Wolastoq (Saint John River)



Say it like so:  "Wuh-luh-stuhq."  Wolastoq is the traditional Maliseet name for what is commonly referred to as the Saint John River.  The river runs through Fredericton, creating what is locally known as the Northside and the Southside.  The city has placed walking trails along the banks, along with bridge access for cars at Westmorland Street, and pedestrian access at Westmorland and the Bill Thorpe bridge. 

Because of its humour, we included excerpts from R.M. Vaughan’s 96 tears (in my jeans) along the south bank of the Wolastoq between the Westmorland Street Bridge and the Lighthouse on the Green.