and White Head Islands are perfect vacation destinations for those
seeking a refuge
from the crowds of many popular destinations.
Whether you have a day or two to spend
with us or your entire vacation,
has something to offer all interests.
Grand Manan Island lies a mere 11 km (6 miles) from the closest landfall (Campobello Island and the easternmost point of Maine) and is served year-round by a 64 car ferry making multiple trips daily from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.
Grand Manan Island is within a days drive from most large population centres along the eastern seaboard, yet it seems far removed from the hubbub of urban living
- an ideal spot to while away an afternoon...or a lifetime!
In August 2011 the "Grand Manan Adventure" Ferry began it's run,
replacing the "Grand Manan V" as the main ferry. This state-of-the-art ferry carries 80 vehicles and 380 passengers and crew. The "Grand Manan V" is now the secondary ferry and greatly increases the carrying capacity of our ferry system. The "Grand Manan" ferry was retired. Also in 2011, the "William Frankland", a new, larger ferry, replaced the "Lady White Head" ferry connecting White Head Island with Grand Manan Island.
Experience for yourself
historically attracted famous painters (John
James Audubon), crafts people
(Erica Deichmann Gregg),
and the Pulitzer prize winning
author Willa Cather to these shores and continues to attract
nature lovers, artists, photographers, geologists and hikers today.
Discover lighthouses, beaches, soaring
fishing boats, wildflowers,
whales and seabirds. Nutrient-rich
waters of the Bay of Fundy, kept
mixed by the famous Fundy tides, give
us the best whale and seabird watching
in New Brunswick.
yourself, everything else you need for an enjoyable
stay is right here - a wide range of accommodations including historic
inns and lodges, sea side cottages, housekeeping
B&B's, a motel and sea side campgrounds, and dining experiences to
suit everyone’s taste and budget.
tour of our lighthouses,
hike the many island trails, bring
kayak and bike, or opt for
convenient rentals. Wander our shorelines beachcombing or visit
the busy local fishing wharves
or try our local delicacies. Visit
our local museums and marine research station.
Our Art Gallery highlights local artists and artists who showcase Grand Manan with several exhibits over the summer.
Hop aboard a tour boat and
spot puffins, porpoises and a
wide array of whales and other seabirds. From spring nesting to fall migration bird
watchers will reach for their binoculars with delight.
We invite you to discover this
of active fishing communities and the beauty and serenity of nature at
A Natural wonder in the centre of Canada's Bay of Fundy.
us once and we guarantee you’ll often find yourself musing....
“Wish I were there.”
come see what you've been missing!