Welcome to Ministers Island

Main House and Bath House

Ministers Island—an experience like no other

Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. Lying just off the shore near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, this 500-acre island is only a part-time island. You reach it by driving over the seafloor approximately 1 kilometer (1/2 mile).

Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century— the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the second president of and the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Sir William's vast house, his equally large barn and his bathhouse / artist's hideaway are on view, as are the beautiful carriage lanes through woods and fields.

Time stands still, and you're swept up in an atmosphere that makes you forget all about your everyday life and the here-and-now.

Community Picnic August 9!

More details will be coming too, so keep in touch!

Help Is Needed for the Community Picnic
We're looking for some volunteers to help at our Community Picnic on August 9th in three shifts from

  • 11:30 to 1:00
  • 1:00 to 3:00
  • 3:00 to 5:00

We will be looking for help at

  • the house (3 people per shift)
  • the barbecue (6 people per shift)
  • the main gate (1 person per shift)
  • the barn (2 people per shift)

If you can help please let us know stating where you would like to help and at what times.