The Town of St. Andrews is truly a unique place. Considering its relatively small population (year round 1700, summer 2500), this wonderful town boasts a public art gallery, a community college, a world class golf course and numerous other amenities often associated with larger centers. Founded in 1783, the town still retains much of its old world charm. Streets that are safe, businesses that are owner-operated and original architecture are just a few of the things you will notice about St. Andrews.
What Makes St. Andrews Special?
The active and adventurous will find a wealth of adventure in St. Andrews. From strolling through Kingsbrae Garden, a 27 acre horticultural garden, to seaside golf and whale watching, to sailing, sea kayaking and scuba diving, there is something for everyone. For those who love the outdoors, St. Andrews offers seacoast walks, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, picknicking at Centennial Park, and more. Those who enjoy indoor pursuits will appreciate our intimate 120-seat theatre where plays, musical acts and movies are sure to entertain.
Tides of Passamaquoddy
Passamaquoddy Bay, which pulses to a tidal rhythm that may raise water levels 28 feet or more twice a day, surrounds the peninsula of St. Andrews. From low water to high water takes about 6.2 hours and in that time, up to 2-1/4 billion tons of water will swill into the Bay through the passages.
The new Thomas McBroom golf course is a must for the avid golfer. The quality and views from of this 18 hole par 72 course will inspire you to recapture the experience of seaside golf.
The shops of St. Andrews offer a diverse selection of goods from local woolens and hand-knits to specially selected gifts from the Maritimes and beyond. Visit the numerous studios and galleries for outstanding arts and crafts in a variety of media including pottery, floorcloths, hand-blown glass and painting.
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre is the oldest centre of its kind in Canada. Throughout the year, the centre offers a variety of courses and workshops in fine art, craft and nature studies. From painting, printmaking and pottery to jewelry making and stained glass, there is something for every age, interest and ability. Huntsman Oceansciences has teaching and aquaculture research laboratories as well as an aquarium for the public to enjoy. Meanwhile, artist Chinkok Tan offers summer painting workshops and the St. Andrews Arts Council regularly present an array of performing arts classes for all ages.
From family style, to fine dining, there is a restaurant in St. Andrews to suit your taste.
St. Andrews is rich in native, loyalist and immigrant history which is displayed and interpreted at several locations throughout the community including: Ross Memorial Museum, The Blockhouse, Sheriff Andrews House, The Gaol and Courthouse, Minister's Island and St. Croix Island. There are also several great old churches where visitors are welcome for daily tours.
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