• Experience a Trip Across the Ocean Floor
  • Marvel at the Innovation
  • Take a Step Back in Time
  • Be Inspired by the Everchanging Shoreline
  • Connect with Nature
  • Tour the Historic Van Horne House
  • Support Restoration of the Silos & the Barn

The Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island offers visitors one of the foremost cultural, heritage and environmental tourism destinations in the Charlotte Coastal Region of New Brunswick.

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Crossing Tides & Time - An experience like no other!

A short drive across the ocean floor - just minutes from St Andrews by-the-Sea.

Ministers Island Bathhouse 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 one 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 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 the 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.

Come explore! We're waiting to welcome you.

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