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 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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A painting of a lumber camp on the Tomogonops River, by J. Leonard OBrien, final owner of Beaubears Island.  It is suspected that the figure in the lighter coat might represent OBrien himself.

A painting of a lumber camp on the Tomogonops River, by J. Leonard O'Brien, final owner of Beaubears Island. It is suspected that the figure in the lighter coat might represent O'Brien himself. ... See MoreSee Less

April 20th, 4:00 pm

Insight into a collection of over 1,000 postcards, depicting scenes and sites from Miramichi's rich past, part of the weekly exclusive content available to "Island Magnate" level sponsors at: www.patreon.com/BeaubearsIsland ... See MoreSee Less

April 19th, 4:00 pm
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Learn about the next-to-last owner of Beaubears Island, whose story may be short, but no less eventful on account.

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April 16th, 4:00 pm

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