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Fundy Winterfest 2024

Citizens invited to Fundy Winterfest

The City of Saint John will play host to winter wellness events through February and March, in partnership with Fundy Winterfest.

Fundy Winterfest is a 6-week long event from February 1 to March 10, 2024, where people celebrate and embrace winter as an opportunity to connect across generations, communities, classes and cultures.

The 6 communities of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield and St. Martins welcome you to participate in winter initiatives that empower everyone, including our most vulnerable residents, to be active in winter!

Passport to Parks: Rockwood Park Glows

Rockwood Park and Lily Lake will play host to an afternoon and evening of wintery activities to warm up to Saturday, February 3. Come out and enjoy live music, DJ, trolley rides, First Nations storytelling, face painting, food vendors, and fireworks at 7:00 p.m.

Warm up inside with hot chocolate, snacks, and story time. The fun continues into the evening with a bonfire, and fireworks. Prizes will be awarded to individuals/families dressed in their brightest outfit. All activities are free and take place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lily Lake and the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre, weather and conditions permitting.

Due to the event, vehicle traffic into Rockwood Park will be restricted between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Barricades will be in place at the main gate into Rockwood Park during this time. The gate will be set up at the Lake Drive South entrance on Mount Pleasant Avenue.

People wishing to park in Rockwood Park during this time have four options inside the park.  The top parking lot on the right at the entrance to the Park, the two parking lots at Fisher Lakes, and the Saint John Horticultural Association parking lot.

Those community members with a disability who require accessible parking should speak to staff at the traffic checkpoint for assistance.

The Fisher Lakes Parking lot is accessed through the back parking lot off Hawthorne Avenue Extension.

P.R.O. Kids presents Saint John Sea Dogs Skills Competition

The City of Saint John is excited to partner with the Saint John Sea Dogs to host the 2nd annual Fundy Winterfest skills competition on February 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Murray Arena. The Sea Dogs will be participating in an all-out skills competition, featuring fastest skater, hardest shot, breakaway challenge, accuracy challenge, smoothest stickhandler, shoot from center, and best passer.

Every spectator will be provided a raffle ticket to win a chance to participate in a “shoot from center” challenge!

Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local shelters.

Guided Snowshoe Events

Experience Fundy Winterfest and Rockwood Park this February with your family and friends by joining our team on free guided-snow shoeing adventures sponsored by City of Saint John.

The snowshoe events will include hot chocolate and a warm bonfire. Participants are encouraged to dress the weather conditions. All snowshoe events will be guided and require sign up prior at Guided Tours - Inside Out Nature Centre.

  • February 14 – Valentines Snowshoe 1-8pm
  • February 24 – Snowmoon Snowshoe 5:30-8:30pm
  • February 29 – Leap Year Snowshoe 5:30-8:30pm
  • March 7 – 1-3pm and 4-6pm March Break Snowshoe

If the weather is not favourable for snowshoeing, then a guided hiking event will be the alternative.

Enjoy a fireside hot chocolate after the snowshoe and stay longer to enjoy special menu items including Lily's Famous Nachos Lily Lake Pavilion.

You must register to participate at

Find your hats and mitts– you won’t want to miss out on this Greater Saint John Winter experience!

For more information about the events in the Greater Saint John region, visit

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, email or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.