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Johnson's Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre, NB (Photo by NCC)

Johnson's Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre, NB (Photo by NCC)

Visitor information

Boardwalk at the Johnson's Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre, New Brunswick (Photo by NCC)

Boardwalk at the Johnson's Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre, New Brunswick (Photo by NCC)

Staff at the Johnson’s Mills Interpretive Centre provide public education, monitor shorebirds and ensure that ecotourism is conducted in a manner that is not harmful to the birds. The Centre is open daily from July 4 to September 8, and interpreters are on hand to answer questions.

Visitors can call the centre at 506-379-6347 to enquire about high tide times and bird migration numbers. While observing shorebirds, visitors are encouraged to use viewing platforms, to walk softly, abstain from waving and shouting, drive slowly and quietly, and to not bring pets. Visitors are asked to stay off the beach during high tide.

Getting to the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Johnson's Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre:

From Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

- Trans-Canada Hwy – Bridge St, Sackville, NB.  Exit #506   
Route 106 W 16 km to Dorchester → Route 935 8 km to Centre

From New Brunswick

- Trans-Canada Hwy – East Memramcook, NB.  Exit #488 follow these signs: Route 106 E 15 km to Dorchester → Route 935 8 km to Centre

Key Dates

Opening day: July 4
Dorchester Sandpiper Festival: July 22–24
Peak season: August 8–22    
World Shorebirds Day: September 6

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