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.

The Latest News & Events

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Ken Walker moves onto Beaubears Island to discuss "the living plant" ... See MoreSee Less

July 14th, 4:00 pm

This Beaver Tail Log Dog was used to assist in the transportation of logs from the woods to the lumber mill. The object’s primary purpose was to keep the logs in formation down the river.

This Beaver Tail Log Dog was used to assist in the transportation of logs from the woods to the lumber mill. The object’s primary purpose was to keep the logs in formation down the river. ... See MoreSee Less

July 13th, 4:00 pm

Take a quiet virtual walk through the centre of the island with us today! ... See MoreSee Less

July 12th, 4:00 pm