Construction of the Confederation Bridge in the early 1990s prompted conversations about visitor opportunities at Cape Jourimain. A comprehensive study led to a proposal for a nature centre, which would serve as an educational hub and a tourism destination.
In 1996, a Citizens Advisory Committee was established to lead the project. In 1997, they officially incorporated as Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, a provincial non-profit organization.
Construction of the nature centre began in 1998 with support from the Federal and Provincial Governments. In June, 2001, the facility officially opened to the public.
Today, visitors can enjoy the site’s many amenities, including an exhibit hall, nature trails, an observation tower, and more.