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Minister's Island

199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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Wonderful place for history enthusiasts

Many people have no idea the impact Sir Van Horne had on Canada. He was one of those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Stephen, Canada
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One of my favourite places in NB

I LOVE this place. Beautiful scenery. Lots of trails. So much interesting history. Even the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fredericton, Canada
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Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horne.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bath house” (31 reviews)
“van horne” (23 reviews)
199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people have no idea the impact Sir Van Horne had on Canada. He was one of those bigger-than-life characters that pulled the country forward through shear tenacity and force of will. It is a shame that his home in Montreal was torn down. Luckily...More

Thank Boaters2B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this place. Beautiful scenery. Lots of trails. So much interesting history. Even the teenagers enjoyed it. No food available here but you could bring a picnic lunch. It is well worth the visit.

Thank CHowe73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a few hours Our teens had zero interest in touring the house barn etc so my husband and I toured the interiors on our own and really took in the wonderful history lesson of William Van Hornes summer home Really cool...More

1  Thank HighclereC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A view into the life and times of a person who was instrumental in the forming of our country. First of all, it was a real biographic lesson on the life of William Cornelius Van Horne. Although the place needs more repair and fixing up,...More

Thank Michelas62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The man who built this was quite the Renaissance man. I couldn't have imagined there was such a thing as a 3000 lb billiards table, let alone having a butler who was also a professional pool player. I adored the nursery with the family toys,...More

Thank fc74mn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We crossed the Bay of Fundy by car at 3:35 with the tide out which was kind of neat. Nothing particularly memorable about the property or William Van Hornes summer house. Seen similar properties and homes in other parts of the world which were far...More

1  Thank raichmetrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a visit we had driving on the ocean's floor during low tides from Saint Andrews and getting to a unique island where Van Horne created his retreat. This is a beautiful place for having a picnic or for hiking. There is a huge mansion...More

1  Thank ihor s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so cool, absolutely beautiful. The history is incredible - I wish we have of taken a guided tour to learn more! So much to see, walking trails. We said when we left, we wish we had of packed a lunch and gone...More

2  Thank Tara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island is only accessible at low tide so time your visit accordingly (their website offers appropriate hours). This is the summer residence of Sir William Van Horne (CEO of the CPR during the trans-Canada railway completion). There are about a dozen buildings on site...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of history to learn about Sir Van Horne. Was fun to drive across the sand bar at low tide. Huge summer home ( mansion) with replication of period pieces. Kids were amazed with all the "ole time" stuff which surprised us. Beautiful art and...More

Thank Shoba S
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Cindy C
31 August 2017|
Response from michaelh409 | Reviewed this property |
Just search the gc tide table
Philip K
24 October 2016|
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Response from vespadue | Reviewed this property |
Tides are posted on their website.
27 August 2016|
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Response from jillles | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't recall but I found a website which says $8 and it sounds right. Tripadvisor is giving me a hard time pasting it in but google it. Bring food if you want to eat there - no concessions. You pay when you... More