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.

Looking for a fun way to spend some time?

Summer is fast drawing to a close and our wonderful student staff are going back to school. We have had a very successful season and would like to extend it longer.

To help with that we are looking for volunteers to work the ticket booth for September and the beginning of October. Duties would include signing visitors in to the island, taking the money, giving directions to the main house and cashing out and balancing the money at the end of the day.

The ticket booth can be the most beautiful place but if the weather is cold or wet it can be a wee bit cold, so be prepared.
If you are able to help us please contact me by using the contact form as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continuing support.