Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites

Delve into the stories of Mi’gmaq culture, adventurous Voyageurs, Acadian courage and ambitious shipbuilding amidst old-growth pines and the meandering Miramichi River.

Management statement

A new management statement for Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites was tabled in Parliament on December 12, 2023.

Visiting Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites

Activities and experiences

Things to do, guided tours, hiking.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, fees, hours of operation, facilities and services.


Entry to the island is free. Fees may be charged for the Interpretation Centre and/or the ferry service.


6 km of historic trails have been restored on the island.

Tours and programs

Take a tour through time and interact with lively historic characters on Beaubears Island and Wilson’s Point.

Interpretation centre

Open daily during the summer months, operated by Friends of Beaubears Island Inc.

About Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites

Culture and history

Site of Acadian refuge established in the mid 1750s and important site for the shipbuilding industry in the early 19th century.

Other Effective area-based Conservation Measure (OECM)

Beaubears Island is recognized as an OECM and is managed in ways that achieve the conservation of biodiversity.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, site management, partners and collaborators.

Keeping an eye on Beaubears Island

Parks Canada would like to remind the public that camping and campfires are not permitted on Beaubears Island.

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Hours of operation

Closed for the season
Opening in June 2023.

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