30 Samuel de Champlain Monument at Queen Square in Saint John, Canada

Queen Square is a quiet, treelined neighborhood park. But every Sunday from mid-May until October, this transforms into the bustling Queen Square Farmers Market. On the right is a monument to Samuel de Champlain. The French navigator is credited with entering the river mouth during his second voyage to the New World on June 24, 1604. This was the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. So, he named the river la Rivière St-Jean (Saint John River). Four years later, Champlain founded today’s Québec City and became the Father of New France. This sculpture at Queen’s Square was created by Hamilton McCarthy and erected in 1910.

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16-20 Queen Square S, Saint John, NB E2L 1R7, Canada

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