The Friends of Beaubears Island remain vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Interpretive Centre closes for the 2020 Season on September 26. 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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This folding marlinspike is a donation from the Miramichi Historical Society.  A marlinspike is used in such tasks as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, drawing line tight, and joining ropes under tension.

The marlinspike may be a separate tool or, like this one, one item on a pocket knife.

This folding marlinspike is a donation from the Miramichi Historical Society. A marlinspike is used in such tasks as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, drawing line tight, and joining ropes under tension.

The marlinspike may be a separate tool or, like this one, one item on a pocket knife.
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January 25th, 4:00 pm

Understanding that the current health guidelines prevent public events, and wishing to maintain the comfort and safety of our presenters and guests, we have chosen to cancel the 2021 Speaker Series, for the present time.  We hope to be able to present the event to you in the future, and are looking into ways in which that might be accomplished.  We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Understanding that the current health guidelines prevent public events, and wishing to maintain the comfort and safety of our presenters and guests, we have chosen to cancel the 2021 Speaker Series, for the present time. We hope to be able to present the event to you in the future, and are looking into ways in which that might be accomplished. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

January 22nd, 9:22 am

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Tough call, but probably the best one at this time...soon, things will be better.

A difficult decision to make but it was the right one at this time. Looking forward to attending when it will be safer.

Some familiar faces in the re-enactment of the Russell Shipyard, part of a live performance staged in 2010 #tbt

Some familiar faces in the re-enactment of the Russell Shipyard, part of a live performance staged in 2010 #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

January 21st, 4:00 pm