The Fundy Coast Sights

Ministers Island

  • Via Bar Rd., off Rte. 127, 5 km (3 miles) north of St. Andrews Map It
  • St. Andrews by-the-Sea
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This huge island estate, once completely self-sufficient, was the summer home of Sir William Van Horne, chairman of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1899 to 1915. Tours of the property include Covenhoven, Sir William's 50-room summer home; a tidal swimming pool; a livestock barn; a cottage; an old windmill; and the 1790 Minister's House from which the island takes its name. To get to the island you drive, walk, or bike at low tide; be sure to leave the island before the tide comes in or you will be stuck for another six hours. The website gives details of accessible hours for each open day.

Sight Information


Via Bar Rd., off Rte. 127, 5 km (3 miles) north of St. Andrews, St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, E5B 0A4, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$10 (cash only), includes guided tour
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., daily; times vary according to tides

Published 06/07/2016


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