Welcome to Beaubears Island

Visit our Interpretive Centre at 35 St. Patrick’s Drive, Nelson-Miramichi

Meet our characters, from early French fur traders, to the Marquis Charles Deschamps de Boishebert, to the various shipbuilders who inhabited the island for over 100 years

Experience the multicultural history of the Miramichi

For more information on our tours and ferry services, click on the Plan a Visit page.

Discover a place where fortunes were made... and lives were lost
The Tide Recedes

The Tide Recedes

We’re excited to announce our next event in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of shipbuilding on the Island, a theatrical production, The Tide Recedes. This semi-biographical presentation pays tribute to John Harley, Beaubears Island’s final shipbuilder. Harley, who arrived in Miramichi from Ireland in 1823, built more than sixty ships on the River,… Continue Reading

Beaubears Island Speaker Series Wrap Up

Beaubears Island Speaker Series Wrap Up

The Friends of Beaubears Island would like to extend its thanks for all who made our Speaker Series so very successful over the course of the last month. Thanks to Todd Fitzpatrick and Nelson Rural School, for their gracious offer to host our guests and presenters, and to Bradley Russell, who facilitated access to the… Continue Reading

Beaubears Island
35 St. Patrick's Drive, Miramichi, NB E1N 4P6

Tel: (506) 622-8526

2018 Operating Dates: June 11 - Sept 29
Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre is easy to find, located in Miramichi NB. See the Locator Map for driving time and distances from many points of entry.