Experience Ministers Island, Canada’s largest tidal island and a designated Provincial and Federal historic site. Cross the ocean floor into a world rich in distinctive natural and marine surroundings, cultures and histories. For many centuries the island was the seasonal home of the Passamaquoddy indigenous people. In 1777 the island took on a new identity as Loyalists from the United States moved north to escape the American Revolutionary War and settled what is now Saint Andrews in 1783. “Ministers Island” is named for Parson Andrews who began a ministry in the area after settling on the island in 1790.

Relax, enjoy, and imagine life on the sprawling summer estate of Sir William Van Horne.The railroad visionary, interestingly an American, united Canada by completing the railway coast to coast in 1885. Be amazed by the massive and recently restored Maxwell designed barn, once the heart of an innovative agricultural operation.

Covenhoven on Ministers Island Immerse yourself in a time when the rich and famous of the post-Victorian era came to play in Saint Andrews by-the-Sea.

The Bathhouse on Ministers Island Explore the spectacular 50 room summer cottage which reflects Van Horne’s appreciation of art, music, entertainment and the finer things in life. Come explore! We’re waiting to welcome you.