Download GPX file for this article
44.667-66.75Full screen dynamic map
North America > Canada > Atlantic Canada > New Brunswick > Bay of Fundy > Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Grand Manan is a beautiful island, made up of several small fishing communities. The population swells significantly in the summer, but one can easily find privacy. While New Brunswick is a bilingual province, the residents of Grand Manan are almost exclusively English speakers.


Get in[edit]

There is regular car-ferry service from Blacks Harbour, NB. There is no fee for the trip to Grand Manan, however you must pay for your return trip. Prices and an up-to-date schedule can be found here.

A 1,000-m air strip for small planes is near the centre of the island. The closest commercial airports are Saint John, NB and Bangor, Maine.

Get around[edit]

  • Leighton Spicer - private taxi, Grand Harbour. +1 506 662-3708


  • Anchorage Provincial Park (between Grand Harbour and Seal Cove). Offers supervised camping sites on a seasonal basis (May through to the beginning of October), with sanitary and cooking facilities, trail dumping station, etc.
  • Grand Manan Museum, 1141 Route 776, Grand Harbour, +1 506 662-3524, e-mail: . This museum offers the Allen L. Moss Memorial Bird Collection, the McLaughlin Marine Gallery, a display of Island Geology, plus historical artifacts, archives and genealogical records.
  • Grand Manan Art Gallery, 21 Cedar Street, Castalia, +1 506 662-3662. Monday to Saturday from noon to 7:00pm and Sunday from 1-5pm, June 21 to September 26. Exhibits feature local artists and visiting artists with a connection to Grand Manan Island. $2.00. Children under 12 are free.
  • The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station (Gaskin Museum of Marine Life), 24 Route 776, North Head, +1 506 662-3804, e-mail: . 7 days a week from 9AM to 5PM, from early June to early October. Artifacts and exhibits related to right whales. Gift shop.
  • 1 Swallow Tail Lighthouse, 50 Lighthouse Road, North Head, e-mail: . July and August 10AM – 6PM, other times by chance.. Lighthouse tours. Gift shop. Swallowtail Lighthouse on Wikipedia Swallowtail Lighthouse (Q28375027) on Wikidata



  • Save easy, drug store, dollar store, home hardware have stores on the island.





Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Grand Manan Island is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!