• Chamcook Sunset
  • Bathhouse on the Bay
  • Silos
  • Ministers House at Sunset
  • Mushroom 1 on the forest floor
  • Tree and fog at the windmill
  • Bee on Floor in the meadow
  • Horse grazing
  • Carriage trail entrance
  • Sunset on Chamcook Bay
  • Ministers House in the fog
  • Winding path into the fog
  • Horses in the meadow
  • Mushrom 2 close up
  • Child blowing bubbles in the ferns
photography by Mary Y. Craig

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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.

kids on bikes 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.