a sculpture of a turtle with a bee on its back.

The Charlotte Coastal Region is excited to be one of your choices for daytrippin’ or staycations. With so much to choose from here is a list of some of our major seasonal attractions with all the info and links you’ll need to create your itinerary Here’s a snapshot of opening day information for May and activities to help you plan your Bay of Fundy fun.

Kingsbrae Garden – Open

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Award-winning Kingsbrae Garden is now open for the season. Explore their beautiful grounds, watch the llama walk, find the teapot tree, and enjoy a snack in the Savour cafe from celebrated chef Alex Haun.

Blacks Harbour Heritage Museum – Opening soon

Wild Salmon Nature Centre – Temporarily Closed

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To celebrate the opening of the Wild Salmon Nature Centre just outside St. Andrews, admission is free from May 20 to 22! You can take a tour, eat cake, play games, and explore this lovely learning centre and event venue.

The Fundy Discovery Aquarium – Open

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It’s official – the Fundy Discovery Aquarium in St. Andrews is officially opening for the season! There are new exhibits to explore, animals to discover, and more!

Ministers Island – Open June 12, 2020

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Ministers Island

While the hiking trails are open now, you’ll be able to experience all of Ministers Island, including Van Horne’s beautiful home and the newly renovated historic barn on May 21! Be sure to check the tide schedule before you drive or walk across the ocean floor – you don’t want the world’s highest tides to leave you stranded unexpectedly.

Ganong Chocolatier – Open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm

white and dark chocolates

Located in the original brick factory, you will have the opportunity to treat yourself, discover new favorites and relive childhood memories. Create new experiences by building your own box of chocolates from our wide variety of showcase chocolates or select from our Ganong Chocolate and Confectionary items.

McAdam Railway Station – Temporarily Closed

McAdam Train Station

Message from McAdam Railway Station, President  May 15, 2020

Welcome, As the Province moves to the next phase in the New Brunswick Recovery Plan, many people are wondering when the McAdam Railway Station will be re-opening to the public. As of today, re-opening dates have not been confirmed. Our priority is to ensure the health and safety for staff as they return to work and subsequently, for visitors in a well-planned, re-opening strategy in accordance with the Province’s Covid-19 Operational Plan. Until that time, please stay safe and continue to engage with us online through our Facebook site and website. Updates will be provided on these platforms as they become available.

Elsie Carroll, President, McAdam Historical Restoration Commission

The Chocolate Museum – Open with restrictions

We are excited to announce our season opening on Friday, June 19th! All tours must be booked in advance, with minimal visitors at one time. Click the “book now” link on our Instagram, Facebook or Webpage, or call 466-7848 to book a French tour. We hope to see you soon (& don’t forget your community face mask!)

The Oppenheimer-Prager Museum at Dayspring – Open June 12

Dayspring is the largest home in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. It was built in 1928 for Lewis Egerton Smoot, an American businessman from Washington who either was or was related to a famous American Senator who was co-author of the protectionist Smoot-Hawley Act.

The name Dayspring symbolizes the rising sun – hence the starburst emblem throughout the house on the main fireplace and surrounding every door handle – and it has a Biblical derivation.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park – Temporarily Closed

Roosevelt Cottage

FDR and his “Beloved Island”

From 1883, when Franklin was one year old, until he was stricken by polio in 1921, he spent most of his summers on this rugged and beautiful island on Passamaquoddy Bay. Here they sailed, canoed, golfed, hiked, and picnicked in a beautiful and rugged outdoor environment. Time spent pursuing such activities and exploring the outdoors with local fishermen and neighbor friends influenced the young man who was to become President of the United States.