Beaubears Island - Kayaking Trails

Beaubears Island - Kayaking Trails


Beaubears Island is an island at the confluence of the Northwest Miramichi and Southwest Miramichi Rivers near Miramichi, New Brunswick. The island is most famous for being the site of an Acadian refugee camp during the French and Indian War. The camp was under the command of leader of the Acadian resistance to the expulsion, Charles Deschamps de Boishébert et de Raffetot. The island is home to two National Historic Sites of Canada: Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Site of Canada, and Boishébert National Historic Site of Canada. The shipbuilding site occupies the eastern end of the island; the Boishébert site comprises the rest of the island, and adjacent Wilson's Point. Both sites are administered by Parks Canada in collaboration with the Friends of Beaubears Island. The sites retain 200-year-old Eastern White Pines; thus the parks are significant from the perspectives of both human and natural history.

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Est. time
2 hours 45 minutes
Distance
2.5 km
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