Charlotte County is the entrance to New Brunswick’s Fundy Coastal Drive. The region offers fresh, clean sea air, no crowds, and very little traffic. It’s home to wonderful sandy beaches, kayaking, whale watching, and birding opportunities, in addition to 19 well preserved lighthouses, a number of unique museums, art galleries, gardens, parks and scientific marine research centres. So, whether you’re looking for excitement and thrills, or a relaxing and peaceful vacation, there’s plenty to see and do for everyone.
Canada’s history actually began here when French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons landed on St. Croix Island over 400 years ago. In fact, St. Croix Island was the first European settlement north of Florida, now featuring parks on each side of the international border commemorating the founding! The St. Croix River, which is the boundary between Canada and the United States, was designated a heritage river by the Government of Canada in 1991.
Within 30 minutes of Blair House:
St. Croix River
Experience the 25 ft tides of the St. Croix River, just a 3 minute walk from Blair House.
Located in the old Ganong chocolate factory, with a small entry fee and lots of samples!
Taste the difference family tradition makes in an authentic early 1900’s candy store!
Enjoy the landscape, wildlife and hiking trails of this National Wildlife Refuge.
Saint Croix Island
International Historic Site of Pierre Dugua's first attempt at settlement in North America.
Charlotte County Museum
Discover the history and social life of the area from its Loyalist beginnings.
Explore the summer estate of Canadian Pacific Railway's builder, Sir William Van Horne.
A day at the lake
Sleep, swim, read or fish at one of the many beautiful lakes within easy reach.
Ganong Nature Park
Great for hiking, biking, dog walking, snowshoeing, sliding, kite flying and simply enjoying the beauty of the area.
St. Andrews-by-the-sea and surrounding area:
Easy hiking trail with 7 switch-backs, which rewards with great views from the top.
Charlotte County Gaol
The Old Gaol was built in 1832 and is home to the Charlotte County Archives.
Huntsman Marine Centre
Home to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium with touch tanks, seals and other marine life.
Magnificent 27 acre public gardens with Café, one of Canada's very best.
Ross Memorial Museum
A treasure trove of 19th century furniture, paintings and objets d'art from around the world.
St. Andrews Blockhouse
Step back in time to an era of conflict with the USA at this National Historic site.
Arts and nature centre with regular exhibitions of local art and other events.