Experience a unique city that has an Uptown instead of a Downtown. Located on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John’s weather can be unpredictable, but the fun doesn’t need to stop when the weather changes. Move the fun inside at one of the many indoor entertainment centres, museums, markets, and other indoor adventures listed below.
Indoor Attractions in Saint John – Tourist Attractions,Playgrounds and Other Fun Entertainment Centres
New Brunswick Museum
Whale sightings are guaranteed at Canada’s oldest continuing museum, which is New Brunswick’s provincial museum. Located in Market Square, the New Brunswick Museum explores the province’s art, industries, and nature. Kids of all ages absolutely love the hands-on Discovery Centre.
1 Market Square, Market Square, Saint John
Saint John City Market
The Saint John City Market is Canada’s oldest continuing market. It is also where you can find just about everything that is grown, cooked, baked, and made in Saint John. The market is open daily from Monday through Saturday, year-round.
47 Charlotte Street, Saint John
Saint John Firefighter’s Museum
One of the few buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1877, the #2 Engine House Museum explores the history of Saint John firefighting. There is also a special exhibit about the Great Fire of 1877 in the museum.
24 Sydney Street, Saint John
Breakout Saint John
Get ready for an adventure inside, while you test your problem-solving and puzzle-solving skills. Pick from their 5 themed rooms, and gather up to eight of your friends and family members to help you escape you picked. Each room has its own difficulty level and they have rooms for ages 5 and up.
212 McAllister Drive, Saint John
The stage at the Imperial Theatre has been graced by national and international talent over the past 100 years. The restored 1913’s theatre has welcomed over a million people since opening its doors Symphony New Brunswick, Theatre New Brunswick, and the Saint John Theatre Company regularly take the stage to showcase their skills.
12 Kings Square South, Saint John
BowlaramaTurn a little exercise into a whole lot of fun at Bowlarama. The world’s largest operator of Candle-pin bowling has more to offer than just bowling, They also have an arcade, a snack area, and a licensed bar to keep patrons busy.
248 Lancaster Avenue, Saint
East Point Shopping
Experience this unique shopping district, East Point Shopping offers something for everyone. From fashion, home improvement, food and more, East Point Shopping will keep you busy for hours. The area continues to grow as more shops open.
Retail Drive, Fashion Drive and Depot Court, Saint John
Canada Games Aquatic Centre
Take a dip in the Olympic-sized indoor pool or the two leisure pools at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. The well-equipped fitness facility is a great place to work out in or relax in the sauna. Kids will love the two water slides.
50 Union Street, Saint John
Saint John Arts Centre
Experience interesting artwork when you explore the five free public art galleries at the Saint John Arts Centre, or get your hands dirty at one of the fun art workshops. The Arts Centre hosts visual arts, literary and musical events, including the SJ Early Music Festival and Symphony NB Concerts.
20 Peel Plaza, Saint John
Brunswick Square Shopping Centre
Uptown’s largest shopping complex, The Brunswick Square Shopping Centre offers a true urban shopping centre experience. It is also the anchor to the uptown’s pedway system.
39 King Street, Saint John
Fit Rocks Climbing GymLearn how to boulder climb safely at Fit Rocks Climbing Gym in Saint John. The instructors will teach you how to climb without ropes or a harness. There are walls for all skill levels, which makes Bouldering a great work out for people of all ages.
40 Ashburn Lake Road, Unit 24, Saint John
Oasis Trampoline Park
Burn off some extra energy while having fun as you climb, spin, jump and swing around the Oasis Trampoline Park. Saint John’s newest indoor family entertainment centre offers hours of fun for all ages. There is also a soft play area for little jumpers to enjoy.
212 McAllister Drive, Parkway Mall, Saint John
Punch Lines Comedy Club
Laugh the night away at Punch Lines Comedy Club. Their two-hour shows showcase international and local talent from around the Maritimes. Offering amazing shows, Punch Lines Comedy Club is the place to be to see some amazing comedians.
9 Sydney Street, Saint John
Fairview Bowling Lanes
Leave the paper and pen scoring system at home when going to Fairview Bowling Lanes. The advance scoring system tracks your score as you bowl. If you work up some hunger, the home-style restaurant offers great snacks and dinner options.
87 Lansdowne Avenue, Saint John
Woodchuck Axe Throwing
Work off some energy while throwing some axes at Woodchuck Axe Throwing. Don’t worry if you have never thrown an axe before, the Axe Throwing Coaches will show the ropes and have you comfortable throwing in no time.
125 Prince Williams Street, Saint John
Offline Board Game CafeBoard games don’t need to bore you. With over 800 unique board games to play, the Offline Board Game Cafe offers something for everyone. Put down your screens and reconnect with your family and friends over a great gaming experience.
98 Prince William Street, Saint John
Vegas Family Entertainment Centre
The home of hours of family entertainment, Vegas Family Entertainment Centre offers fun activities for all ages. They have laser tag, mini bowling, bumper cars, mini-golf, an arcade and much more to keep you busy on a blustery day. Open seven days a week, the fun does not stop here.
10 Portland Street, Saint John
Visit Saint John’s oldest and largest commercial gallery. Handworks Gallery specializes in small showings and artisan jewellery of New Brunswick. The award gallery, which is located in a restored heritage building, is a ‘must visit’ for any art lover.
12 King Street, Saint John
Moosehead Brewery has been brewing beer for over 150 years. Go behind the scenes when you visit one of New Brunswick’s most popular Breweries. Experience their time-honoured brewing practice, explore the brew-house and sample some of their most popular brews.
89 Main Street West, Saint John
Home to the Saint John Sea Dogs hockey team and the Saint John Mill Rats basketball games, Harbour Station has hosted some of Atlantic Canada’s biggest acts since opening its doors in 1993. Harbour Station always has a show or a game going on.
99 Station Street, Saint John
Saint John Free Public Library
Read a book at Canada’s First Free Public Library. There is more to do than just read books at the Saint John Free Public Library, they offer over 900 programs taking place through out the year. Check out the three locations across Saint John.
1 Market Square, Saint John
Creative ConnectionsShow off your ideas, talents, and perspectives though artwork at Creative Connections. Even though it is open to anyone, many of the attendees are L’Arche Saint John members. Explore what art can be and how you express yourself through different art styles.
95 Prince William Street, Saint John
The Saint John Tool Library
Home to all the tools you would need to complete a DIY Project, the Saint John Tool Library showcases what sharing can do. Learn how to use the tools and how to make items on your own through one the library’s many courses.
160 Union Street, Saint John
Eighty Three Bar Arcade
Game like it’s 1983, and play some of your favorite arcade and pinball games at Saint John’s bar arcade. Eighty Three Bar Arcade serves locally made craft beers along with national draught beer, and special themed drinks. It is a flash from the past when you walk through the door.
43 Princess Street, Saint John
Serving up coffee roasted right in Saint John, JavaMoose Coffee has become a city staple for hot & cold beverages and yummy snacks. Relax in one of the three cafes around the city, or pick up freshly roasted beans to brew at home.
84 Prince William Street, Saint John