Visitor Experiences & Attractions

A Leading Cultural, Historical & Eco-tourism Destination
image Our vision is to make the Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island a leading visitor attraction in Charlotte County by being the foremost cultural, heritage and eco-tourism destination in New Brunswick. To make this a reality our efforts are focused on preserving, conserving and restoring key structures and features of Ministers Island in light of their cultural, heritage and environmental significance. At the same time, we are striving to engage visitors and tourists in celebrating and promoting the cultural, heritage and environmental experiences that Ministers Island can offer in its own unique way. Recognizing that we are but one part of a total visitor/tourist experience we also work to ensure that the Ministers Island experience is supportive of all of the tourism opportunities in the broader Charlotte County Coastal Region of New Brunswick.

For 2016 we are able to offer the following:
  • Tours of the Estate Buildings
  • Community Picnics
  • Art Festivals
  • Paddlefest
  • Artists in Residence
  • Hiking, biking, kayaking
  • Birdwatching
  • Beekeeping demonstrations

Realizing the Dream

Our goal is to provide visitors to Ministers Island with a truly unforgettable experience. Providing great cultural, heritage and eco-tourism experiences is our goal. Listening to our visitors has helped identify how we can make the experience more enjoyable, more interesting and more educational. For the 2015 year we increased attendance to the island by 43% and the feedback we received through comments, visitor book notes and tripadvisor all point to us making significant headway in realizing our vision of the Van Horne Estate becoming a leading visitor attraction in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.