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Minister's Island

199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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Beautiful island with an exciting drive to get there

We loved this island. When we got there we had to wait for the road to surface from the water. When... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harmelen, The Netherlands
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We were so excited to do this. However, we went to Barr Harbor Island a couple days before which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horne.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (23 reviews)
“bath house” (30 reviews)
“van horne” (19 reviews)
199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this island. When we got there we had to wait for the road to surface from the water. When the tides sank enough to go there we loved everything about it. The history of the house of an important character in Canadian history...More

Thank Peetje1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so excited to do this. However, we went to Barr Harbor Island a couple days before which took some of the excitement out of this one. Still a great place to visit!

Thank JoshM149
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watched a fabulous ragtime piano concert in the restored barn last Monday evening. They have more concerts scheduled this summer. A tour of Sir William Van Horne's house provides a wonderful glimpse into our country's history. The island itself is a treat. Very pastoral!

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was Cornelius Van Horne's private island so the buildings are glimpse into Canada's gilded age. The guided tours are best for this. You can self guide around the island trails but take at least 2 hours to see the seascape; the geology; and wildlife.

Thank michaelh409
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive to this island on a sand bar at low tide. Walk through the rooms after an overview talk by staff. Visit the bath house and walk on the beach to view the natural swimming pool. See the barn and carriage house and walk on...More

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So cool to drive on the ocean floor to this beautiful island. We were impressed with how accessible the entire estate was to visitors. The guide gives a 10 minute intro, then allows visitors to explore the home at their own pace while still being...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just FUN to wait for low tide & drive out to this secluded island! Toured the home and some of the grounds before returning to the mainland. Gorgeous scenery! Wished we had the bikes, kayaks, and more time :)

Thank Gregg Lea R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coolest thing about Ministers island is you have to drive across the ocean floor at low tide to get there, the buildings were good. Really enjoyed the history we learned and how it tied in to many other things we learned on our trip...More

1  Thank Dave N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I think this little island is so pretty I love to picnic there. Also the tour of the estate was informative and educational. If you want an easy going day this is a perfect spot to stop in to!

Thank Amt566
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were given a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide - Susan. The property was nicely kept and the views of the ocean were picturesk. Visits must be worked around the tides so very important to check ahead when planning a visit. It is...More

1  Thank kathleen17259
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Philip K
24 October 2016|
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Response from vespadue | Reviewed this property |
Tides are posted on their website.
26 August 2016|
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Response from jillles | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't recall but I found a website which says $8 and it sounds right. Tripadvisor is giving me a hard time pasting it in but google it. Bring food if you want to eat there - no concessions. You pay when you... More