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Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites of Canada, J. Leonard O'Brien Memorial


A group of people on a voyageur canoe 

Boishébert and Beaubears National Historic Sites are a place of enlightenment—where First Nations culture, Voyageur exploration, Acadian deportation and impressive wooden shipbuilding history converge. Of active adventure—merging educational discovery with exhilarating river canoeing. And of memoriam amidst the rambling river and peaceful old-growth pines that have stood steadfast through much of these tumultuous times.

Featured Activities

An actor in historic costume
Take a tour through time and interact with lively historic characters on Beaubears Island and Wilson’s Point  
The past comes alive within the white pines of Beaubears Island. Tour the island with the Friends of Beaubears Island Inc. and meet colourful characters, dressed in authentic garb, who engage guests with spirited retellings of a history both tumultuous and triumphant.
A group of people on a voyageur canoe 
Paddle a Voyageur Canoe on a heritage waterway and discover the secrets of Beaubears Island.
Connect with authentic history on the Miramichi River. Paddle a Voyageur Canoe to an undisturbed archaeological site. Hear the tales of turbulent times. Merge active adventure and enlightening discovery in one.