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 speaks on two very early guests to the Island, and what they can tell us about its history. ... See MoreSee Less

August 4th, 4:00 pm

This coal shovel was donated by board member Gérard Picot, who quipped that it was tools such as this that heralded the end of the Islands wooden sailing ships.

This coal shovel was donated by board member Gérard Picot, who quipped that it was tools such as this that heralded the end of the Island's wooden sailing ships. ... See MoreSee Less

August 3rd, 4:00 pm

A photo of the Great Egret, a new species for the Beaubears Island bird checklist, captured by Capt. Donna Savoy

A photo of the Great Egret, a new species for the Beaubears Island bird checklist, captured by Capt. Donna Savoy ... See MoreSee Less

August 2nd, 12:00 pm