I have been going there since I was a child as my mum's best friend lived there and we would spend a week in a cabin or cottage in the summer.
St. Andrews was established in 1783 by Loyalists from Castine, Maine. It has achieved a status as a National Historic District. Until the 1930's it was an exclusive summer retreat to wealthy Americans and Canadians who wished to escape the summer heat in the larger cities of Boston, Montreal and Toronto. They would travel by train and bring their servants with them for a month or summer long stay.
My husband, Murray, and I went to St. Andrews on Sunday afternoon to tour the Kingsbrae Garden (which I posted about yesterday) and then spent a little time down on Water Street and the Wharf.
It was a beautiful hot and sunny day and we really enjoyed our visit.
Here are some of the shops along Water St.
There was lots of activity on the water as the tide was just going out and the whale watching boats
were returning to the wharf.
These next pictures were taken in recent summers.
Many of the streets in the historic downtown plat have royal or
The style of the homes in the historic district are mainly saltbox, Cape Cod,
Georgian town house and summer houses in the American shingle style.
The Sherriff Andrews house which is a beautiful museum.
The large white building is the Kennedy Hotel, formerly the Shiretown Inn.
There are some lovely shops along Water St.
This is my favorite shop ~ Crocker Hill.
St. Andrew's is most famously known for it's historic hotel ~ The Algonquin.
We even spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon here and also came
back for our 25th anniversary. Next year is our 35th and it would be nice
to stay here once again. The hotel is owned by the N.B. government
and is now up for sale. I hope it will still be around for a long time to come!
This is just a brief glimse of this beautiful historic town. If you would like
to visit St. Andrews you can find more information at
I hope you enjoyed our little tour!
We are still in a hot spell here as is most of North America.
I am enjoying the sunny warm weather a lot.
It is such a short time that we do get a stretch of it here.
We don't have an air conditioner so I keep the windows and doors
closed all day and try to stay quiet and cool. By evening it is pretty hot
upstairs - about 25 C - and I open the windows to try and catch a bit
of the lovely evening breeze to cool down.
Have a wonderful day!