Category Archives: Activity Ideas – Schedules

Suggested itineraries for different days and individuals. Feel free to tailor these to your own preferences!

Paddling to the Past

Paddling to the Past

Today we headed back to Beaubears Island to take part in their Voyageur Canoe Experience. We arrived at around 10am and were greeted by our tour guides Nathan and Ben. Typically the Voyageur Canoe Experience takes place in a 26 foot, 12-14 passenger canoe, but since it was only the three of us we took one of the smaller canoes. It was a beautiful day for canoeing because the water was calm and we were able to paddle with ease. Our first stop was at Wilson’s Point and on the way we spotted one of the bald eagles. Nathan and Ben informed us that once coupled two bald eagles will mate for life. Once we arrived at Wilson’s Point Nathan and Ben explained to us that a majority of the earliest English settlers lived and were buried in this area. Our tour guides also showed us the foundation of the 1791 Saint James Presbyterian Church which was the first Protestant church to serve the Miramichi. We also got to see some of the remaining grave markers and the William Davidson’s trading post before heading back to the canoes. You can also take a look inside the church which is a replica of the original that once stood. It also offers hiking trails and you can take a stroll along the beach as well.

Our next stop was at Beaubears Island. Our tour guides taught us about Charles Deschamps de Boishébert and his Camp d’Espérance which brought thousands of fleeing Acadians with the help of the Mi’kmaq people to Beaubears Island, during the Great Upheaval of 1755. Sadly, many of them perished due to starvation and illness, but many survived and are responsible for established Acadian communities all around Miramichi. They also told us about Lieutenant Governor J. Leonard O’Brien who was the last private owner of Beaubears Island. He would watch from his parlour window (living room) in the Governor’s Mansion to watch for teens or anyone on his island and would send his employees over on the steam boat to have them removed. Sometimes they would run off before they could get to them, but the majority of the trespassers wanted to get caught just to get a steam boat ride back over. Beaubears Island also has a set of the red chairs which are placed by Parks Canada in the areas they believe are the most unique, treasured and have the best lookouts.
We paddled back to the interpretive center and thanked Nathan and Ben for the wonderful time. We would definitely recommend the Voyageur Canoe Experience because we learnt so many new things! We took a look inside the interpretive center where you can learn the history of the  different people that have been through the island in more details and many other interesting facts about the island as well as some cool interactive displays. The staff at Beaubears Island really know how to take you back in time and provide you with a unique experience.

Up, Down & All Around

Up, Down & All Around

Today we spent our day exploring the French Fort Cove. The Cove is a popular attraction considering it is a multi-seasonal park. It is known for its various hiking and biking trails that draw people from all over. You can also check out the Over the Cove Zipline which is another popular tourist attraction. TheContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia | A Tour Through Time

Laney & Alecia | A Tour Through Time

Beaubears Island Tour! Looking for something to do on a nice sunny day in Miramichi? What better way to spend it than taking a tour through time at Beaubears Island and learning about the multicultural history of the region. What makes this tour like no other is the friendly and helpful staff that guide youContinue Reading

My Miramichi Summer Bucket List Foodie Edition

My Miramichi Summer Bucket List Foodie Edition

Patios overlooking the river, seafood fresh from the boat to your fork and that famous Maritime hospitality, what more could you want from a summer escape? If you are someone looking to indulge in delicious flavours, try new dishes or get that perfect insta-worthy shot of your dinner, we’re here to help with our MiramichiContinue Reading

Celebrating Multiculturalism in Miramichi

Celebrating Multiculturalism in Miramichi

June 27 is National Multiculturalism Day. Did you know the Miramichi is a melting pot of over 60 different cultures? On June 27 you can celebrate with the Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association at Waterford Green. At noon enjoy the Cultural Sails Reveal which were specifically designed to highlight Miramichi’s multicultural roots. There will also beContinue Reading

Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi

Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi

“June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit & Metis peoples”  Aboriginal people have inhabited the Miramichi region for over three millennia & have been contributing their unique culture and traditions for time immemorable.Continue Reading

Winter on the Miramichi

Winter on the Miramichi

The weather outside is frightful, but Miramichi is so delightful! Don’t let Jack Frost get you down, come to Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors for the perfect winter getaway! We here at Discover Miramichi have made it easy for you with a quick list of things to do and places to stay this winter! 1. KouchibouguacContinue Reading

10 Things Under $10 to do in Miramichi this Fall!

1. Learn about our history. Enjoy the documentary Still Fishing, at Myers Church in Hardwicke. Still Fishing will give a new and personal perspective on the worst fishing disaster in New Brunswick History. ($) a free will offering to Myer’s Church 2. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Miramichi River Route to take in theContinue Reading

Central NB Woodmen’s Lumberjack Festival

Central NB Woodmen’s Lumberjack Festival

July 23rd – 28th, 2019   The Central NB Woodmen’s Museum is getting ready for another year of exciting axe wielding competitions and family fun! The Central NB Lumberjack games hosts the only Masters Division in the province where past champions compete in sports such as Cross-Cutting, Kettle Boiling and Axe Throwing as well asContinue Reading

Miramichi Chamber of Commerce – 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Miramichi Chamber of Commerce – 6th Annual Golf Tournament

MIRAMICHI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:  Join us on June 18th at the Miramichi Golf & Country Club for a fun round of golf and a great chance to network with others in the community! We are still looking for teams, so if you think you’d like to join us, please register today! It is $520 forContinue Reading