Travelling the Route
The St. John River Heritage Corridor follows the river from the Québec/New Brunswick border down to Canada’s wonder of the world, the Bay of Fundy. Along the way it passes through thriving cities full of culture and festivals, to enchanting towns and villages bursting with local cuisine and history. This is one of Canada’s oldest regions and the history and stories are abundant.
The St. John River Heritage Corridor follows New Brunswick’s Fiddlehead Scenic Drive, and those travelling by road will be rewarded with breathtaking views along quiet roads.
For the cycling or hiking enthusiast, the Trans Canada Trail runs the length of the Heritage Corridor, and travel along the combination of land trails and scenic byways make the Heritage Corridor some of the best cycling in Atlantic Canada.
If water travel is your preferred mode, the Heritage Corridor has a treat for you. The lower 150 kilometres of the river has been named the best inland boating in Atlantic Canada. Longs reaches mean you can stretch your sails or your motor, and there is always a quiet cove to spend the night.
This portion of the river is designated Trans Canada Trail Water Trail-one of 3 in Canada. Wharves dot the length of this part of the river, so access to restaurants, charming B&B’s and campgrounds is easy.
However you visit, you will be inspired along the 400 kilometres Of Canada’s Most Storied River.