We’ve taken something that you’ve known and loved – the AREA 506 Vendor Village – and turned it into an amazing experience on the Saint John waterfront. 

In June 2022, we opened the full waterfront experience with a diverse collection of retail shops, a performance space, a Waterfront Container Lounge, food trucks, public art and pop-up activities. All wrapped up in more than 60 shipping containers, celebrating everything that’s cool about our identity as a Port City.

Wednesday to Saturday: 11AM to 6PM
Sundays: 12 noon to 5PM 

We’ll have some extended hours when there’s a cruise ship alongside and for other special events.

Some other questions you might be asking yourself:

When is the Village open?

Regular hours for shops in the Container Village are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6PM and Sundays 12 noon to 6PM. We’ll have some extended hours when there’s a cruise ship in town or for special events and happenings, but those are the standard hours. When in doubt, check Facebook or Instagram.

Is it free to visit the Village

Of course! There’s never a charge to visit the vendors in the Container Village. Shop, grab some lunch at a food truck, a beverage at The Docks Container Lounge and enjoy it from the top level of the viewing deck. (seriously, you have to see the view from up there!)

The only time you’d need a ticket is if there was a special event or a band or whatever on the stage and you wanted to stick around to see the show. And even then, the shopping side would still be free to browse. 

Can I bring my dog?

We love dogs! Of course, any furry/​fluffy/​feathered/​scaly friends will need to be on a leash and on their best behaviour, but they’re welcome to browse the Vendor Village with you.

The only exception is for ticketed events on the stage, we’d suggest you leave them at home for those.