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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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  • You should bring time, if you go. There is a shop and a coffee shop much to see and learn, also. You can run down the beach to find great photo objects, large mussels and large snail shells on the way to the bridge. But be careful with the barefoot on the rocks, they can be very sharp. If you want, can run up behind the Center in the opposite direction to the old lighthouse. Impressively, he stands there on the cliffs and has a very interest in ancient history.
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  • In en venant from Brunswick, take some time to stop at exit 51 of the highway to have a point of view on the Pond of the Confederation through the center of interpretation of the Cape Jourimain. Because this not is not once committed on the bridge that you can actually see.
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  • Located at the base of the Confederation Bridge on the NB side, last exit before the bridge. Great view of the bridge from this location. Free Parking and environmentally friendly washrooms available....  more »
  • The backyard beach, trees, garden..everything is beautiful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Love it. Beautiful spot. Very scenic.
  • Neat place to view the bridge. Trails are ok.