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HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN ON SPENDING AT BEAUBEARS ISLAND?

Plan on spending 1-2 hours at Beaubears Island. Guided tours last around 45 minutes, around the shorter trails. If you plan on taking a self guided hike on the Island, it takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to walk the perimeter trails of the Island, so plan your route with the Beaubears Island Trail Map at the Interpretive Centre before you leave!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET FROM THE DOCK IN NELSON, TO BEAUBEARS ISLAND ON THE BOAT?

The boat ride to the Island takes 7-10 minutes. This time can vary based on currents, tides, and traffic on the river!

IS THERE A BOAT TIME SCHEDULE?

Nope! The boat is available to take visitors to and from the Island, 10AM - 5PM, 7 days a week, weather permitting! If you have a group of 5 or more, we ask you to please email or call reserve your spots, but we take drop-in groups of up to 5 people! Just stop in the Interpretive Centre at 35 St. Patrick’s Drive, to pay for your boat ride!

DOES THE BEAUBEARS ISLAND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE TAKE DEBIT/CREDIT?

Yes! We take Debit, Credit, and Cash!

IS BEAUBEARS ISLAND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Unfortunately, Beaubears Island is not wheelchair accessible at this time, and we are working towards making Beaubears Island accessible to all! Our Interpretive Centre is wheelchair accessible.

We recommend our sister-site, Wilson’s Point Historic Site, as they are wheelchair accessible, inside and out!

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO BEAUBEARS ISLAND?

Yes, but all dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners are fully responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Owners will be held liable for any and all damage caused by their dogs, and Friends of Beaubears Island Inc. cannot be held responsible for any injury, or loss of a pet on Beaubears Island!

ARE CAMPFIRES PERMITTED ON BEAUBEARS ISLAND?

Fires are forbidden on Beaubears Island. Beaubears Island is extremely ecologically, and historically significant, and is federally protected by Parks Canada. If anyone is caught having a fire on Beaubears Island, you will be held liable for any and all damage, and prosecuted.

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