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.

We've Moved!

Our new building at the wharf

We have left the premises located at the Arena and have moved to the jolly little building pictured above, which is located in the Day Adventure complex to be found at the head of the wharf, right in the heart of town. It's a busy area, so lots of people can drop in to see us and find out more about the island. We hope to have someone in the building on as regular a basis as possible.