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.

2018 Holiday Hours 12pm-5pm

*See sidebar for regular hours

Exhibition Centre

Family Day, February 19th
Victoria Day, May 21st
Canada Day, July 1st
NB Day, August 6th
Thanksgiving, October 8th
Remembrance Day, November 11th
December 27th to 31st
Closed March 30th, April 1st & 2nd, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Closed December 24th to 26th. Closed January 1st, 2019.

Collections and Research Centre

Archives and Research Library

Closed March 30th and April 2nd, Good Friday and Easter Monday. Closed December 18th to January 1st, 2019

Access:
Access:
Open Year Round
*Closed Mondays: November 1st, 2017 – May 15th, 2018
Disabled Friendly:
Yes
Hours:
Exhibition Centre
Monday*, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-9pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 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

Fundy Trail

Hugging cliff tops above the world’s highest tides experience the Fundy Trail Parkway. Listen… the sound of the waterfalls. Triassic rocks, where the Atlantic Ocean was born! Look… a flower-pot rock. Taste… the salt of the sea. Smell… mossy ground. Touch… the age-old rock outcrop. Here you discover a peaceful, serene calm that feeds the soul. Hike it! Bike it! Drive it! See it!

The Fundy Trail opens up previously unreachable areas of the Bay of Fundy coastline and panoramic views. The 16 km (10 miles) trail begins just outside St. Martins, New Brunswick and is less than an hour’s drive from Saint John or Sussex on Route 111.

  • The Fundy Trail is a wheelchair-friendly coastal access network which includes a low-speed auto parkway with scenic lookouts, a pedestrian/bicycle trail, footpaths to beaches and river estuaries, and an Interpretive Centre.

  • 4 hour guided hikes and fall foliage hikes are also available.

  • Visitors can hike, bicycle, cross-country ski or drive the Fundy Trail, depending on the season.

  • The pedestrian and bicycle trails connect to paths and stairways, across a suspension footbridge, past waterfalls towering 250 m above pristine beaches.

  • Many of the lookouts and observation decks along the low-speed auto route are wheelchair friendly, and all offer spectacular views.

  • Dogs on leashes are welcome on our trails. Bring them into the Interpretive Centre at Big Salmon River for a special treat.

Access:
Access:
Mid May (Victoria Day weekend), through mid October (Canadian Thanksgiving weekend) Off-season access to the park is available through our off-season gate located just outside the main entrance for walking, hiking and biking only.
Disabled Friendly:
Yes
Hours:
May 19-Jun 23 9am-5pm
Jun 24-Aug 18 8am-8pm
Aug 19-Sep 4 9am-7pm
Sep 5-Oct 9 9am-5pm
Location:
Address:
Entrance
3 Fundy Trail Parkway
Salmon River, New Brunswick
E5R 1W4 ~ Canada
Office
229 Main Street
St. Martins
E5R 1B7 ~ Canada
GPS:
45.4085942, -65.4314777
Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark