Saint John is known as a creative, eclectic community, reflected in the growing number of art galleries, antique stores, and craft shops in the city’s uptown core. Whether your taste is for the traditional or the contemporary, you’ll find something to suit. A wealth of unique offerings by local and internationally acclaimed artists are on display in stores and on the streets. Don’t miss the funky painted salmon leaping along uptown sidewalks or the impressive display of public art by sculptors John Hooper, Marie Helene Allain, and Peter Powning outside and inside Market Square.
Many visitors can’t get enough fresh Atlantic seafood, and everything from lobster to scallops and shrimp are available at grocery stores, fish markets and award-winning restaurants. But seafood is not the only thing on the menu these days. Saint John also has a variety of ethnic restaurants with foods including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and Middle Eastern to enjoy!
Wherever you choose to stay in the greater Saint John area, shopping is close at hand. Stretch your legs in the malls and big box stores, stroll through the many locally-owned boutiques and art galleries, and thrill to thrift shopping at second hand stores or an auction. Shopping in Saint John can satisfy anyone’s tastes.