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Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

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Good to explore; not so good to eat

We stopped here as part of a tour and had a very ordinary lunch - although I have to admit that the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann T
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Melbourne, Australia
What a pleasant surprise!

We planned to stop here just to take photos of the bridge, and were a little surprised to be... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Andy-S60
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London, United Kingdom
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Operated by a charitable non-profit organization, the 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...more
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5039 Route 16, Bayfield, New Brunswick E4M 3Z8, Canada
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+1 506-538-2220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here as part of a tour and had a very ordinary lunch - although I have to admit that the strawberry shortcake was fine. There were a number of things to do including exploring an excellent small natural history museum, learn how to...More

Thank Ann T
Meg E, Board Member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will work to improve the restaurant over the winter!

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We planned to stop here just to take photos of the bridge, and were a little surprised to be charged $2 for entry. But boy were we pleased we’d stopped! We found a reception lodge with toilets, snack area and shop with local crafts, then...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We chose to visit the Center because of the view of the Confederation Bridge. We walked to the Lighthouse which was beautiful against the bright blue sky. Of course we chose the shorter trail straight to the lighthouse. We returned the same way but stopped...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed July 22, 2018

But this time IO stopped to smell the roses (fields of wild roses) and charge my car. They have a single public Level 2 EV charger (Sun Country). The restaurant has beer and strawberry shortcake; the visitor centre has an above average gift shop; and...More

Thank michaelh409
Meg E, Board member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thanks for your great review - Check out our small museum next time and go for a tour! And Yeah!! to your electric car!

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The visitors centre had just opened for the season, so we had eager staff giving us recommendations for our visit. The visitors centre was mainly focused on the birds of the area and the wetlands importance in migratory routes, but there were also interesting local...More

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Meg E, Board Member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you so much for writing. Yes, we are waiting for a grant to finish the lighthouse and get proper displays about its history. It will be up as soon as! Please come back another time to try our excellent restaurant (closed on Mondays and...More

Reviewed January 19, 2018

This is a great stop before going over the bridge or after you cross for views of the bridge. Nice trail through the woods to an elevated viewing area, great for pictures.

Thank Cantal
Meg E, Board Member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Its a great view and we appreciate you writing - come back again and try the restaurant and take a tour of the museum and learn about the ice boats that used to travel to PEI!

Reviewed November 15, 2017

Since there are no views from the bridge itself, we stopped here for a view before crossing it. We didn't go into the Visitor Centre, as there didn't seem to be much need for explanation. We did wander around the parkland on the very tip...More

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Meg E, Board Member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Hi and thank you for writing! Next time do drop in! WE have wonderful local crafts and art in the first building ae well as ice cream and in the second building we have a great restaurant and small museu, - you can take a...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

I can't honestly say much because it was closed. We drove there to see the Confederation bridge and to use the washrooms. We parked and walked along one of the paths to the lookout which gives you a great view of the bridge and then...More

Thank Niki P
Meg E, Communications at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

I hope you can some back one day to see the museum, have a snack, check out another trail and browse through our craft store - Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Reviewed September 24, 2017

There is a nice interpretive center at the base of the bridge, observation tower and trail down to the beach to view the bridge. The trail is about 1/2 mile long. Worth a stop to get out of the car and view the bridge which...More

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Meg E, Board Member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thanks for your review! We appreciate it and we also have a small museum, a great restaurant and a fab gift shop!

Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Of course, weather permitting. We lucked into a partly cloudy day with no fog, so we were able to view the bridge from the observation tower. They've got trails to walk if you have the time, along with a small museum, cafe and gift shop.

Thank Bob J
Meg E, Board member at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thanks for writing! We welcome visitors and we are having live music at the restaurant this Thursday, July 26th Call 538 2220 for more info!

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