Colourful characters from centuries long past are alive and well on Wilson’s Point and Beaubears Island—depart by boat from the Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre in Nelson and let captivating stories from energetic re-creationists carry you away. Guided through old-growth Acadian woodland, you’ll meet Acadian settlers who relay tales of tragedy from their forced relocation—a significant event that fostered the island’s National Historic Site designation.

Chat with Marquis Charles Deschamps de Boishébert, the French-Canadian commander who led the Acadians to this refuge. Continue through the pine forest to hear inspiring tales from faithful inhabitants; mingle with settlers and fur traders roaming the woodland; laugh along with Cletus the Lumberjack. Everyone you interact with on Wilson’s Point and Beaubears Island is dressed in authentic apparel and happy to converse with their welcome guests. Come and contemplate the tapestry woven by these rich Atlantic tales.