DISCOVER THE CHARLOTTE COASTAL REGION
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Crossing Tides & Time - A Canadian Maritime experience like no other!
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Discovery Map when visiting.
Ministers Island is located in St Andrews in the Charlotte Coastal Region which is adjacent to the International Border (Calais, Maine/St. Stephen, NB). The region is situated on the renowned Bay of Fundy - famous for its high tides and gorgeous ocean floor-scape. It is home to wonderful sand beaches, kayaking, whale watching, hiking trails, and birding opportunities in addition to well preserved lighthouses, a number of unique museums, art galleries, gardens, parks and scientific marine research centres.
Canada's history began here when French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons landed on St. Croix Island over 400 years ago. St. Croix Island was the first European settlement north of St. Augustine, Florida and the St. Croix River, which is the boundary between Canada and the United States, was designated a heritage river by the Government of Canada in 1991.
The hub of this Region is the town of St. Andrews, one of the best preserved examples of colonial heritage in North America. The iconic red-roofed Algonquin Hotel, was built in 1889, by Edward Maxwell, and many of the heritage properties in the town reflect his influence in establishing St Andrews as Canada's first seaside resort. While maintaining a certain charm, the Region mixes small town values and friendly neighbours with a lively business environment. For the residents of this Region, life is indeed, charmed - we hope your visit is also!
Come explore! We're waiting to welcome you.