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

Activities

Interpretation Center

Visit the Interpretation Center opened daily during the summer months administered by the Friends of Beaubears Island Inc . View life on Beaubears Island and the Miramichi during the time of the Deportation of the Acadians, the British invasion and the shipbuilding era.

Interpretive Island Tours

Interpretive island tours and boat charter services are available July and August at Ritchie Wharf in Miramichi and from the Friends of Beaubears Island Inc. Interpretive Center. For more information regarding departure times and costs: Friends of Beaubears Island Inc. - (506) 622-8526.

Photo, circa 1920, of visitors posing in front of the Tomb of Joseph Russell's children on Beaubears Island.
Photo, circa 1920, of visitors posing in front of the Tomb of Joseph Russell's children on Beaubears Island.
© Friends of Beaubears Inc., Île Boishébert

The island was presented to the citizens of Canada and others as a gift so they would find "relaxation and enjoy peace and solitude". Take advantage of this historic site to walk the trail in the old growth Acadian forest that predates the Deportation. Enjoy a picnic with friends and family. View the 1893 Mormon Tomb for Joseph Russell's seven children.. Experience a guided tour of the island with historically costumed guides who will bring history alive.

In the Area

The local area of Miramichi offers a variety of museums and historic sites, recreational opportunities, festivals, restaurants, shops and accommodations. For more information on the activities and the attractions in the area, visit the following web sites: