Relax & Play
Location: First Level
Open from first coffee ’til last call, seven days a week, year round, our beautiful Indoor 3-story Atrium acts as a meeting place in Uptown Saint John. It’s the perfect place to take a break from shopping, grab a bite in our food court, relax with friends or connect to our free wifi to spend a few quiet moments alone. Our Atrium stage is host to festivals and events all year long, so you’ll never be at a loss for things to do winter, spring, summer or fall!
Our indoor fountain is surrounded by seating and real live trees! Close your eyes and make a wish and toss your coins in. Each month, Market Square donates the proceeds of the coins collected in the fountain to a local charity. We are thrilled to give back to our community.
Location: Second Level
Relax and Energize at our Aveda-Concept Spa. All 5 senses will be engaged at Element5 for a deeper guest experience. From the warm welcome and comforting tea to our personalized sensory rituals and signature treatments, you will be sure to love your spa experience. Offering full aesthetics, registered massage therapy, hairstyling and a retail boutique we are pleased to be a part of Market Square!
We are also very proud of our Skin Remodeling Machine, the first in NB! This is a brand new technology offered by Element5, which works to combat the causes and not merely the symptoms of aging. This system diminishes dermal density and muscle atrophy, the two conditions at the root of facial structural aging.
Element5 is proud to be an Aveda Concept Salon & Spa. Aveda, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant EssencesT, was founded in 1978 with the goal of providing beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that would be better for service providers and their guests, as well as for the planet.
Brands: Aveda | OPI | MiraCurl | BABE Hair Extensions
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The Summer Reading Club 2021 has begun and it’s all about unicorns, sea monsters, magic, and all things fantasy! You can register for the SRC in person at the library or online at http://www.gnb.ca/summerreadingclub .
We are also happy to invite families the library to participate in the following in-person activities. Due to covid-19 protocols, space is limited. Registration for programs is required.
Saint John Free Public Library Children’s Department
New Brunswick Museum
Location: First Level
The New Brunswick Museum provides a remarkable opportunity to discover our history, natural sciences, fine and decorative arts, to see whales, explore New Brunswick’s shipbuilding heritage, learn about the Bay of Fundy high tides or see evidence of a unique geological history.
Experience… family adventures for young and not so young. Participate in a day full of themed activities and exhibitions.
Discover… Inquiring minds need to know! The Discovery Gallery is open 7 days a week with activities for all ages and interests.
Research… Find artifacts, photographs and references from New Brunswick and around the world. Uncover the hidden secrets of the NBM’s diverse collections.
Admission: Adults $10.00, Children/Students $6.00, Seniors $8.00, Families $22.00. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am to 5pm, Thursday open until 9am – 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday and Holidays 12 noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays during winter months (November to Mid-May).
Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 9am to 9pm
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Canada Day, 9am to 5pm
Thanksgiving, October 10th, 9am to 5pm
Saint John Free Public Library
Location: Second Level
The Saint John Free Public Library – Overlooking the Atrium in Market Square, the Saint John Free Public Library offers something for everyone. The library provides access to a municipal collection of more than 215,000 items in its three branches and a provincial collection of more than 1.8 million items. We offer many programs and services ranging from storytime to public lectures. Some of our services provided are reference, inter-library loans and free public access computer workstations.
The Library’s goal is to encourage children, students, adults, seniors and parents to visit often to borrow books and attend free programs. The branch offers everything from computer training sessions, knitting programs for kids, genealogy resources, as well as the latest bestsellers and classic novels.
The Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square has much to offer out-of-town visitors including free WiFi and computers to check your email. Our library staff will be happy to help all visitors with any of our services.
Genealogy Research is a breeze with our extensive print and mircrofilm resources including Vital Statistics, books on genealogical research, family histories, newspapers and historical scrapbooks.
Come and relax in our comfortable lounge – Henry Meinhardt Memorial Reading Room – visitors will find magazines and 20 different newspapers from New Brunswick and elsewhere.
Located on the second and third floors in the Market Square complex, our library offers fantastic views of the Saint John Harbour, as well as paintings, sculptures and wall hangings by well-known Saint John and New Brunswick artists. The library has free computer access through WiFi or 22 public access computers.
The Special Collections Room is an authentic re-creation of a 19th century Victorian salon. The focus of the collections is on New Brunswickana, Canadiana, and local history materials. An extensive collection of southern New Brunswick newspapers are available on microfilm.
The Saint John Free Public Library is the oldest public library in Canada, founded in 1883.
Location: Boardwalk, North Market Wharf
Head out to our waterfront patio where we have events each and every single day all summer long!
Click here for the Market Square Event Calendar
Check out the stage performances at our free concerts
Take centre stage yourself at our weekly talent competitions
Visit our weekly themed festivals
Try some volleyball
Unwind with friends at our outdoor restaurant patios for some delicious food from our world- class chefs
Add a refreshing pint of Moosehead (or any of your favourite) to wet your whistle!
We’re also connected to the city’s Harbour Passage – a series of interconnected waterfront parks, recreation spaces and heritage sites. The Passage extends from our Boardwalk to a magnificent pavilion at the foot of Bentley Street and is accessible all year long. It’s perfect for walking, running, cycling and allows wonderful views of the Harbour and our working port.