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Lorneville Beach panorama

Ocean Westway/Lorneville

Spruce Lake

Peaceful. Spacious. Green.

The Ocean Westway/Lorneville neighbourhoods are where residents enjoy large lots, wide open spaces, and a slower pace of life. Kids here have yards to play ball in, and families have ATV and walking trails to explore. 

In these more rural of the Saint John neighbourhoods, a vehicle is required to get around, but with convenient highway access, most of life’s necessities are a short drive away. And the ocean is a stone’s throw away, too. The homes here, mostly single family detached by far, were built mostly in the 60s and 70s, although other housing options are available.

Historically, Loyalists arrived in the area in 1783, but it was Irish immigrants after 1825 who really grew the area. At one time, before the commercial salmon fishery was closed in 1972, there were 45 fishermen making a living in the Bay of Fundy. Lobster is now “the catch of the day.” In the days before refrigeration, the southern shores of Spruce Lake were lined with ice houses and the ice was hauled into the city on the railcars of the Grand Southern Railway. Remnants of the rail line remain today.

The boundaries and data used to define the neighbourhoods in this section are supplied by Statistics Canada as Census Tracts and may not reflect exact local area names and boundaries. Every effort has been made to include as many local names as possible. 

Photo Album

A cliff in Lorneville Old boat shed in Lorneville Colpitts Avenue Welcome to Lorneville sign Lorneville Cematary Historic Lorneville Church Black Beach Lorneville Spruce Lake Trail Rainbow over Lorneville Harbour Spruce Lake Trail Lorneville Church Sunset in Lorneville Spruce Lake Trail in Fall Trails along Spruce Lake

Council Representatives

Ward 1

Transit Routes and Stops