St. Andrews, or St. Andrews By-the-Sea, as it is commonly called, was founded in 1783 by the United Empire Loyalists. This little seaside Town is well preserved with many of the original buildings still gracing the Town Plat. Some of these building were barged to the area from Castine, Maine at the end of the Revolutionary War and are listed under the New Brunswick and Canadian Registry of Historic Places.
Throughout the decades, St. Andrews has welcomed visitors from all corners of the earth. Today, the town represents one of the best preserved examples of colonial heritage in North America. While maintaining its charm, St. Andrews is also a dynamic and prosperous community. Small town values and friendly neighbours mix easily with a spirited business environment. For the residents of St. Andrews, life is indeed charmed.
While in St. Andrews, be sure to visit…
Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the town, the iconic luxury hotel has attracted generations of travelers to St. Andrews for over a century. Take in the impressive views of the Passamaquoddy Bay from the resort’s rooftop garden or, better still, while playing the newly-renovated 18-hole Algonquin Golf Course.
St. Andrews Waterfront
Visit the unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants housed in many of the historic buildings of Water Street before taking a stroll to the end of wharf for picturesque views of nearby Navy Island.
Walk the many paths of the award-winning 11-hectare horticultural masterpiece to explore its many botanical wonders and petting zoo. Take a walk with alpacas, and perhaps you’ll be lucky to catch a concert at KIRA, the new ampitheatre.
Drive the ocean floor at low tide to reach the island paradise that was once the former summer home of railway tycoon, Sir William Van Horne.
The town’s last remaining wooden defense structure from the War of 1812, this Parks Canada historical site facing the harbour is the perfect place to bring a picnic lunch or to take in the sunset.
Learn about all the unique marine life the Bay of Fundy has to offer while getting hands-on experience with some of the undersea locals at the touch tank. The Aquarium offers behind the scenes tours, educational workshops, and tours on its research vessel where you can seek out scallops!