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Fort Howe National Historic Site of Canada

Magazine Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Great view of the city.

Been here often. Great city view. Nice place to go and have a light lunch in your car. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Saint John, Canada
Great spot to view the harbour and uptown

This spot is nice for a walk and provides a great view of the harbour and the uptown area of the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
New Brunswick, Canada
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Magazine Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Been here often. Great city view. Nice place to go and have a light lunch in your car. Perfect place to watch the sunset.

Thank davb0n
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This spot is nice for a walk and provides a great view of the harbour and the uptown area of the city. Excellent for when there are fireworks for Canada Day and other events. There are also monuments that can be found in various areas...More

Thank Prpeach
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My husband and I are lovers of history and historical architecture so we decided to take in the sites of Fort Howe one afternoon. However, once we got there it became evident that this site isn't used so much for tourism and history teaching, but...More

Thank chexcentaur
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Blockhouse is not open, or was not when we were there but there are a number of very informative placards at the site and in the vicinity that explains a bit of history about the place. The view over the town is excellent and...More

Thank travellover795943
Reviewed 30 September 2016

While on a tour of Saint John we stopped at Fort Howe. There is a Monument, Plaque and different flags to see a nice tribute to the Old Military Fort. But the Area sits atop a hill overlooking the Town & Harbor so we had...More

1  Thank B C
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Historic site located in central Saint John, NB, which provides great views of the city and waterfront. Tour buses frequently take the visiting cruise ship passengers to the highest peak so they can get a panoramic view of the area and some great pics as...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 23 September 2016

While there isn't really anything to do aside from look at the fort you can see a great view of the city from up here. If you are in Saint John you might as well check it out and it's free so you have nothing...More

Thank KaleSaintJohn_Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We happened upon Fort Howe and totally enjoyed the beautiful views overlooking St John Harbor. There were 2 cruise ships docked.

1  Thank maryannGoffstown_Nh
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a nice sunny day and we decided to have a walk from Downtown Harbor to the Fort, going on the nice paved trail along St. John River. The area is very nice and well developed for walking and running. Once you get on...More

1  Thank mircearau
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lots of history here. Parks Canada does a great job with these sites, and we enjoyed the visit. Consider buying a "Discover Pass" if you are going to visit many Parks Canada sites, it is a good deal and valid for the next two years.

2  Thank Bill M
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