Canada/New Brunswick: Saint John – Historic Old Town

Saint John is the largest city of the Canadian province of New Brunswick and also the oldest officially incorporated city in Canada, founded in 1793 by the British Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. The was a settlement here before that and it was actually here at the mouth of Saint John river where the French landed in 1604. The French were later deported by the British. The historic old town is very compact and is a grid of streets lined up with spectacular Victorian Era brick buildings and several magnificent churches (especially the Trinity Church). The main Prince William street has the highest concentration of the old buildings, while the Market Street has a lot of restaurants and cafes. And definitely stop at the Lobster Co. for a fresh lobster dinner!