Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, Bayfield

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Cape Jourimain is a headland in the western part of the Northumberland Strait on its southern shore, 3 kilometres west of New Brunswick's easternmost point at Cape Tormentine.Cape Jourimain is formed by Jourimain Island and Trenholm Island, which have been connected to the mainland since 1965-1966 by an artificial causeway built using infill as part of an approach road and railway for an aborted causeway across the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait to Borden, Prince Edward Island. The causeway blocked all water flow on the western side of the island and the shallow waters became heavily silted and formed a large salt marsh. The salt marsh and the islands themselves were designated the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area by the Canadian Wildlife Service in 1980 due to the importance of the 675 hecatare site for supporting habitat of migrating seabirds.Cape Jourimain saw the 1960s-era approach road rebuilt in the early 1990s and opened on June 1, 1997 as part of 5 kilometre realignment of Trans-Canada Highway Route 16 with the commissioning of the Confederation Bridge. The railway, abandoned in the late 1960s after the aborted causeway project, was converted to a recreational trail.
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  • August 2, 2017
    This place offers a place to learn about the area & local animals. There are trails for exercise and provide photo opportunities. One can shop or buy lunch as well.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Enjoyed the Museum, hands on displays of the shells, walking on the observation platforms, and on the paths on down to the lighthouse. We saw a large marsh hare and lots of birds. Great to be outside....  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    We just had to stop before taking the bridge to PEI. The views from the look out tower were second to none. The short hiking trail to the lighthouse - great! The views of PEI from the beach again amaz...  more »
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  • March 27, 2017
    The backyard beach, trees, garden..everything is beautiful.
  • August 28, 2016
    Today, the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre featured a Pokémon Go event. There was a 2K egg hatching race, a pokeball hunt, a gym tournament, cake, and active lures all day long. We met a lot of great people and really enjoyed seeing all that the Nature Centre had to offer. They have free wifi, a delicious restaurant, lots of picnic areas, great views, and really interesting exhibits. The view of The Confederation Bridge from the observation tower was spectacular! We really enjoyed our trip and will definitely be back.
  • September 4, 2016
    Really great views of the Confederation Bridge, good place to stop before driving across. Also some interesting information about the area and a couple short nature trails.
  • January 10, 2017
    Love it. Beautiful spot. Very scenic.
  • July 5, 2016
    Absolutely gorgeous with an amazing observation tower overseeing the Northumberland Straight and the Confederation bridge. Worth the slight detour

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