The Friends of Beaubears Island remain vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with existing guidelines, and wishing the safety of both our staff and our guests, all of our autumn and winter programming and events will continue to be offered to one ‘bubble’ at a time.

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:

Discover a place where fortunes were made... and lives were lost.

The Latest News & Events

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A voyage across the Miramichi River by the Barbara Ann in 2013 #tbt

A voyage across the Miramichi River by the Barbara Ann in 2013 #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

February 25th, 4:00 pm

Cletus looks at the tenacity of animal life aboard the Intrinsic in 1869 ... See MoreSee Less

February 24th, 4:00 pm
The Silistria was launched by the Harley and Burchill shipyard in 1854.  Ten years later, it began taking migrants to New Zealand.

Le Silistria a été lancé par le chantier naval Harley & Burchill en 1854. Dix ans plus tard, il a commencé à emmener des migrants en Nouvelle-Zélande.

The Silistria was launched by the Harley and Burchill shipyard in 1854. Ten years later, it began taking migrants to New Zealand.

Le Silistria a été lancé par le chantier naval Harley & Burchill en 1854. Dix ans plus tard, il a commencé à emmener des migrants en Nouvelle-Zélande.
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February 23rd, 4:00 pm