Caravan Sonnet: Saint John's City Market // Canada

10/23/17

Saint John's City Market // Canada

Happy Monday friends! Today I am so excited to continue to share more about my recent trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia! As I mentioned in my post from yesterday, we left St. Andrews By the Sea early in the morning on Monday, October 1st and headed out for Prince Edward Island. It is about a 4 and 1/2 hour drive from St. Andrews By the Sea to Prince Edward Island, so I had researched ahead of time a couple of stops along the way to break the drive up. One of the first stops was in Saint John, about an hour north of St. Andrews By the Sea.
After visiting the beautiful St. John's "stone" church, we made our way to the Saint John's City Market. The Saint John City Market is a wonderful tourist place to see and visit. There are lots of different shops throughout the market that offer food, gift items, artwork, and many other treats and delights.
Saint John's City Market is open year round on Monday's through Saturdays and it is a thriving farmers market located in the middle of the city. We arrived early in the morning and it was the perfect place to pick up a few warm drinks, some snacks, and some breakfast items before continuing on in our trip. 
The City Market was first opened in 1876 and has endured the test of time as it has only grown. It survived The Great Fire of 1877 and also has endured throughout the 20th century urban renewal project that built a brand new Saint John City. 
The market is a full city block long and it runs downhill - a full 10 feet as you walk down it. At both entrances there are the same historical gates that have been used to open and close the market since 1880. The doors are a tribute to the long standing history of the times and also the local blacksmith who created them.
The City Market remains the oldest and longest thriving market in Canada. 
I was so excited to take a few moments to stop as it is steeped in history and is truly a place to visit if you are in Saint John. Each and every person that we encountered was so friendly and kind in the market and it was fun to "live like a local" for a meal and pick up supplies for the day! 

If you are interested in reading more from my recent trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you have a wonderful day to start your week! 

2 comments:

  1. Might want to consider correcting the city name... St. John's is a city in Newfoundland, Saint John is a city in New Brunswick. You have them mixed up. A common mistake for those that don't live here, but Saint John is spelled out in full and never abbreviated or contracted like St. John, or St. John's.

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    1. Duane,

      Thank you for your comment and for your thoughts. I actually touched base with the St. John tourism board and was told that both ways of writing the city are used - even within the city - for example, Saint John City Market is written out but St. John's "stone" church is abbreviated. It is very interesting and I appreciate your thoughts.

      Blessings, Rebecca :)

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