St. Andrews is a vibrant, active town year-round!

The time frame of your visit should coincide with the activities you want to pursue. Here are the general dates for some of our favourite activities:

Whale Watching:
Most successful from June to October, although marine wildlife is also plentiful in May.

From the well-kept lawns and flower beds of the town to the 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden in the middle of town, blooming season tends to be from May to October.

Festivals and Events:

Paddlefest – in early May, brings together a love out the outdoors and music with bands playing in venues throughout the town in the evenings and kayaking excursions through the day.

Bay of Fundy Seafood Week – in early June, Experience New Brunswick Seafood as you Never Have Before! Get out on a boat and see where it all begins. Watch and learn as some of New Brunswick’s top chefs and their friends show you how to cook like a pro. Take in the biggest Seafood Feast ever at Katy’s Cove, enjoy a cup of chowder in a cafe or indulge in a gourmet meal at one of our amazing restaurants.

Canada Day – celebrate Canada Day on July 1st like no other Canadian town with closed streets for markets, vendors, games, parade, events and more! Download the Printable Events Schedule

Kingsbrae Garden Challenge St. Andrews Triathalon – Challenge St. Andrews is a HALF distance race (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21 km run) on a course surrounded by the Bay of Fundy.

TRI St. Andrews by-the-Sea – a Sprint Distance Triathlon taking place during the Kingsbrae Challenge St. Andrews weekend in July; a chance for athletes to experience parts of the Challenge course and take in all of the Challenge St. Andrews festivities.

New Brunswick Day – a provincial holiday much celebrated in St. Andrews, is on the August long weekend of each year.

Indulge Food and Wine Festival – in mid-October, with something for everyone, this food and wine festival will not disappoint. Spoil your senses with activities such as the “Taste of St.Andrews”, Pie baking Contest and Pie Social, Music and Art, Wine Trial, a “Harvest Feast” at Kingsbrae Garden and more!

Christmas by-the-Sea – November and December in St. Andrews enjoy seasonal events and activities for the whole family, Holiday Shopping and more. View the events schedule here: Christmas by-the-Sea in St. Andrews.