Well Saint John isn't such a bad place. It has a lot of history, and there are a number of sites to see. The weather in the summer is warm (15 to 30 C). I guess it is only warm depending on where you live!!! In the winter months we get snow....actually usually rain because we are the port city. It isn't overly cold.....cold enough (0 to -30)!!!
The people in Saint John are fairly friendly. As are the Maritime provinces. It is safe to walk through the city at night in most areas. Saint John is spread out over a large geographical area, but the population is only about 175,000 people.