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Discover new adventures at

        Beaubears Island

            For seventeen summers, the doors of the Beaubears
        Island  Interpretive  Centre  have  been  a  gateway  into
        Miramichi’s past for locals and tourists alike.
            This year we are excited to announce the debut of our
        Interpretive Picnic program, in partnership with Carrefour  wildlife, including our family of bald eagles.
        Beausoleil. Join your period hosts for a sit-down meal on the  Finally, as always, our 'Tours Through Time' historic
        Island,  just  bring  your  appetite  and  leave  the  rest  to  us.  journey allows visitors to hear the harrowing story of the
        Group picnics, by reservation only, can be arranged during  Acadian Expulsion, of Camp D’Ésperance, and of the great
        July, August and September any time after 10am, but must  tragedy that followed. From there, take a moment to step
        conclude by 1:30pm. A minimum of 7 days prior notice is  back into a time when the sound of auger, saw, and file were
        requested, with a minimum of 12 people participating.  heard  plainly  among  the  pines  and  the  Island  shipyard
            Our 26-foot Voyageur Canoe and 20-ft “Miramichi”   turned  out  some  of  the  finest  vessels  in  the  world.  Our
        canoe will be on the water once again, as our interpretive  characters make this history come alive daily in July and
        paddling program runs daily in July and August. Experience  August, and private tours can be arranged for larger groups.
        the  river,  alongside  our  trained  guides,  from  the  unique  July 14 & Aug.4: Graveyard Tour at Wilson’s Point
        vantage of the canoe. A perfect family outing that allows you  We meet at 9pm to seek out troubled spirits of times past.
        to stay active, have fun, and learn something as well. Both
        on the Island, and on the water, you’ll not only hear about the  July 21 Canada’s National Parks Day, with a full cast
        area’s storied past, but become aware of how the Island’s  of characters recreating a the Island’s past, from 10-3pm.
        unique ecosystem, home to 323 different varieties of vascular  July 28 : Annual Island Picnic.
        plants, compliments its well-known historical importance.
            Our restored historic trails, which follow the perimeter  Aug. 12: Campfire Night Hear the tales of the interesting
        of the Island and cut through its forested interior, are inviting  and the absurd, as we gather around the fire.
        on their own, or as part of a guided experience. Our tour boat
        will visit the Island hourly between 10am – 1pm, providing  August  25:  Tours  All  Day we  bid  fond  farewell  to
        plenty of access to the Island's scenic majesty. While strolling  summer taff and re-enact the island’s history,
        along, take the opportunity to view the last traces of the
        shipyard's slips, and the foundations of several buildings.  For more information on tours, and other events during the
        Marvel at the lofty pines which have stood sentinel for more  summer, call the Interpretive Centre at 622-8526 or visit
        than two centuries, and keep watch for the Island's abundant

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