The Friends of Beaubears Island are currently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Our projected opening date will be June 17. In compliance with existing guidelines, and wishing the safety of both our staff and our guests, all of our programs will offered to one ‘bubble’ at a time. Multiple guides will be onsite to facilitate time staggered tours, should more than one ‘bubble’ arrive at one time. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to book your experience in advance by paying online.

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.

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Another previously unaired episode - Peter Mitchell and Michael Adams square off for the Northumberland County seat in the House of Commons ... See MoreSee Less

September 19th, 4:00 pm

In the spring of 1897, Norwegian-Canadian photographer Ole Larsen, visited the site of Ernest Hutchison's lumbering operations on the Renous River. These photographs were hand coloured by J. Leonard O'Brien. ... See MoreSee Less

September 18th, 4:00 pm

Tim Humes was nearly stranded on the Island on our final day of tours in 2014.  This Good Samaritan thought his canoe was abandoned and took it to shore, hoping to find its owner. #TBT

Tim Humes was nearly stranded on the Island on our final day of tours in 2014. This Good Samaritan thought his canoe was abandoned and took it to shore, hoping to find its owner. #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

September 17th, 4:00 pm