Relax & Play


Location: First Level

Open from early until late, seven days a week, our beautiful sky-lit two-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 at our food court meals-to-go or four unique restaurant dining rooms or pubs, relax with friends or connect to our free Wi-Fi to spend a few quiet moments alone. Our Atrium and stage is host to festivals and events year round, such as the annual Sea Glass Festival, Five Festive Fridays, Uptown Sparkles, and Saturdays with Santa, as well as job fairs and non-profit events.

The Saint John Free Public Library, on the second level, is celebrating its 140th year this year!

The indoor fountain is surrounded by seating and live plants. Close your eyes, make a wish, and toss your coins in. Twice a year, 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.

Element5 Spa

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

Phone: 506-642-7725 john

Facebook: Element 5 Spa

Hours: Monday – Tuesday, 10:00am to 7:00pm;  Wednesday – Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm;  Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Saint John Free Public Library

Location: Second Level

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.

For out-of-town visitors there is free WiFi and computers to check your email or conduct research. 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.

Phone: 506-643-7220

Childrens’ Dept: 506-643-7239



Monday: 10:00  a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. – 8:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. – 8:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

The Boardwalk

Location: Boardwalk, North Market Wharf

As of January 2022, the Boardwalk area is closed to the public for the refurbishment project of the waterfront area.

For information on the Fundy Quay Project, call the city of Saint John at 506-658-2869.