Welcome to the Wild Side of the Bridge
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre was created to protect and preserve the wild flora and fauna of this area of the Maritime coast. Unique among Canada's parks, it offers state of the art ecosensitive technologies, allowing visitors unparallelled easy access to the wild without disturbing or damaging the natural environment. The Cape Jourimain Nature Centre provides educational programs and tours to thousands of visitors every year. Not a sprawling park but rather a hidden jewel of trails, beaches and spectacular scenery, Cape Jourimain allows visitors to experience the ocean and coastal forests and marshes in a new way. Undeveloped, undisturbed, peace-filled and beautiful.
Events at Cape Jourimain
Through the summer months, Cape Jourimain hums with activity, from the daily educational programs to the Eco Arts Festival to lunches and dinners at the Iceboat Landing Restaurant. The Exhibit Hall with its interactive displays showcases the natural and human history of the area, while the four-storey observation tower allows for a view of the area for kilometres in every direction. Our Kids Day Camp for kids 9 & up gives kids an opportunity to learn and explore the natural and creative features of Cape Jourimain.
Beaches and Trails
The comfort of our visitors is paramount at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre. Our trails are well-marked and maintained and easy to follow. Expert nature guides are available to provide information about the plants and animals of the Cape Jourimain area. Our facilities are air-conditioned, and our Restaurant is licensed and serves homemade Maritime favourites, like our specialty Lobster Stew. For those who would like a souvenir, our Boutique features the best of local Maritime artisans designs for unique and beautiful momentos.
Planning Your Visit
We are easy to find: within an hour's drive to Moncton NB, Amherst NS and Charlottetown PEI! Visit us on Facebook and see regular updates on what is happening.
How to Find Us
If you are headed to Prince Edward Island, we are on your way! Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is located at the foot of the Confederation Bridge in Bayfield, New Brunwick, at the end of Hwy 16. We are the last exit before crossing the Bridge to PEI. Admission to the Nature Centre, its trails, beaches, exhibits and displays is always free. (Original photo credit J. Warner 2013)