On July 8, a bear was sighted on the Island's restored trail network at the Harley/Burchill Crossing. Though our trail cameras have shown no further evidence of the bear's presence, we urge patrons to use caution on the trails. Check back for more updates in the coming days. 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 ‘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.

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Plein Air at Beaubears
Artist on the Island
Saturday, Aug 14
10-4pm
Please call 506-625-8526 for more information.
Plein Air à Beaubears Artiste sur lîle samedi 14 août 10-16h Veuillez appeler le 506-625-8526 pour plus dinformations.

Artist Spotlight/Pleins feux sur les artistes

Gloria Savoie

I am a founding member and former Secretary of Miramichi Art Core, working in a variety of mediums, including pencil sketching, painting, and digital art, children’s book illustration, poster and set design, commissioned work, portraiture, photography, sign making, fashion design, writing, and wood etching being a favorite, as it seems so fitting since the wood industry involving the early historic timber and tall ships, helped to develop the Miramichi River Townships. 
My artistic work is very much influenced by my interest in the diverse cultures of the world, especially the indigenous peoples, whose cultural traditions are so artistically rich, and their wealth of experience and regard for the environment, as stewards of mother earth, can teach.
Je suis membre fondateur et ancien secrétaire de Miramichi Art Core, travaillant dans une variété de médiums, y compris le dessin au crayon, la peinture et lart numérique, lillustration de livres pour enfants, la conception daffiches et de décors, le travail sur commande, le portrait, la photographie, la fabrication denseignes, la mode la conception, lécriture et la gravure sur bois étant un favori, comme cela semble si approprié puisque lindustrie du bois impliquant les premiers bois historiques et les grands voiliers, a aidé à développer les cantons de la rivière

Plein Air at Beaubears
Artist on the Island
Saturday, Aug 14
10-4pm
Please call 506-625-8526 for more information.
Plein Air à Beaubears Artiste sur l'île samedi 14 août 10-16h Veuillez appeler le 506-625-8526 pour plus d'informations.

Artist Spotlight/Pleins feux sur les artistes

Gloria Savoie

I am a founding member and former Secretary of Miramichi Art Core, working in a variety of mediums, including pencil sketching, painting, and digital art, children’s book illustration, poster and set design, commissioned work, portraiture, photography, sign making, fashion design, writing, and wood etching being a favorite, as it seems so fitting since the wood industry involving the early historic timber and tall ships, helped to develop the Miramichi River Townships.
My artistic work is very much influenced by my interest in the diverse cultures of the world, especially the indigenous peoples, whose cultural traditions are so artistically rich, and their wealth of experience and regard for the environment, as stewards of mother earth, can teach.
Je suis membre fondateur et ancien secrétaire de Miramichi Art Core, travaillant dans une variété de médiums, y compris le dessin au crayon, la peinture et l'art numérique, l'illustration de livres pour enfants, la conception d'affiches et de décors, le travail sur commande, le portrait, la photographie, la fabrication d'enseignes, la mode la conception, l'écriture et la gravure sur bois étant un favori, comme cela semble si approprié puisque l'industrie du bois impliquant les premiers bois historiques et les grands voiliers, a aidé à développer les cantons de la rivière
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August 3rd, 9:00 am
Thanks to the sixty-four people who joined us for the Treasure Hunt today, as well as to the buccaneers and privateers who made the hunt for loot such a memorable experience!  

Ferry service will resume on Thursday at 10am, while our staff takes a well-deserved break after a busy long weekend.

Thanks to the sixty-four people who joined us for the Treasure Hunt today, as well as to the buccaneers and privateers who made the hunt for loot such a memorable experience!

Ferry service will resume on Thursday at 10am, while our staff takes a well-deserved break after a busy long weekend.
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August 2nd, 7:51 pm

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I love what you do over there ! Congrats to everyone!I have been over the Island several times and really enjoyed it .

Thank you very much, the kids had so much fun!!!

Plein Air at Beaubears
Artists on the Island
Saturday, August 14
Please call 506-625-9555
For more info.
Plein Air à Beaubears
Artistes sur lîle
samedi 14 août
Veuillez appeler le 506-625-9555
Pour plus dinformations.

Artist Spotlight/Pleins feux sur les artistes 

Linda Gallant

Miramichi Art Core Member. Linda Gallant studied fine arts in Montreal and graduated from Concordia University seven years later with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (bfa). She spent thirty-seven years as an educator in the public system, eighteen years in Montreal and nineteen years on the Miramichi. 
Linda uses traditional methods of art production, she works mostly in acrylics and much of her artwork is produced outdoors on-site. Working in plein-air suits her temperament because she is out-going and approachable. In inclement weather she will gravitate towards places and events that attract people, she will often sketch in restaurants or malls and will work the sketches into paintings back at her studio. She loves working outdoors and enjoys being with people, if you see her working say hello, she likes sharing her love of art with others. 
Membre du noyau artistique de Miramichi. Linda Gallant a étudié les beaux-arts à Montréal et a obtenu un baccalauréat en beaux-arts (bfa) de lUniversité Concordia sept ans plus tard. Elle a passé trente-sept ans comme éducatrice dans le système public, dix-huit ans à Montréal et dix-neuf ans sur la Miramichi.
Linda utilise des méthodes traditionnelles de production artistique, elle travaille principalement à lacrylique et une grande partie de ses œuvres sont produites à lextérieur sur place. Travailler en plein air convient à son tempérament car elle est extravertie et

Plein Air at Beaubears
Artists on the Island
Saturday, August 14
Please call 506-625-9555
For more info.
Plein Air à Beaubears
Artistes sur l'île
samedi 14 août
Veuillez appeler le 506-625-9555
Pour plus d'informations.

Artist Spotlight/Pleins feux sur les artistes

Linda Gallant

Miramichi Art Core Member. Linda Gallant studied fine arts in Montreal and graduated from Concordia University seven years later with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (bfa). She spent thirty-seven years as an educator in the public system, eighteen years in Montreal and nineteen years on the Miramichi.
Linda uses traditional methods of art production, she works mostly in acrylics and much of her artwork is produced outdoors on-site. Working in plein-air suits her temperament because she is out-going and approachable. In inclement weather she will gravitate towards places and events that attract people, she will often sketch in restaurants or malls and will work the sketches into paintings back at her studio. She loves working outdoors and enjoys being with people, if you see her working say hello, she likes sharing her love of art with others.
Membre du noyau artistique de Miramichi. Linda Gallant a étudié les beaux-arts à Montréal et a obtenu un baccalauréat en beaux-arts (bfa) de l'Université Concordia sept ans plus tard. Elle a passé trente-sept ans comme éducatrice dans le système public, dix-huit ans à Montréal et dix-neuf ans sur la Miramichi.
Linda utilise des méthodes traditionnelles de production artistique, elle travaille principalement à l'acrylique et une grande partie de ses œuvres sont produites à l'extérieur sur place. Travailler en plein air convient à son tempérament car elle est extravertie et
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August 2nd, 9:00 am