BEAUBEARS ISLAND SHIPBUILDING & BOISHÉBERT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES OF CANADA
Visit the Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre. From there, embark on one of our many authentic experiences, including ‘Sipu’, our voyageur canoe. Learn all about our history, flora, and fauna. Daily ferry service to the island from the Interpretive Centre is available during regular hours of operation. Charter service, private tours and group bookings are available by reservation. To experience the Island as the bustling community it once was, join us for our daily ‘Tours Through Time’ 2-hour historic presentation at 2 p.m., July and August.35 St. Patrick’s Drive
June and September, daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
July and August, daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Middle Island lies in the eastern extremities of the City of Miramichi. Visit the Interpretive Centre to learn the history of the Island, especially when it was used as a quarantine station for the many immigrants who survived their journey across the ocean, only to arrive in Canada critically ill from a contagious disease. Take a stroll on the walking trails and read the interpretive panels telling the tale of this small Island where, for many, joy at arrival in the new world turned to sorrow. See the Celtic Cross erected by the Canadian Irish Festival that stands in honor of the many immigrants who are buried there. A beautiful cedar hedge in the shape of a shamrock surrounds the cross. Have lunch at the Captain’s Galley Restaurant with a dining area overlooking the Mighty Miramichi River. Enjoy your picnic at one of the many picnic areas or simply relax and watch the river run by from the deck of the lighthouse or from a family bench.The Island is accessible via a short causeway off Lower Water St., located at 2345 Water St.Call 506-773-7505 or 506-773-6296.
French Fort Cove
The Cove is a multi-season park with walking, hiking and biking trails, beautiful views of fall foliage. During the months of July and August the courageous can take part in the Dare the Dark for the Headless Adventure. Test your bravery and journey through the eerie woods of French Fort Cove and learn of the fabled Acadian treasure and the Headless Nun who is said to guard it. Hear of a past filled with frightening, unique characters and ghastly ghouls. Do you possess the courage necessary to journey on this woeful walk? The Nun beckons you to come and find out, because once you enter her woods, you’ll never leave the same! Dare the Dark for the Headless Nun Adventure takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening at 9 pm in July and August. Meet at French Fort Cove, playground entrance. Cost: $10 per person. Call 1-866-990-9490 to reserve your space today. Entrance and parking available off King George Highway or Cove Road.
Bring your family for a fun-filled day at Ritchie Wharf. The playground and splash pad attract children of all ages on hot summer days. Unique shops and eateries, like East Wind Gifts, Miramichi Arts Corps Gallery and Brandi’s Dairy Delight, line the boardwalk only minutes from Town Square. Nightly music fills the air all summer long at Ritchie Wharf.Located off Ledden Street along the waterfront.
Miramichi River Boat Tours
Discover Miramichi aboard the Max Aitken tour boat. Relax in comfort as your colorful Acadian captain, Azade Haché, interprets the river and its history. Fully certified, licensed and bilingual, the Max Aitken is Transport Canada approved. Ninety minute tours depart Ritchie Wharf, Miramichi. In addition, evening cruises, special events and group rates are all part of the premiere services offered by Miramichi River Boat Tours and the Max Aitken.Departures: May to October, 2 p.m. and throughout the day.For information and reservations please call 506-623-9821 or email [email protected]. Check us out on Facebook – Miramichi River Boat Tours… it’s always been about the river.