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

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Collections Management staff member Aneesh Murali reviewed and cataloged our collection in 2011.  Here he is, hard at work. #tbt

Collections Management staff member Aneesh Murali reviewed and cataloged our collection in 2011. Here he is, hard at work. #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

September 24th, 4:00 pm

A group of visitors on the Island in 1893.  Only a few days left, make sure and book your trip soon.Image attachmentImage attachment

A group of visitors on the Island in 1893. Only a few days left, make sure and book your trip soon. ... See MoreSee Less

September 23rd, 4:00 pm

Ken takes us on a personal tour through millennia, at one of his favourite parts of the Island ... See MoreSee Less

September 22nd, 4:00 pm

Comment on Facebook

What a fascinating bit of history on the formation of the island.

Love listening to you. Interesting facts of how history is reflected thru the years.

Fascinating! Thanks, Ken.

Very interesting

Good on you Ken. A future chapter is glaciation. The erratics on the SW and NW sections, the topographies, and overhead photography all suggest end moraines from two different directions.

View more comments