The Siberian American: Fall Foliage Cruise: Saint John and Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fall Foliage Cruise: Saint John and Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

After two busy days exploring Maine, we wanted to take it easy. As soon as the Brilliance of the Seas docked in Saint John, we took a bus to the beautiful St. Andrews by-the-Sea. The drive takes about an hour, but the fall foliage on the way was some of the best I saw during our cruise.
St. Andrews by-the-Sea is known for its colonial houses. After the American Revolution, loyalists moved their houses to Canada, and a group of loyalists decided to settle in Saint Andrews. We did a self-guided walking tour of the colonial houses before exploring the shops in the cute downtown area.
Then, we walked over to the pier to see the tide. Saint John has the highest tides in the world, with a rise of 28.5 feet. Though the tide in Saint Andrews does not have as big of a difference, it is still high. We were there at low tide, and it was strange to see boats sitting in mud. It was so relaxing to walk around the seaside village with my love.
Once we were back in Saint John, we went to go see the Reversing Falls, where the tides force the water to change direction. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I wanted to visit the falls (which are really rapids), but I ended up enjoying our visit. We couldn’t stop in Saint John without seeing part of the city so Chris and I spent the rest of the day exploring. We stopped by the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception to see the beautiful architecture and walked around the Market Square.
We had such a fun day exploring the Bay of Fundy area. It was great to see another Canadian province, and I can’t wait to explore more of Canada in the future.

Want to catch up on our fall foliage cruise? 


  1. So historic and so beautiful! Great pictures to brighten a Monday! Come link up with me today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    1. So glad I stumbled upon your comments. I'm visiting SA in two weeks from LAS VEGAS !! I have no idea how to dress.. We're there for a conference at Algonquin. I would love any ideas....

  2. love the houses, so pretty! that's crazy about the tide, i can imagine how weird it would be to see boats sitting in the mud lol. glad you enjoyed your time!

  3. Oh I love Canada but never been to New Brunswick. Very pretty homes and architecture!!

  4. How quaint are those little houses!! How cool about the tides reversing the direction of the falls - that is so cool!! Hope you're having a great Monday!

  5. It's so charming! It looks like something out of a movie!

  6. Oh gosh! All of those pictures look like they're out of a storybook! New England has some of the best scenery.

  7. Loving the pictures!! Kind of reminds me of Salem. Ugh! After visiting Boston (and Salem) at the end of summer I am convinced I need to live back east! It's so beautiful everywhere and I LOVE the style of buildings (new and old!) Maine is definitely on our vacation destination list!!

  8. Those houses are so cute! What gorgeous scenery!

  9. It looks so pretty over there!
    Melanie @

  10. Great pictures. I know y'all had so much fun!



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