2022 Event Schedule

Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre in Nelson opens in June, ferry service to the island commences June 19, Father’s Day. We will offer FREE ferry service to the island on Father’s day until June 24. All you have to do is arrive at 35 St. Patrick’s Drive, read/sign a ferry waiver, staff will provide information, take the ferry over to Beaubears Island, explore, learn, connect with nature, call us when you are ready to get picked up, we bring you back and thank you for joining with Beaubears Island.  It is that simple.  You can do this often throughout the summer (ferry service price $10) from Wednesday to Sunday,  10 am -4 pm.  We also offer Island passes for $60 for UNLIMITED visits to the island.

SUMMER 2022 – July and August Wednesdays ONLY– All First Responders & Healthcare workers and their families have FREE ferry service to Beaubears Island.

Artist on the Island – Summer 2022 – 10 artists, one week each, will paint on the island for a minimum of 4 hrs a week, available to answer questions then at the Interpretive Centre Saturday from noon to 4 pm display & sell art created relating to Beaubears Island.

Freedom Mic on the River – artists are welcome to showcase their talent under the gazebo at Bicentennial Park, Saturday afternoons, weather permitting.  Venders/potluck and washer toss will be available when able.

Programs & Events

Ferry Service $10 – Wed-Sun – On-demand

Guided Tour $20 – Wed-Sun – Reservation & On-demand

Beaubears Shipbuilding Archaeological Site Visit $20 – By reservation only July 23 & Aug 20 at 10:00AM

Tours Through Time $35 – By Reservation only on Sundays in July & Aug

Annual Picnic $20 July 3

Graveyard Walk. $10 Oct 22

Trail Conditions/Maintenance – Walking trail conditions daily reporting

School Tours June & September 2022

Sugarbush March 27

Symphony at Sunset July & Aug Sunday Evenings by sponsorship

Freedom Mic on the River – Saturday Afternoons

New Brunswick Day Treasure Hunt August 1

Wellness Days – Various activities throughout the Summer (yoga & forest bathing)

Graveyard Tour  July 23  $10

Campfire August 14

Beaubears by Night August 27 $10

Eco-Spirit Tour – Each Sunday in September by reservation only at 1:00PM $10

Island Clean-up Oct 1

Annual General Meeting TBA for November

19th Century Nelson Historical Tour & Christmas Caroling Dec 12

Speaker Series Fall 2022

Keep up to date with our programming and activities on our website or our FB page. Our phone number is 506-622-8526 We look forward to seeing old and new friends.