- Shopping, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Sitting at Market Square in downtown Saint John, the Saint John City Market has been in operation since the late 1700s, making it the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada. But before you become too engrossed in the many mouthwatering offerings at the vendors' tables, make sure to cast your glance upward. The ceiling of this massive 19th-century building (the original market was held outside) resembles the upturned hull of a ship -- a tribute to the city's shipping industry.
Once you've finished feasting your eyes, indulge your appetite with some fresh eats -- you'll find everything from salads and sandwiches to fish and chips, not to mention handmade arts and crafts. As one Yelp.com user puts it, "Whether you're in the mood for fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh brewed coffee, bakery items, Korean food … lobster, or ice cream, there's something to satisfy everyone's taste."
The Saint John City Market is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you might want to carry some cash in case you get peckish. For more information, check out the market's website.
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