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Beaubears Island - Tours through Time

Visit 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

Experience the multicultural history of the Miramichi

For more information on our tours and ferry services, click on the Plan a Visit page.


click to enlargeBoishébert 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)



The Miramichi's latest weekly 50/50 Draw!

Click here for details.

Tours through Time
June 16th: The Interpretive Centre is now open for the season! Our historic Tours Through Time begin July 2nd.
For information call
(506) 622-8526

In the meantime, look forward to upcoming events celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Parish of Nelson!

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