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KING'S SQUARE

   Care for a stroll in the park, try a walk around King's Square, all four sides have something to offer. Facing towards King Street you get a beautiful view of the harbour and just to the left you see the Old City Market. If you turn 90 degrees to your right you have a nice view of the Imperial Theatre, just recently restored to it's original glory, directly behind you or a full 180 degree turn you get a look at the Old No.2 Fire Station Museum and the Old St. John Court House with a incredible spiral stair-case, a piece of history in itself. Just down from the old St. John County Court House and to your left is the Loyalist Burial Grounds, again just recently renovated and beautifully done I might add by the folks from Irving Oil Ltd. Last but not least is the Old Band Stand right in the center of the square, a nice place to sit and feed the pigeons.

KING STREET

   No run-of-the-mill avenues here. In Saint John, even the city streets are spectacular. They're steeped in history - 400 years to be precise - and they're just plain steep. King Street, sloping to the harbour, is the shortest, steepest main street in Canada. At the bottom of the hill and to your left is the City Hall complex. This building is connected on three sides by an above ground tunnel system which allows for easy access to the Brunswick Square Shopping Complex and the Delta Hotel located near the bottom of King Street. The back of the building allows for access to the Saint John Aquatic Center and following the tunnel just a little further will gain you access to the Saint John Harbour Station (home of the Saint John Flames). On the opposite side you'll find another tunnel connecting the City Hall building with the North Market Wharf complex.

NORTH MARKET WHARF

   The North Market Wharf was designed to keep the historical look of the wharf area alive, by using some of the existing structures (dating back to the 1800's) for the exterior face they were able to preserve the look of the era of when these buildings were first erected. On entering the interior of this facility you are greeted with a more modern look. Housed inside is a huge variety of specialty stores, restaurants, the Saint John Library, the New Brunswick Museum and a beautiful fountain as a center piece. Continuing on down to the back of the building is the Saint John Trade And Convention Center with some original art work displayed at it's entrance. Across from the main entrance to the Trade And Convention Center is the Saint John Hilton Hotel enjoying a full view of the harbour.

THE OLD CITY MARKET

   The market's distinctive design was selected in a competition among local architects, and constructed by the city's skilled tradesmen of the day. The roof is the inverted keel of a ship. A charming mix of history and culture, the Saint John City Market is still a major shoppers delight. From fresh produce, to the catch of the day and everything in between, there is never a shortage of things to buy. A Clean and well lit interior makes it easy for shoppers to find what they are looking for. The friendly merchants are always ready to serve.
   A Clean and well lit interior makes it easy for shoppers to find what they are looking for. The friendly merchants are always ready to serve. The back entrance to the Old City Market allows for those rare rainy days, by accessing the underground tunnel connecting the City Market to the Brunswick Square shopping mall. These tunnels below and above ground allow the visitor easy access to the huge variety of stores, restaurants, cultural centers and sports centers, for example the New Brunswick Museum Saint John Aquatic Center and the Saint John Harbour Station (home of the Saint John Flames)

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