Our story


In the 1990s, parallel to the construction of the Confederation Bridge, conversations were unfolding about what was needed on either side. A comprehensive study was completed to evaluate what opportunities were available at Cape Jourimain. The agreed upon outcome was a nature centre that would be run by a non-profit organization.

In 1996, a Citizen’s Advisory Committee was established to lead the project. A year later, in 1997, they officially incorporated as Cape Jourimain Nature Centre.

Construction began in 1998, with support from the Federal and Provincial Government, and in June 2001, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre officially opened to the public. Today, visitors can enjoy exploring our many amenities, including an exhibit hall, nature trails, our observation tower, and more.


We exist to:

  1. Provide programs that promote awareness and respect for the local natural and cultural heritage.
  2. Maintain and enhance the Nature Centre facilities and contribute to the stewardship of the National Wildlife Area.
  3. Generate income to support our educational programs and facilities.