The Saint John region in New Brunswick, Canada is where the river meets the sea


Saint John is the only city on the shores of the Bay of Fundy where twice daily we experience the highest tides in the world. Strategically located at the mouth of the majestic St. John River, Saint John has been an international trading post for generations, welcoming innovative, creative and entrepreneurial people from around the globe. Built by immigrants, Saint John has formed a cooperative, caring social network that provides newcomers with the foundation for realizing a better way of life.

Saint John has been recognized as one of the world's Top 7 Intelligent Communities by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum.


The Saint John Community is made up of five municipalities and has something for everyone. From urban areas to suburban and rural, we offer newcomers a variety of lifestyles all within a 20-minute drive to the City Centre.


The average price of a new home in Saint John is approximately $170,000.  A three bedroom apartment rents for an average of $700/month. For a list of homes for sale or for rent, check out External link opens in new tab or
The people of Saint John are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, so you will be welcomed in any neighbourhood you choose.

The External link opens in new tab or windowTown of Grand Bay-Westfield has the best of both worlds - country living with all the urban amenities you and your family will need.The External link opens in new tab or windowTown of Quispamsis is one of New Brunswick’s fastest growing municipalities with lots of recreational selection making it perfect for young families.The External link opens in new tab or windowTownExternal link opens in new tab or window of Rothesay is only minutes away from the region’s business centre and offers its residents’ stately elegance and old-world charm.The External link opens in new tab or windowCity of Saint John offers choice – walk to work from an Uptown condo or loft apartment or choose to live in any of the many welcoming neighbourhoods.The External link opens in new tab or windowVillage of St. Martins is perfect for those who have always dreamed of living next to a majestic ocean coastline.

Saint John is situated on Canada’s Atlantic seaboard on the southern coast of New Brunswick, 110km, (68 miles), from the U.S. border at Calais, Maine. This strategic location provides ready access to major markets in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, and the northeastern United States.


Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and one of the largest in Atlantic Canada with a Census Metro Area (CMA) population of 127,761.


Saint John CMA (External link opens in new tab or windowStats Can 2016)102,719 
Saint John (City)
Grand Bay-Westfield
St. Martins

Useful links


External link opens in new tab or windowCity of Saint John – Learn more about living in Canada’s first incorporated municipality – the Original City.


External link opens in new tab or windowEconomic Development Greater Saint John – Useful information about starting and investing in a business and moving to the Saint John region.


External link opens in new tab or windowSaint John Life on Your Terms – Provides a terrific overview of employment options, cost of living, housing, activities, attractions and more.