Situated on New Brunswick’s west coast in charming St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, St. Andrews Blockhouse overlooks the harbour, offering stunning views of the Bay of Fundy tides. Plan to spend an hour touring the site and park-like grounds. St. Andrews is a 30-minute drive from US/Canada border (between Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick). It’s a 1.25 hour drive from Saint John, and two hours from the Fredericton airport.;

Getting here

St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site
23 Joes Point Road
Saint Andrews, NB E5B 2J7
  •  Telephone:
    • June - August: 506-529-4270
    • September - May: 506-636-4011

Travelling by car

The site is located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The town is:

  • 30 minute drive east of Calais, Maine.
  • 1 hour drive west of Saint John, New Brunswick.

When travelling on Route 1:

  1. Turn south onto Highway 127 at Exit 14 or 29;
  2. Drive for 10-15 minutes until you reach Reed Avenue;
  3. Turn right at Harriet Street and right again at the bottom of the street;
  4. Watch for local signs indicating the Blockhouse.

Hours of operation

Open from June 1 to August 31 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Free admission in 2017!

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Picnic Area Picnic area
Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Restaurant or café
Dogs on leash
Parking Parking
Restrooms Restrooms