New Brunswick Museum

What is a geopark? What is Stonehammer? Where does our Stonehammer adventure begin? Who explored and discovered the geology of the area? These are typical questions we are asked and all can be answered here. Whether your tour is self-guided, interpretive, in the gallery or one of the hands-on Stonehammer experiences you will find the answers for yourself!

Explore, discover and enjoy all that the New Brunswick Museum has to offer! A visit to the New Brunswick Museum brings heritage to life. Join us and discover a world of fun, learning and wonderment. The Market Square Exhibition Centre offers three floors and 60,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibition spaces and a wide range of programs and events. The Collections, Archives and Research Library and Head Office are situated at the Douglas Avenue Collections Centre.

Access:
Access:
Open Year Round
Closed Mondays: November 1st – May 15th
Disabled Friendly:
Yes
Hours:
Exhibition Centre
Monday-Wednesday & Friday
9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-9pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday Noon-5pm
Canada Day 9am-5pm
Thanksgiving 9am-5pm
December 31st 10am-4pm
Holiday Hours: Noon-5pm
Collections and Research Centre,
Archives and Research Library
*
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm
*Note: Access to the collections and the expertise of curators and other staff is available by appointment and through specific NBM programmes and activities.
Location:
Uptown, Saint John
Address:
Exhibition Centre
1 Market Square
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4Z6 ~ Canada
Collections and Research Centre,
Archives and Research Library

277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5 ~ Canada
GPS:
45.2734691, -66.0647684

Irving Nature Park

Some of the park’s natural charms are its long sandy beaches and rugged woodlands, great for jogging and hiking. See where glaciers met the sea 15,000 years ago. View the ecological diversity of the Bay of Fundy, watching harbour porpoises, fish, mussels, whelks, periwinkles, sea urchins, harbour seals, starfish and much more!

The Irving Nature Park is a 600 acre (243 hectare) site created by J.D. Irving, Limited to help protect an environmentally significant area. This special part of the Fundy coastline, minutes from downtown Saint John, a major urban centre of New Brunswick, is now a place where the public can enjoy and experience the various ecosystems of the Southern New Brunswick coastline.

  • The peninsula of volcanic rock and forest on the Bay of Fundy is swept twice daily by some of the highest tides in the world. Mud flats and salt marsh are along one side. A long sandy cobble beach is on the other.

  • The area nurtures one of the province’s richest marine ecosystems. The area is a traditional staging site for migratory and marine birds that travel between the Arctic and South America. It is a breeding ground for many waterfowl of the Atlantic coastline.

  • Park visitors enjoy the park’s rugged beauty, its trails and lookout points, its boardwalk on the salt marsh with amazing birding opportunities, its picnic sites and its free gas barbecues.

  • As Canada’s first designated “Urban Star Park”, INP hosts astronomy outings with local experts as well as offering geology tours.

  • Two massive cedar hedge mazes as well as playground for tots. All programs and admission are offered free of charge. The park is owned and maintained by J.D. Irving, Limited.

Access:
Access:
Disabled Friendly:
Hours:
Location:
West Saint John
Address:
1379 Sand Cove Road
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4M3 ~ Canada
GPS:
45.2257772, -66.1175892
Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark