Where to Shop in New Brunswick
Nov 7, 2022 at 7:00 AM in Where to Shop by
Charming New Brunswick offers lots of ways to shop, if you’re looking for some retail therapy during your trip. In addition to your typical shopping malls, the destination also offers a wide range of local shopping, from historic farmers markets to independent boutiques with unique finds that you simply can’t buy anywhere else.
Here are a few best places to shop in New Brunswick, to add to your itinerary.
1. For traditional mall shopping, head to Champlain Place.
If it’s traditional mall shopping you’re looking for, with all your typical retailers that you know to expect in any international mall, then head over to Champlain Place. The shopping mall is not only the largest mall in all of New Brunswick, but also the largest mall on this entire side of Canada. Expect recognizable anchor stores like Bass Pro Shops, H&M, Toys-R-Us and Walmart, alongside smaller stores from well-known brands like Eddie Bauer and L.L. Bean. You’ll also find a smattering of restaurants here, including fast food options.
2. For the oldest ontinually operating farmers market in Canada, check out Saint John’s City Market.
Stop by to check out the local wares and produce and pick up a drink or snack to sustain you through the rest of your explorations. Dating back to the 1800s, the market brings together an array of vendors and merchants selling everything from coffee to artwork, gifts and souvenirs to ready-to-eat food. Make sure to check out the farmers market’s website before you go, too, and download the market’s recommended self-guided walking tour.
3. the Marche Moncton Market is another can’t-miss farmers market shopping experience.
There are more than 100 vendors in an indoor setting that’s open year-round, every Saturday. Pick up a new work of art, some fresh produce, baked goods, locally made teas, a cup of coffee, jewelry — the locally produced options are wide and varied enough to offer something for everyone.
4. If you’re always a fan of digging through flea market wares in hopes of finding your next great treasure, you won’t want to miss the annual Sussex Flea Market.
Held once per year in August, in Sussex, New Brunswick, the weekend event attracts nearly a thousand vendors.
5. If you can’t make it to the Sussex Flea Market in August, you might be able to catch the July Shediac International Flea Market.
A similarly favorited event in New Brunswick, the flea market has been ongoing for more than two decades.
6. Market Square in Saint John, offers an array of shops alongside restaurants, a boardwalk, spa, atrium and even a library.
The spot is also a popular setting for events, so be sure to check out the venue’s calendar before your trip, to see what unique activities you might be able to catch.
But what will you do when you’re not shopping? For more help planning your New Brunswick trip, check out the Discovery Map New Brunswick guide, for recommendations for best places to stay, things to do, restaurants to visit and more.