Spend time with family and friends and enjoy some of the activities available during Easter weekend in Saint John.
Please follow all the latest health restrictions.
Easter Wish Box
Create joy and magic for a little one in your life this Easter Weekend while helping to create the magic of a wish for a local child with a critical illness. Details
Make-A-Wish Office 600 Main Street (Hilyard Place Building C, 2nd Floor)
Tuesday or Thursday, until April 1, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Play Easter Games
From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.
Get Easter treats and Hot Cross Buns from Saint John’s made from scratch bakery. They are closed on Good Friday and on Sundays. You can also order online.
Saint John Bakery, 533 Westmoreland Road, #7, Saint John
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Test your skills and wits against the clock at the Breakout escape rooms. Each game is themed and offers unique puzzles.
You can also check out the Breakout Saint John’s Outdoor Puzzle Hunt Adventure. This is an interactive clue hunt that explores Uptown Saint John in a unique way. This interactive clue hunt is played with the Cluekeeper App. Details
107A – 212 McAllister Drive, Saint John
Visit the Vatican Museum
Before the times of Covid-19, Easter was a time when many visited the famed Vatican Museum. The Vatican Museums has a very extensive collection of art and sculptures gathered by successive Popes over the centuries, as well as some of Apostolic Palace’s most artistic rooms. When Covid-19 forced the museum to shut its physical doors, the Museum opened virtually with virtual tours of the grounds and treasured exhibits. You can also do a 360° virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, where one can see the painting of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment behind the altar wall as well as the stories of Genesis on the ceiling.
For more Museums and Galleries to visit virtually, check out our article.
Egg-stra Special Easter Package
Spend Easter weekend at Chipman Hill Suites, and take advantage of the special easter promo! Includes: a one-night stay in an executive suite, cookie or cupcake decorating box, easter chocolates.
For reservations, contact 506-693-1171 (local), 1-877-859-3919 (toll free) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details
Chipman Hill Suites, 76 Union Street, Saint John
Available April 1 – 5, 2021
$179 + tax
Spring is here
Spring is just around the corner in New Brunswick. After months of hellish cold and far too much snow, the warmer weather is on the way as temperatures climb to above zero. Speaking of Spring, it’s also a great time to get outdoors, you’re not going to freeze your butt off, or get buried under six feet of snow!
15 Things to Do During Spring in New Brunswick (This is a 2019 article and includes some festivals and events not occurring this year due to the pandemic.)
Maple Sugar Bush Tour & Pancakes
Springtime in New Brunswick is the perfect time to get outside and experience an authentic Maple Syrup Farm! Join Gig and Jim on a 45 minute interpretive walk-through time. Learn about the history of sugar making from native times to the present day, visit the sugar shack where we turn our sap into pure maple syrup, and taste the traditional treat of oooey-gooey, deliciously sweet, maple taffy-on-snow. Details
65 Ganong Road, Erbs Cove
Saturdays & Sundays, March 13 – April 11, 2021 | Timed slots 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$15 – $25
Ticket sales will not begin until Tuesdays at approximately 9 am for the upcoming weekend, due changing COVID protocols.
Grab your skis, grab your snowshoes, and get up to Poley mountain!! Do check the social media pages for update on weather conditions and closure hours. Details
69 Poley Mountain Road, Sussex
Unplug and reconnect as a family. Make learning fun for everyone involved or help your children learn skills that will last for a lifetime, all while having a great time.
Kid’s Easter Bunny Box
NB Box specializes in gift boxes filled with the best locally made, small-batch and artisanal New Brunswick products! Check out their Easter Box filled with locally made goods just for kids! Treats to eat, books to read, things to play with, and even an activity, this box has a little something for every kid. Free local pick-up is available in Saint John. Details
Pick up at Halifax Seed, 664 Rothesay Avenue, Saint John
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The Cedarcrest Gardens is one of the largest garden centers in New Brunswick. Here you can find many varieties of plants, a selection of garden decor, tools, and accessories.
1050 Sandy Pt Rd.
Wednesdays – Saturdays | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Entertain the Teens
Keeping your teen motivated and entertained is a challenge in itself. Check out some suggestions for things to do with your teens.
Experience the taste of fresh ingredients, delicious flavours and different textures with charcuterie boards. The board features products from the merchants of the City Market.
Available Monday to Saturday
$28.75 – $63.25
- Make IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs
- Make Fruit Scones Served during Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace
- Make Light-as-Air Funnel Cakes Using Canada’s Wonderland’s Recipe
Take in the public art at various locations in Saint John.
Uptown Saint John
Riding your bike with your family is always a great way to spend an evening or even a weekend. It gets everyone outside, active and brings the family closer together.
Swim at Canada Games Aquatic Centre
The Canada Games Aquatic Centre will be running special Easter Weekend Swims. Swims include the blue slide, 1m and 5m diving boards, and Tarzan rope. Details
Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 50 Union Street, Saint John
Easter Weekend Hours:
Friday- 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Saturday- Regular Hours
Sunday- Regular Hours
Monday- Regular Hours
Tickets are $8/person and 1 ticket per person is required for all ages; Advanced registration is required
Fit Rocks Climbing Gym
Gather together your friends and work off some energy inside at the Fit Rocks Climbing Gym. This bouldering gym allows you to climb without the need for ropes or a harness. There are walls for all skill levels, and drop-ins are welcome.
40 Ashburn Lake Road
Do a Science Experiment
Check out our list of easy fun science activities/experiments that you can do at home. These experiments are easy and super fun in addition to being educational. Details
Visit a Nature Park
Enjoy the glorious natural hotspots in New Brunswick through hiking or a leisurely walk. From fabulous options to enjoy various migratory birds that visit the province to walking on the ocean floor, here are 20 places to enjoy nature in New Brunswick.
Saint John City Market
The Saint John City Market is the place to be if you are looking to experience what Saint John has to offer. It is the oldest continuing market in North America and is open six days a week. You can find everything from fresh produce to hand-crafted artisan items at this popular market.
47 Charlotte Street
Monday through Saturday
Turn 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. Details
248 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John
Take the family out for a casual Brunch atLily’s Lakeside Casual Dining, which is a registered charity. Lily’s menu features fresh, local ingredients in customers favorite dishes and also has Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten-Free Options available.
55 Lake Dr. S., Saint John
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Plan Your Summer Staycation
As per New Brunswick’s 2021-22 Provincial Budget, Explore NB Travel Incentive program that offered New Brunswickers a 20 per cent rebate on travel expenses within the province last year will be renewed. So round-up the family and make your plans to #exploreNB this summer.