St. Andrews and the Bay of Fundy are steeped in history. The Bay of Fundy is never short of activities and offers a wide variety of attractions suitable for all ages. Attractions include historic sites, outdoor excursions (whale watching, golf, kayaking, garden tours), restaurants, breathtaking seaside views and an opportunity to be immersed in a community built around a long-standing appreciation for arts and nature.
Attractions & The Bay of Fundy
Planning a visit?
Whether you are traveling alone or with the family, here are a few notable attractions you will not want to miss during your stay:
Algonquin Resort – Newly restored and renovated, the Algonquin Resort is an iconic symbol from St. Andrews’ past that offers its guests luxury accommodations in the heart of New Brunswick’s premier seaside resort. Perfect for family getaways, couple’s retreats and celebrations. The hotel’s amenities range from indoor and outdoor pools to a full spa menu, tennis courts, golf course, and it is pet-friendly.
Address: 184 Adolphus St, St. Andrews, NB
Rossmount – Enjoy true maritime hospitality in Rossmount’s 3-storey manor house on the historic 87-acre estate. Be sure not to miss experiencing the casual elegance of Rossmount’s dining room where Owner and Chef, Chris Aerni, serves modern fine cuisine using ingredients fresh from the estate’s edible garden.
Address: 4599 Route 127, St. Andrews, NB
Salty Towers – If you’re looking for relaxing and affordable accommodations without too many bells and whistles- look no further. For more than 20 years, Deb and James have welcomed travelers, artists and adventurous spirits. Guests have access to two kitchens, multiple common areas, and a great porch and yard for sharing travel stories. Salty Towers also offers a number of different residency options for performing and visual artists.
Address: 340 Water St, St. Andrews, NB
Europa Inn – Only a minute’s walk from St. Andrews Wharf, this unpretentious family-owned inn is filled with warmth and charm. The Ritter family offers its guests a central location, comfortable rooms and a slight European flare.
Address: 48 King St, St. Andrews, NB
SELECT HISTORIC SITES
Ministers Island – Take a step back in time as you drive along the ocean floor to this National & Provincial historic site. Explore Ministers Island’s historic buildings, gentle hiking trails and learn about Sir William Van Horne’s legacy as the driving force behind the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Address: Ministers Island, NB
St. Andrews Blockhouse – Built during the War of 1812, the Blockhouse represents an era of conflict along New Brunswick’s border with the United States. Perched on St. Andrews’ picturesque coastline, the expansive lawns around the Blockhouse are also perfect for picnics and watching the sunset.
Address: Joe’s Point Road, St. Andrews, NB
Kingsbrae Garden – Celebrated as one of Canada’s Top Ten Public Gardens, Kingsbrae’s 27-acre masterpiece boasts themed gardens, more than 50,000 perennials, a Dutch windmill and wildlife. Don’t miss enjoying a delicious lunch at the onsite café while the resident alpacas take their afternoon stroll across the lawn.
Address: 220 King St, St. Andrews, NB
Whale Watching – One of the best ways to explore the Bay of Fundy is by sea. Hop aboard one of the whale watching boats nestled alongside St. Andrews’ wharf and set off to visit the ocean’s gentle giants. On your excursion expect to also see beautiful coastal landscapes, maritime lighthouses, and marine life including harbour seals and the occasional puffin.
Address: Various Locations around St. Andrews’ Town Wharf
Algonquin Golf Course – For golf enthusiasts, you can play eighteen holes while taking in beautiful views of the surrounding Passamaquoddy Bay and Joe’s Point Road. If you don’t play golf, stop and admire the oldest clubhouse in Canada and expansive seaside views.
Address: 465 Brandy Cove Rd, St. Andrews, NB
Fundy Discovery Aquarium – Discover the wonders of the Bay of Fundy’s underwater world at the Aquarium. Activities include a massive display demonstrating the magnitude of the Bay of Fundy’s tides, shows featuring the entertaining antics of resident Harbour seals Loki and Snorkel, and a gigantic touch pool of sea life.
Address: 1 Lower Campus Road, St. Andrews, NB
Campobello, Deer Island and Grand Manan – These three islands in the Bay of Fundy are known as the Fundy Sisters. They are located in New Brunswick although islands like Campobello are just off the coast of Maine. All three are reachable by ferry and offer unique maritime experiences for travelers.
Ganong Chocolatier & Factory – Founded in 1873, Ganong is proudly located in the heart of St. Stephen, NB coined ‘Canada’s Chocolate Town’. The Ganong Chocolatier is an old fashioned chocolate store that the whole family will enjoy. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area the first week of August be sure to check out their annual Chocolate Fest, which is complete with family friendly activities and chocolate tastings.
Address: Ganong Place, St. Stephen, NB
Wild Salmon Nature Centre – This discovery centre celebrates the Atlantic Salmon and educating nature lovers about their migratory patterns. Did you know a salmon could jump up an 11ft waterfall? The Centre is operated by the Atlantic Salmon Federation, an international non-profit also based in St. Andrews.
Address: 24 Chamcook Lake Road #1, Chamcook, NB
TRAVELING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
St. Andrews Creative Playground – Tucked away next to Vincent Massey Elementary School this mind-blowing wooden play structure designed by architect Robert S. Leathers is the perfect place to take kids for an afternoon of hide and seek.
Address: 166 Frederick Street, St. Andrews, NB