Things to Do
Walks and Rides
There are some outstanding walks to be had in and around St Andrews. Whether you want a full day's walk or a short stroll we can provide you with lots of ideas and maps. If walking is not your thing then jump on our bicycles to get around.
With the Bay of Fundy on the doorstep there is a tremendous amount of water bound activities you can undertake locally. From whale watching to canoeing, a day's fishing at sea or Scuba diving, rib riding or tall ship sailing. Just ask and we will willingly help you organise a trip or book it for you. Try these sites:
Fundy Tide Runners
Island Quest Marine
Navy Island Dive
Quoddy Link Marine
If this all sounds too frenetic then you can just while away the day at the town's warm water beach, at Katy's Cove.
With the temperate climate experienced in the area there are some spectacular gardens to visit in the immediate locality. The jewel of St Andrews is the 27 Acre Kingsbrae Gardens. A horticultural wonder.
If you're a keen golfer then you are spoilt for choice. There are a number of courses in the area but the star is the par 72 eighteen hole Algonquin, located a few hundred yards from the Kingswood.
If this is more your pace then there are plenty of interesting shops and boutiques to tickle your fancy. Mixed with this are a number of art and craft galleries.
There is a splendid choice to be had in the town that suits all budgets and any occasion. You can have a lobster roll at a local bar or sit at Chef's table at one of the fine dining establishments in town.
There's always something happening and it's usually quite loud. Live music can be found playing into the wee small hours at two of the towns busiest watering holes, with regular gigs spanning the genres available throughout the year at several other venues.
For a small town we really are spoilt by our rich history. Why not visit Minister's Island, the home of Cornelius Van Horne, of Canadian railway fame . At low tide you can walk, bike or drive across Bar Road (along the ocean floor) to the island, and during high tide a boat will ferry you the short distance to the gate where guides will take you to key locations by golf cart.
Take a tour of the County Courthouse and Gaol, built in 1840 and designed by architect Thomas Berry. The court house is a National Historic Site and one of the longest operating courthouses in Canada, as it continues to be used for the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick.
Pop into the Ross Memorial Museum or Sheriff Andrews historical home, and then stroll along to the War of 1812 Blockhouse, another National Historic Site . Then, if you still have time, why not explore the delights of the Huntsman Marine Aquarium and the Atlantic Salmon Centre.
Events (Updated regularly)
Paddlefest - the first weekend in May, brings together a love of the outdoors and music with bands playing in venues throughout the town in the evenings, and kayaking excursions through the day. See Kevin at the Red Herring for more information.
St. Andrews Seafood Festival - in early June, Experience New Brunswick Seafood as you Never Have Before! Get out on a boat and see where it all begins. Watch and learn as some of New Brunswick’s top chefs and their friends show you how to cook like a pro. Take in the biggest Seafood Feast ever at Katy’s Cove, enjoy a cup of chowder in a cafe or indulge in a gourmet meal at one of town's many restaurants.
Canada Day - celebrate Canada Day like no other Canadian town with closed streets for markets, vendors, games, parade, events and more!
New Brunswick Day - a provincial holiday much celebrated in St. Andrews, is on the August long weekend of each year. There is always a schedule of events, so check for updates.
Indulge - A Taste of St. Andrews, the towns now annual Fall Culinary Festival. Come and enjoy some of the best food and wines to be had in the province, all sourced and prepared locally. Yum!!