Book flights from Toronto to Saint John and discover a new city like you’ve never seen. You’ll be charmed and ready to return for another visit.
Saint John, New Brunswick is the oldest incorporated city in Canada. So incorporate some fun into your visit by walking through the charming streets of Uptown Saint John. The historical buildings invite your gaze and also invite you inside for their retail delights.
Down on the waterfront, you can watch cruise ships dock while smaller boats zip around. And close by, the Market Square offers a range of entertainment to make you laugh, sing along and tap your toes to.
Don’t worry if you are already hungry from all your walking. The fresh Atlantic lobster? Authentic Thai? A modern bistro? A waterfront pub? The easiest thing about dining in Saint John is finding incredible food. The hardest? Well, deciding. But do make sure you grab a Bay of Fundy lobster roll. If it’s more local food you want, head over to the Saint John City Market, the oldest continuing farmers’ market in North America. Local vendors are ready to make sure you don’t leave town without something to satisfy you.
You can take a bit of Saint John home with you, from one of the many unique boutiques that dot the town. Local crafts and fashionable finds are here for you to discover, and to treasure once you are back home.
Make sure you stop at the Reversing Rapids lookout to witness the world’s highest tides colliding with the mighty St. John River. At high tide, the river actually reverses in the face of this unstoppable natural power. Get out on the water and enjoy harbour sightseeing tours or zipline across for an adrenaline rush.
And never forget history! You might just like the city’s historical buildings such as the New Brunswick Museum. Take the kids to the hands-on Discovery Centre. They’ll be engaged and you will be too.
Book flights from Toronto to Saint John and discover a city worth exploring, not just for its charm but for its natural wonders and deep roots of history.
Irving Nature Park is just to the east of Saint John, along the coastline that winds along the Bay of Fundy. Head here right after your Porter flight from Toronto to Saint John arrives.
Just a few kilometres away from downtown Saint John, this park has over 600 acres of volcanic rock and forest, plus beach, marsh and trails. From plants to animals, Irving Nature Park contains six unique ecosystems.
The park has views of the beautifully rugged Bay of Fundy. Get ready to walk through and learn about its various ecosystems, through its 11 kms of coastline. And you can get free guided tours from park staff members. They know lots about the park!
The park has a history of over 10,000 years. Some of the clamshells in the marine clay are this old, but don’t worry you can get fresh-caught clams when you head back to Saint John.
There are eight different trails for you to walk along in the park. Whether you are just a casual stroller or an experienced park hiker, there is a trail for you. And yes, you can walk on water, over the boardwalk that extends into the salt marsh. So many birds to spot – your binoculars are going to be very busy.
If you have not had enough wildlife, head on over to the Seal Observation Deck on the park’s harbour. The seals are always fun to watch as they dive to catch fish, or come out of the water to catch some sun.
If you are not afraid of heights, climb up to the park’s highest point, the Lookout Tower. You’ll be above the trees, so use the binoculars provided for a full look around the treetops and the ocean view.
If you are there in the summer, pack a lunch and choose a picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch, made even more delicious by all your walking. After lunch, get lost in a cedar maze. Fun for the family.
During the winter, there are great cross country ski trails – well-groomed and inviting. Speed through the thick-forested areas and enjoy all the winter wonderful scenery on your skis.
This natural wonder is one thing you can’t miss when you fly from Toronto to Saint John on Porter.
When your Porter flight from Toronto to Saint John touches down, don’t miss a visit to the Reversing Falls. This water wonder is sure to impress.
The rapids at Reversing Falls change their direction twice a day with three different tides: low, slack and high.
At low tide, there are rapids and whirlpools as the river empties into the bay. Then, the tides rise back up and the river current begins to slow. This is now the slack tide. It’s the calmest part of the entire cycle. Then the tide continues to rise so high that it reverses the flow of the river. The rapids form in the reverse direction, peaking at high tide. This occurrence takes place twice a day, every day.
The best time to visit is just before the end of low tide. During this period, the falls are vigorously rushing through – the most popular scenery of the day.
The Information Centre at Reversing Falls can answer your questions, helping you to learn about the water wonders that give rise to these tides.
To get right into the water, take a relaxing boat tour that runs through the calm portions of the tide. You can sit back and admire the beautiful scenery of both Saint John and the Reversing Falls.
For those who live life at a faster pace, jump on the jet boat tour and zip through the rapids. This ride takes you on sharp turns and high speeds – make sure you keep your arms inside the boat!
To slow right down, drive to the city’s southern end and walk along the Bay of Fundy. This beautiful hike is full of ocean views, beach and wildlife. Enjoy the beauty from the tall cliffs and get a different perspective of the Reversing Falls.
Before your flight from Saint John to Toronto takes off, no trip is complete without taking a selfie or two of the beauty that surrounds the Reversing Falls.
Fly direct from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Saint John Airport (YSJ), with a stop in Ottawa. Toronto to Saint John flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes on average. The distance from Toronto to Saint John is around 1,115 km / 695 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
Saint John Airport (YSJ) is about 17 km / 11 mi from downtown Saint John.
Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, and National offer car rental services at the Saint John Airport (YSJ).
Taxi to downtown costs about $30 CAD. Limousine service is also available.