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
the multicultural history of the Miramichi
more information on our tours and ferry services, click on the Plan a Visit page.
Boishébert National Historic Site of Canada, one of the island's dual designations, tells the story of Charles
Deschamps de Boishébert who led Acadians to Beaubears Island and Wilson’s Point where they took refuge in 1755.
Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Site of Canada, J.Leonard
O’Brien Memorial, is the only known extensive, undisturbed archaeological site associated
with the 19th century wooden shipbuilding industry, still in existence today, in New Brunswick. The map above shows the
location of these 2 sites. (click map to enlarge)
Tours through Time
The Interpretive Centre is
Closed for the Season.
We can't wait
to reopen on
June 16 2014!
In the meantime, look forward to upcoming events celebrating the 200th
Anniversary of the Parish of Nelson!
our site, visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or check out past events on our YouTube channel.