bird’s eye view of Reversing Rapids from the vantage point of the Saint John Skywalk – but you still want more? Zipline over the rapids and feel the adrenalin rush as the Bay of Fundy’s monstrous tides collide with the Saint John River.
  3. Hike or cycle the Fundy Trail Parkway and marvel at the spectacular Bay of Fundy coastline as you wind past pristine beaches, waterfalls tumbling down ancient cliffs and a shoreline sculpted by thousands of years of the world’s highest tides.
  4. Live like a local in funky Uptown Saint John. Take in the distinctive streetscape and period architecture, people watch as you sip on fine coffee in an urban-cool café, and scope out the boutique art galleries and award-winning restaurants.
  5. Shop, dine, and play on the boardwalk of the historic Market Slip area on Saint John’s waterfront. Admire the intriguing fusion of modern buildings incorporating the old brick facades of a century ago. This is where the action is. Time your visit for the city’s popular events, such as Buskers on the Bay from 12 – 16 July, and Area 506 Festival from 5 – 7 August, a celebration of music, culture, and local cuisine.

Getting there

Air Canada has daily direct flights to Vancouver from Sydney and Brisbane, with connecting flights to eastern Canada available multiple times each day.


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