Countdown to Marathon By The Sea


Every Saint John vacation takes you worlds away from the ordinary. Yet getting here is easier than you’d imagine. Whether you choose to drive, fly, ferry, or cruise, we’re as accessible as your trip will be memorable.

Saint John is a 60-minute drive from the U.S. border at Calais, Maine, 6 hours from Portland, 8 hours from Boston, a 4-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 3-hour ferry ride from Digby, Nova Scotia and a 10-hour drive from Montreal, Quebec.

Saint John is a 2-hour flight from Toronto, a one-hour flight from Montreal and 45 minutes from Halifax. Air Canada provides several daily direct flights to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Saint John Airport is located 16 km from the centre of the city.

All events take place at the furthest parking area at 333 Water Street, adjacent to the Diamond Jubilee Cruise terminal.

Here is also a Google Maps street view of the Diamond Jubilee at 333 Water Street so you will know it when you see it (please note Google is confussed and calls it 355 water street)


Runners are encouraged to plan in advance where they hope to park.

Uptown Saint John has several places to park within the uptown area of the City all within walking distance to the Delta hotel and our Start finish area at 333 Water Street. the following link takes you to the Uptown Saint John Parking guide.

Participants can also park on surrounding City streets such as Prince William, Duke, Queen, Canterbury, Germain etc.. Pay attention to parking signs that may limit parking or allow parking on one side of the street.

One final important note: Water street will be blocked off during all of our events and we suggest you do not park along this street unless you are willing to not leave until we reopen the street.