Frequently asked questions
What Is There To Do At Cape Jourimain?
Are You Affiliated With The Government or Parks Canada?
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is a non-profit organization. It is neither owned nor operated by the Government of Canada or the Province of New Brunswick. Like most non-profits, we receive some government funding to assist with operations and program delivery; however, our organization is independent.
Where Can I Get Water?
There is a public drinking fountain near the washrooms in the Interpretation Centre. We also have a water bottle fill station in the Entry Pavilion and sell bottled water and other beverages at our Café.
Do You Have Band-Aids/ After-Bite/ Other First Aid Equipment?
Yes, please ask one of our staff members for assistance.
Is Cape Jourimain Protected?
Is The Lighthouse Still Operational?
No, the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1997 upon the opening of the Confederation Bridge and the closure of the Cape Tormentine ferry service. The last full time keeper finished in 1969 when the light was automated.
How Far Up Can I Go?
On days when the lighthouse is open, visitors are permitted up to the second level.
Where Do I Access The Confederation Bridge Shuttle?
The Confederation Bridge shuttle service can be accessed at Exit 47 on Highway 16. Self-serve users can scan their tickets on the scanner outside the front doors of our Entry Pavilion.
For more information, contact Strait Crossing Bridge Limited.
Can I Park Overnight?
Overnight parking is NOT permitted and vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense.
What Is The Fee For Crossing? Where Do I Pay?
How Long Is The Bridge / How Long Does It Take To Drive Across
The Confederation Bridge is 12.9 kilometres (approximately 8 miles) long. It takes about 10 minutes to drive across.
Can I Fish / Clam Here?
You can fish or clam below the high-water mark. Fishing from above the high-water mark is prohibited as per the Government of Canada’s Wildlife Area Regulations. See our Conservation page for details on what is permitted at Cape Jourimain.
Please note, to access the beach you must use the stairs in front of the Interpretation Centre. Climbing down the bank is prohibited.