St Andrews by the Sea
St Andrews by the Sea – 6 Hour Tour
USA Today named St Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, the #1 place to visit in Canada in 1917. It is still true. St Andrews is an idyllic town of only 1800 permanent residents. In the summer though, the population swells with travelers from all over the world. Situated on banks of the Bay of Fundy, it was established in 1783 by those loyal to the British crown after the American Revolution.
The tour drives westward following the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Along the way, we pass at the Reversing Falls where your guide will explain how the force of the Bay of Fundy actually pushes the river backwards – amazing natural phenomenon!
During the drive to St Andrews your guide will relate stories about the area, the people and the province of New Brunswick. Just before reaching St Andrews there is a stop to view St Croix Island, the site of the very first European settlement in North American in 1604.
Upon arrival in St Andrews, your guide will acquaint you with the history of the town and tour the streets lined with 18C and 19C architecture. It is people who make a town though and many creative and brilliant persons have made St. Andrews a very special place. You’ll enjoy great stories of those past and present.
After savouring the architectural beauty of the town, you can explore on your own. What makes St Andrews so special is that although it hosts many tourists, it is not a tourist trap. You’ll find no multi-chain retail stores here. All the shops and galleries are unique to St Andrews. Even if you are not interested in buying souvenirs, you can enjoy the creativity of the many handmade works of art.
If you would like to sample some local cuisine, there are several cafes and restaurants where you can sit by the sea and enjoy a local specialty.
On the return to Saint John and your ship, your guide will entertain you with more Maritime stories after a truly Maritime day out.