Top things to do in Western Fundy Shore

Top Choice Canadian in St Andrews By-The-Sea

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…
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…
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) …
Park in Western Fundy Shore

New River Provincial Park

Just off Hwy 1, about 35km west of Saint John on the way to St Stephen, this large park has one of the best beaches along the Fundy shore, a wide stretch of sand bordered on one side by the rugged coastline of Barna…
Diner in St Stephen

Carman's Diner

Home cooking is served up at this 1960s throwback with counter stools and your own mini (and working) jukeboxes at the tables. There's everything from burgers to sandwiches, but the homemade pies are the things to g…
Canadian in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Niger Reef Tea House

Located in a historic building near the blockhouse overlooking the water, its interior murals date from the 1920s. Owner-chef David blends fresh, local ingredients (whatever is going that day) to create some beautif…
Pub in St Andrews By-The-Sea

Shiretown Pub

On the ground floor of the delightfully creaky Kennedy Inn, this extremely old-school English pub draws a mixed-age crowd of partiers. Early afternoons mean sipping New Brunswick–brewed Picaroons bitter on the porch…
Cafe in St Stephen

Something's Brewing

A lovely little local cafe and just the spot for a coffee – a range of fair-trade and organic coffees, in fact (if you count soy chai latte, which a purist definitely wouldn't). In any case, there are also great tea…
Food & Drink in St Stephen

Chocolate Fest

It's all things cocoa and sugar at St Stephen's Chocolate Fest, when the town celebrates all things chocolate with a parade, tours of the local Ganong factory and unlimited sampling of the goods (yes, really!), and …
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…