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 Archaeologist Tour $20 - By reservation only July 23 & Aug 20
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 sponsership
Freedom Mic on the River -Saturday Afternoon
New Brunswick Day Treasure Hunt.  August 1
Wellness Days -Various activities throughout the Summer (yoga & forest bathing)
Graveyard Tour  July 25  $10
Campfire.  August 14
Beaubears by Night    August 28
Eco-Spirit Tour- Each Sunday in September by reservation only
Island Clean-up   Oct 1
Annual General Meeting TBA for November
19th Century Nelson Historical Tour & Christmas Carolling.   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.