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2001 population: 69,661
(Source: Statistics Canada)
"The Fundy City," "Loyalist City," "Fog City"
Saint John is a city in Saint John County, in the province of New Brunswick. It is on the Saint John River.
The city was named for the river.
Former and merged community names include:
· Parr Town
The city is laid out with a number of dead-end streets that frequently confuse tourists.
Once a shipbuilding center, Saint John continues as a major port. It serves as a shipping point for the region's petroleum, potash, forestry and aquaculture industries, as well as a major for cruise boats.
Ranked No. 3 among Canada's Best Cities for Business, by Canadian Business magazine, Sept-Oct 2005.
Well-known residents have included:
· Walter Pidgeon, actor
· Louis B. Mayer, filmmaker
· Donald Sutherland, actor
Local festivals include:
· Loyalist Heritage Festival - July 4-7, 2007
· Fundy Fog Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Saint John web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fundy National Park, Rockwood Park, Irving Nature Park
Ferry service to Digby, NS, operates here year-round.
Attractions: Reversing Falls, City Market, Cherry Brook Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Jewish Historical Museum, Loyalist House, Hayward China Museum, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, Barbour's General Store Museum, Carleton Martello Tower, New Brunswick Museum, Railway Coastal Museum
Colleges and universities: University of New Brunswick - Saint John