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Saint John, New Brunswick – Canada’s Original City – was incorporated 1785 and has grown into a  historically-rich and culturally diverse city.

The city is home to an "uptown" core, where historic buildings dot the banks of the St. John River and the Saint John Harbour – the Bay of Fundy is our front door.  A city of neighbourhoods, our citizens enjoy a unique quality of life with an abundance of housing options, a thriving arts and cultural community and easy access to a variety of exceptional recreational facilities and green spaces.

Saint John is centrally located on the southern New Brunswick Coast on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Spanning 316.31 km2  (or 122.1 sq mi) Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick with a population of approximately 67,000.

Awards for City &/or Its Amenities

2017       20 of the Most Beautiful Canadian Cities to Live In, Slice.ca
2017       Canada's Best Cities For Jobs And Affordable Homes (#3), Huffington Post
2016       Ten Friendliest Cities in Canada, Conde Nast Travel
2013       Canada’s Great Public Space Award, Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) - Saint John City Market 
2012       Top 7 Intelligent Communities Award, Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) 
2010       Cultural Capital of Canada Designation, Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
2007       Happiest City in Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2006       Top 10 Cities For Business In Canada, Canadian Business Magazine
 

City Organization & Services

2017       Showcase Award for Engineering Excellence, Assoc. of Consulting Engineering Companies –NB (ACEC-NB) – Spruce Lake Barge Facility
2016       CAMA Willis Award for Innovation, Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) - One Stop Development Shop
2016       Laserfiche Run Smarter® Award - Best Records Management category
2014       URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award, Distinguished System/Single Process System - ZoneSJ Map Viewer
2013       Community Recognition Award, Province of New Brunswick – Saint John Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP)
2013     Premier's Award for Energy Efficiency, project - Commercial New Construction, One Peel Plaza, 
2012       Willis Award for Innovation, Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) - PlanSJ
2012       Showcase Award for Engineering Excellence, Assoc. of Consulting Engineering Companies –NB (ACEC-NB) - Eastern Wastewater Treatment Facility
2011     Premier's Award for Energy Efficiency, project - Commercial New Construction, Saint John Transit
2011     Premier's Award for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Champion - Commercial Sector, City of Saint John
2010       Milton F. Gregg Conservation Award, Conservation Council of New Brunswick – Saint John Sustainable Energy Management Team
2008       Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award, Energy - Saint John Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP).