Guided tours

We offer:

  • daily programs on-demand and
  • specialized programs for school groups and bus tours.

Guided tours — bridging history & nature

We offer free daily guided adventures for individuals and families from July to August

  • Programs are 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Extended guided tours are also available; please make a reservation at least a week in advance to ensure a park interpreter will be available.

Osprey Nest:  Witness some of the 200 species of birds who visit Cape Jourimain throughout the year. During the summer months the Osprey are nesting, and lucky visitors may experience their majestic flight as they soar over the salt marshes and coastlines in search of food.

Lighthouse:  During a short hike down our lighthouse trail, visitors will learn about the natural and human history of the Cape Jourimain area, including the Ice Boat service, submarine cable, and the life of a lighthouse keeper.

Beach Life:  Discover the creatures who live beneath the waves and on our shores.  Learn about our different clams, mussels, crabs and other sea life – how they live their lives and what they leave behind, all beneath the stunning backdrop of the Confederation Bridge.

Renewables & Museum Tour:  Learn about the different sustainable technologies Cape Jourimain uses in our day-to-day operations.  Afterwards, experience how our museum weaves natural and human history together into single story encompassing everything Cape Jourimain has to offer.

School Programs

  • We do not charge admission for students, teachers, or parents.

Shore Explore:  An exploration of Cape Jourimain’s shore habitat, interpreters will aid students in identifying shells, seaweeds, and other forms of beach life.  The entire class will be able to participate in catch-and-release seine net fishing, and discover the creatures which live beneath the waves.

Nature is Amazing:  A guided nature walk to our local Osprey Nest where students will learn about the plants, birds, and other animals who call Cape Jourimain home.  Binoculars are provided.

Super Awesome Sustainability:  Students will discover the various green technologies used at the Nature Centre, including Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and compostable toilets!  This is followed by a tour through our museum.

Typical School Program:

10:00: Arrival
10:00-10:15: Bathroom & Snack Break
10:15-11:00: Shore Explore
11:00-11:45: Super Awesome Sustainability
11:45-12:15: Lunch
12:15-1:00: Nature is Amazing
1:00-1:15: Observation Tower & Departure