Pretty eerie, especially when it's raining and foggy. Desolate - where are the people of St. John?
Even when the entertainment hosts asked the audience if they liked St. John, the crowd was silent. When asking if we liked Halifax, people actually cheered because it was that much more interesting than St. John.
Suggestions, walk around town, check out the old market and cemetery.
Fun boardwalk with shops, restaurants and some street entertainment. Weather here was significantly better than St. John. When our tour was canceled due to lack of interest, we found Murphy's on the boardwalk and organized our own deep sea fishing which was cheaper and practically a private boat since it was us and a few others. They even dropped us off near the cruise terminal, which saved us time on our way back to the boat.