Saint John

Get more than you imagine for less than you’d think in Saint John

Colourful. Compact. Connected convention space. A centuries-old seaport running on 21st Century technology at the edge of nature. Where downtown is Uptown and the highest tides in the world play tug-of- war with the Saint John River. Salt and inspiration are always in the air. Meeting planners may appreciate Saint John’s Inside Connection and proximity to Fundy Bay convention facilities, but it’s the wild beauty and warm Maritime hospitality that draws delegates back year over year.

Saint John by the Numbers




11,427 sq m | 123,000 sq ft

Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

1,406 sq m | 15,136 sq ft |
1,100 Gala


836 sq m | 9,000 sq ft |
720 Gala

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This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Include local experts in their agendas —ICT, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare pros drive Saint John’s economy
  • Appreciate a great value – get more for less in Saint John
  • Launch new ideas against larger-than-life natural wonders
  • Prefer to be contained. Here meeting space is connected to hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Blend team building with outdoor recreation
  • Push their teams past tried and true toward cutting-edge solutions

You can count on:

  • Open minds. Open hearts. Saint John is open for business.
  • 21st Century meetings spaces in a heritage Uptown
  • An Inside Connection pedway linking meeting spaces with hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Abundant team building and recreation activities along the Bay of Fundy
  • Plenty of fresh lobster and cans of Acadian caviar going home with your delegates

Industry Leadership

Learn more about Saint John's Industry Leadership


Saint John Airport (YSJ) to registration desk: 20-minute drive

Once you’re here: heritage trolleys, kayaks, ziplines, and boat cruises



Get a good night’s rest

Delta and Hilton are some of the major hotel chains your participants will recognize. The Inside Connection Pedway includes these two hotels, the waterfront convention centre, New Brunswick Museum, historic City Market, Harbour Station arena, two shopping centres and seasonal boardwalk. Delegates can leave jackets behind and enjoy the ease of the pedway system traveling between venues.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking.

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

January to April

November and December



-1°C to 9°C 

30.2°F to 48.2°F


10°C to 22°C 

50°F to 71.6°F  


3°C to 12°C 

37.4°F to 53.6°F



-12°C to -1°C 

10.4°F to 30.2°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Destination Canada Business Events helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit