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 programming and events will be offered to one ‘Steady 15’ 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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The Interpretive Centre opens May 26, three weeks to go!

Le centre dinterprétation ouvre ses portes le 26 mai, il ne reste plus que trois semaines !

The Interpretive Centre opens May 26, three weeks to go!

Le centre d'interprétation ouvre ses portes le 26 mai, il ne reste plus que trois semaines !
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May 5th, 4:02 pm
Sickness caused the death of seven of Joseph & Anne Russells nine children. This tomb was built for the children in 1847.  Interred here are 5 girls & 2 boys, ages 3 yrs. to 22 yrs. old - sons James & Thomas, and daughters Janette, Ann, Betsy, Elizabeth and Agnes

Sickness caused the death of seven of Joseph & Anne Russell's nine children. This tomb was built for the children in 1847. Interred here are 5 girls & 2 boys, ages 3 yrs. to 22 yrs. old - sons James & Thomas, and daughters Janette, Ann, Betsy, Elizabeth and Agnes ... See MoreSee Less

May 4th, 4:00 pm

The story of the ongoing restoration of ancient portage trails in New Brunswick, part of the weekly exclusive content available to "Island Magnate" level sponsors at: www.patreon.com/BeaubearsIsland ... See MoreSee Less

May 3rd, 5:30 pm