St. John River

A River of Great Beauty

There are many reasons to make the St. John River your next scenic drive. Just for starters, it has the prestigious designation of being the 38th waterway named to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. It’s also perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing and even water-skiing. The river encompasses over 400 km (250 mi.) of water that feeds some of the most fertile farming land in Canada. 

As you wind along the scenic drive, you can enjoy river activities or the rich culture and unique experiences in the towns and villages that populate its banks. Browse the artisan shops that dot the Art in the Valley route for a look at locally inspired art, or discover the historic communities of the Lower River Passage. For a special treat, take a ride on our river ferries and explore the heritage corridor of the St. John River

The river stretches from Edmundston in the north to the Reversing Rapids in the south, where you can see the force of the Bay of Fundy tides push the mighty St. John River backward. Taste delicious fiddleheads, visit Grand Falls Gorge, experience history in the city of Fredericton or camp in Mactaquac Provincial Park

You won’t regret visiting the St. John River and all it offers. We promise.

New Brunswick's legendary rivers and waterways

Watch history virtually come to life and explore the many chapters of the St. John River Heritage Corridor.

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