Solo travel rating: 1
(1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Reasons to go: Saint John is the largest city located on the Bay of Fundy but it’s still a small city. It’s relaxed yet, as a port-of-call for some cruise ships, it has lots to offer. There’s the New Brunswick Museum for history and the new Stonehammer Geopark for geology. It is one of 77 Geoparks in the world. The Saint John Arts Centre offers visual arts and the Imperial Theatre has performing arts. And, of course, there is a bar and pub scene. For foodies there are great restaurants and the Saint John City Market.
One of the great reasons to go to Saint John is the number of day trips out of the city. There’s hiking along the East Coast Trail and whale watching with one of a number of companies. And, of course, there’s a trip to Minister’s Island which I’ve already written about and Saint Andrew’s-by-the-Sea.
The city is small so most things are within walking distance. For the day trips you will need a car.
Solo Travel Destination Rating
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 1 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)
I was in Saint John as a guest of New Brunswick Tourism though I have been to the city a number of times before. All words and opinions are my own.