Plan your visit
Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site
Access to the tower will not be available this year due to ongoing restoration work.
The site is located on the west side of Saint John, New Brunswick less than 10 minutes from the city centre.Begin your visit by taking in the engaging Visitor Centre video and exhibits before climbing to the top of the hill and taking in a spectacular view of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes touring the Visitor Centre and grounds.
What to know before travel: facilities and visitor facility improvements.
The seasonal and discovery admission passes can be purchased on-site. Buy your Discovery Pass here.
All the services, accessible facilities and experiences
Daily visitor fees, free admission for youth.
The site is located in West Saint John, New Brunswick.
From Highway 1, eastbound traffic should take Exit 120 (Digby Ferry) before the Saint John Harbour Bridge and follow the Parks Canada Beaver signs and Digby Ferry signs to Market Place. At the end of Market Place, turn right at St. John/Dufferin Row to Whipple. Watch closely for the Beaver signs.
From Highway 1, westbound traffic takes Exit 120 (Digby Ferry) after the Saint John Harbour Bridge. Continue straight on Market Place. At the end of Market Place, turn right at St. John/Dufferin Row to Whipple. Watch closely for the Beaver signs.
From the Digby Ferry, exit the terminal on Digby Ferry Road. Continue straight onto Lancaster Street. Turn left at Lancaster and St. John Street. Continue onto Dufferin Row. At the end of Dufferin Row, turn right onto Whipple Street. Watch for the Beaver signs.
By Public Transit
Saint John Transit services the city’s west side. Although no bus route services Carleton Martello Tower directly, the Harbour Bridge route (#15A, #15B) stops within a short walking distance of the site.
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