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BEAUBEARS ISLAND

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites

"The Living Island" - EST. 1999.

Nestled along the great Miramichi River, in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Beaubears Island offers a captivating blend of maritime history, Acadian heritage, and First Nation cultures. Explore Beaubears Island's rich shipbuilding history,  and enjoy hikes on the island, immersing yourself in one of the most serene landscapes in Eastern Canada.

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VISIT THE BEAUBEARS ISLAND

INTERPRETIVE VISITOR CENTRE!

To start your visit to Beaubears Island, make your first stop at the Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre! There, you can get your tickets for our Island Ferry service, check out the interactive displays in the Centre, book a guided tour of the Island, or the Centre, with one of our experienced tour guides, pay admission fees, or visit our Gift Shop to get some Beaubears Island Swag!

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

News & Events

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THE GREAT BEAUBEARS ISLAND PICNIC AND FARMERS MARKET

July 14th, 2024

Mark your calendars for the Beaubears Island Picnic and Farmers Market on Sunday, July 14th from 10 AM to 5 PM, where a day of delightful experiences awaits in Nelson. Help celebrate over 150 years of Beaubears Picnics, and enjoy a scenic day on Beaubears Island for $15 a person, covering your meal and ferry service to and from the Island! Meanwhile, the mainland hosts a vibrant farmers market in the Bi-Centennial Park, featuring vendors selling fresh local produce, art, baked goods, and so much more. Admission to the market and Interpretive Centre is free, making it a perfect summer outing for the whole family!

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FERRY TO
WILSON'S POINT HISTORIC SITE
SCONE SOCIAL

July 15th, 2024

Catch a ride on the Beaubears Island Ferry, The Rustler, to our sister site at Wilson’s Point! Take a tour on Beaubears Island, and finish off the afternoon with a scone in the church at The Point - a perfect way to get from Nelson to the Enclosure! 

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NEW BRUNSWICK DAY

August 5th, 2024

To celebrate our beautiful province, we will be offering free admission to the Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre, and free ferry service to the Island on our pontoon boat! Make sure to include us in your New Brunswick Day plans this August! 

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BEAUBEARS ISLAND
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

August 28th, 2024

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends of Beaubears Island at the Bi-Centennial Park in Nelson on August 24th from 12 to 7 PM. The event features the Tours Through Time Reunion Tour on Beaubears Island, offering a fascinating glimpse into the island's rich history. Back on the mainland, enjoy a lively atmosphere with a BBQ, canteen, and live music in the park. This milestone celebration promises a day of fun, food, and entertainment for the whole community.

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