Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Cape Jourimain Nature Centre
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsNature & Wildlife AreasHiking Trails
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Operated by a charitable non-profit organization, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is a state-of-the-art eco-centre located in the 621-ha Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area. The site is home to over 12-km of nature trails, an extensive exhibit hall, a 19th century lighthouse, an artisanal boutique, a four-story observation tower offering spectacular views of the Confederation Bridge, and much more! Outdoor areas are open 24/7 365 days/year but please check our website as our buildings do have different hours.
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traveltheworld461
Fort McMurray, Canada3,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We came here on August 24, 2023 around 9am. The man at the booth was so friendly and welcoming. He made our day. Nice place for photos and a quick leg stretch.
Written October 7, 2023
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This nature centre is on the New Brunswick side of the Confederation Bridge to PEI. There is a small museum, hiking trails, and an observation tower. The view from the top takes in the bridge and a lighthouse in the distance. Worth a stop.
Written September 17, 2023
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edge8400
Valrico, FL485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very nice stop as you head on to Prince Edward Island. Plenty of parking and entry fee is very low. Facilities were clean and staff very friendly. There is a nearby lighthouse that can be reached by hiking trails. View of the bridge is awesome.
Written August 15, 2023
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Jodi M
Lethbridge, Canada491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
This location was not on my radar as we headed to PEI over the confederation bridge. This was going to be a quick pit stop, but this provided so much more.

There were washrooms, a gift shop, a little cafe, a nature museum, a beach with great views of the bridge and a light house that I regret not walking to.

We have been to many museums and this one was very well done. Beautiful displays of nature, informative and interactive

Foot washing station was a bonus after visiting the beach.
Written December 31, 2022
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Hi Jodi, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit here and hope to see you back. Now that you know of our lighthouse, plan to leave time for that next time! It won't disappoint. We really do have so much to offer here and are always thrilled when folks discover us for the first time. Regards, CJNC
Written May 4, 2023
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Tim H
New Westminster, Canada1,119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We were just going to stop to use the washrooms halfway through our drive. $5 for parking? Sure, why not? But we also got a great view of the bridge, some interesting indoor displays, and some inexpensive ice cream. Recommended.
Written September 23, 2022
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reviewerjaz
Canada42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a lovely place to stop on the way to PEI or just for a drive out. It has a lot to offer and seems very well run compared to similar places in Atlantic Canada. We loved the view of the bridge, the beach and the trail to the lighthouse. The small walk through exhibit was very well done and maintained. The gift shop didn't seem to have as much interesting stock as last year but it's nice to have a browse. The whole experience was topped off with the availability of Lost and Found ice cream! (homemade in Moncton). The ladies at the small cafe were so friendly and helpful. If there was a nice restaurant with a patio it would be a huge draw to passing travelers. Do not forget your bug spray!
Written September 1, 2022
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
If you're coming to PEI, the entrance to this stop is the last exist, right before the bridge. For a nominal fee, you can park the car and enjoy a couple of trails. The one to the lighthouse is almost two hours, therefore, if you are in a rush, you may skip it, however, the observation deck is nearby and offers the best view to the bridge, as far as you can see with the naked eye. It's worth stopping as from the road itself you won't be able to see much.
Written July 18, 2022
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nicole e
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We stopped in very briefly yesterday. We mainly just walked on the beach. Very scenic views of nature and the Confederation Bridge.
Planning another trip when we can stay longer to explore more of the trails.
Written July 29, 2020
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Thank you for your support! Welcome back anytime!
Written July 30, 2020
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Julie E
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Great information here and some cool souvenirs as well. But my favorite part was the lookout tower to see Confederation Bridge and the old lighthouse.
Written April 14, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your remarks! We are so proud of your lighthouse, our view and the museum inside! The Centre is open again for the season, in COVID style!
Written July 30, 2020
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The drive from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island is not short, and so having an interesting stop in between is fabulous. For lighthouse lovers, there's a stunning lighthouse there. For nature and bird-lovers, there's a lovely hike near the shoreline and an excellent nature centre. And you do get absolutely stunning views of the amazing Confederation Bridge, but bring a camera with a big zoom, your iPhone will not do. The nature centre has lots of great info, suited for all ages. We especially liked their comparison of wing-spans between different birds and humans. The only slight draw-back is that the washrooms in the Nature Centre are composting toilets, it seems: we appreciate that they could not connect to City mains, or do septic tanks in this remote, eco-friendly location. But if someone is squeamish, the toilets might be a hard sell. On the other side, if anybody is intrigued by composting toilets, this might be a draw on that account. Otherwise: a great stop!
Written November 14, 2019
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