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Rossmount Inn Restaurant

The Swiss chef-owner makes wonderful use of local bounty in this warm, art-filled dining room. The ever-changing menu might include foraged goose-tongue greens and wild mushrooms, periwinkles or New Brunswick lobste…
Aquarium in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Fundy Discovery Aquarium

This aquatic center focuses on the local marine ecology; a 20,000-sq-ft aquarium has most specimens that are found in Bay of Fundy waters, including seals (feedings at 11am and 4pm), seahorse (feedings at 10.15am an…
Island in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Minister's Island

This picturesque tidal island was once used as a retreat by William Cornelius Van Horne, builder of the Canadian Pacific Railway and one of Canada's wealthiest men. As well as touring the island on foot along four m…
Gardens in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Kingsbrae Garden

Extensive, multihued Kingsbrae Garden is considered one of the best horticultural displays in Canada. Check out the wollemi pine, one of the world's oldest and rarest trees.
Historic Building in St Andrews By-The-Sea

St Andrews Blockhouse

The restored wooden Blockhouse Historic Site is the only one left of several that were built here for protection in the War of 1812. If the tide is out, there's a path that extends from the blockhouse out across the…
Historic Building in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Sheriff Andrew House

This 1820 neoclassical house has been restored to look like a middle-class home in the 1800s, and it's attended by lively and informative costumed guides.
Museum in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Wild Salmon Nature Centre

This handsome lodge has an in-stream aquarium, guided tours and displays devoted to the life and trials of the endangered wild Atlantic salmon, once so plentiful in provincial rivers and bays.
Seafood in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Clam Digger

Cars park three-deep outside this teeny red-and-white seafood shack that's a summertime tradition in these parts. In short: locals go nuts for it. Order your clam platter or dripping (yes, that would be the grease) …
Cafe in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Kingsbrae Garden Cafe

At the beautiful Kingsbrae Garden, the terrace cafe serves sandwiches and salads for lunch with a glass of wine or local ale. Excellent brunches include salmon and scrambled eggs ($15).
Seafood in St Andrews By-The-Sea


Seafood and views of Navy Island through a row of tall windows dominate this comfortable place. To enter, head down the alley onto a gardenlike patio on the water's edge.