St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
New Brunswick, Canada

“A dreamy little town”
- Cottage Life

Framed by the Passamaquoddy Bay and the nearby Atlantic Canada’s treasure, the Bay of Fundy, St. Andrews is rooted in history, art and culture. A more charming waterfront town cannot be found in Atlantic Canada.

St. Andrews is not only stunningly beautiful but offers an extraordinary array of opportunities to pursue interests in art, culture, food & wine, and adventure. Experience fine dining, cozy cafes, beaches, local shopping, festivals, the world’s highest tides, whale watching, golf, and more.

It’s a place that’s been here forever, or at least it feels like that. A seaside village that has roots, a story, a legacy. You can feel it in the architectural bones of the place – cedar shingled cape cods, elegant estate homes, Loyalist cottages, and at the top of the hill, the iconic Tudor–styled Algonquin Resort. Porches and white picket fences, wild roses and hollyhocks all reminisce of by-gone days.

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At first blush Water Street boutiques, art galleries, hand knit shops and cafes steal the show. But it’s hard to keep your eyes from looking out to sea.

The lure of the Bay of Fundy, one of the marine wonders of the world, beckons at every corner. Migrating whales, birds and sea mammals are just off shore and always a thrill to spot. Whale watching, fishing, sailing and beachcombing are favoured pastimes. Attractions like the Huntsman Marine Laboratory and Aquarium offer keen insight into our marine ecology.

Back on land a round of golf on the 100-year-old St. Andrews golf course is a must. Rated one of the Top Ten Oceanside Courses in North America the hazards might include deer, a rousing tune on the bagpipes or maybe one too many glasses of scotch at Canada’s oldest golf clubhouse [1894]. For a more genteel swing, a round of croquet with afternoon tea at Kingsbrae Gardens, one of the very best in North America, can be enjoyed.

There’s something here for everyone, no matter your passion or pleasure. A swim in a salt water tidal pool at Katy’s Cove, kayaking just offshore, a painting or photography class at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature centre, a tour of Sir William Van Horne’s seaside home on Ministers Island, mountian biking or hiking, antique shopping or savouring seasonal menus with fresh seafood and heirloom vegetables. Perhaps the CaviarIndulgence menu at the five-star Relais & Chateaux Kingsbrae Arms or live music down at the Red Herring pub are more your style.

Where the ebb and flow of everyday living gets lost at sea