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.
In 2012, Saint John was named a Top 7 Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an international think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community.
In 2011, Saint John was named the winner of CBC Maritime's Cultureville contest.
In 2010, the city was designated as a "Cultural Capital of Canada."
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 70,000.