Saint John City Market, Saint John

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Visit the oldest continuously operating farmers market in Canada at Saint John City Market. The market's first charter dates back to 1785, and the site continues to thrive today with loyal farmers and customers. The building itself is said to have been built by unemployed sailors and is in the Second Empire style of architecture. Farmers, butchers, and fish merchants all have stalls throughout the market; look for tasty local snack foods and drinks as you shop. See Saint John City Market and all Saint John has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saint John trip itinerary site .
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  • The first thing that caught my attention walking into it was the unique ceiling and the colorful flags hanging everywhere. The next thing was the old city market atmosphere. Definitely different than ...  more »
  • Having read multiple reviews, many positive, combined with an infinite love for my old home town, please allow me to share why this City Market is special. First, enter the buildings top or bottom poi...  more »
  • Wonderful place to have lunch buy supper and shop. I try to go everyday through the week. Stop by Slocum and Ferris for lunch. Lots Seafood and fresh fruit and local products.  more »
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  • One of the only places to get fresh and local food. Lots of fruits, veggies, seafood and meat cuts available for a good price. Along the sides are different restaurants, with sandwiches, pizzas or coffee. You can sit and enjoy your meal along the attached seating area. Closest market in the city you'll find to be similar to traditional style markets in eastern Europe or Asia.
  • A full city block in length, the Market runs downhill from the "head of the Market" on Charlotte Street, gently sloping to the Germain Street entrance, a full 20 feet below. At both entrances hang the same gates that have swung closed at the end of each business day since 1880. Crafted from heavy wrought-iron, their graceful design is a tribute to the skill and artistry of the local blacksmith who created them.
  • So much fun. There are lots of great vendors here. My husband left his cell phone in the restroom and someone actually turned it in to security! This was a great introduction to Canada.
  • Stopped here during a shore excursion. They said it was the longest operating market in Canada. Not bad, but it is just a market and wasn't very large. Did get a coffee at the Java Moose in the back, which was good. Unfortunately, the exterior of the building was being restored during our visit and we couldn't see the pretty brick exterior.
  • A vast array of the best of Saint John . Fresh fruits and vegetables, great butcher's, fabulous restaurants serving up daily greats! Wonderful gift ideas and home decor. You'll always find something unique at the market.

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Where to stay in Saint John

The grid-like streets between Harbour Station and the harbor itself represent the most popular places to stay in Saint John, with a range of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts nestled among the historic buildings. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, head west along Manawagonish Road and stay at one of the many motels along the way.
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