Come Explore the Beautiful Belleisle Bay Area

An Atlantic Canada Experience

Explore the beautiful Belleisle Bay on one of the most scenic river systems in Atlantic Canada, the Saint John River Valley. Motorcyclists, Cyclists, Hikers, Kayakers and Boaters are drawn to this part of the world in the warmer months and when the temperatures cool, XC skiers, ice cave hikers, sledders and ice fishers flock to this winter wonderland. We have it all available right outside your door at the romantic Belleisle Bayview Retreat.

The wonderful country roads of the Belleisle Bay are a motor cyclist’s (and cyclist’s) dream with many diners, rest stops, farmers markets, cable ferries, beaches and so much more!

Activities in our backyard, in New Brunswick

City of Saint John
The City of Saint John is Canada's first incorporated city and is known as our Loyalist City, after the landing of Loyal British Subjects following their defeat in the U.S. war of Independence in 1776. With its many architectural wonders and shops, restaurants, Saint John is a must see. The historic City Market and Imperial Theatre are just two of many sites to see and only 40 minutes away by car.

The Fundy Trail
The Fundy Trail, originating in St. Martins, is a must see with its many seafood restaurants and beaches including a well manicured hiking trail along the Atlantic coast giving exquisite views of the Bay of Fundy. A great destination for bird watching and hiking, it’s a beautiful 35 minute country road drive from the Belleisle Bayview Retreat.

Elmhurst Outdoors provides a little something for everyone in the family. From skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to canoeing and maple syrup in the spring, Elmhurst has it all.

The Town of Sussex
Proudly rural and quaintly charming, Sussex is nestled in the countryside of New Brunswick, known for its rolling green hills, timeless covered bridges, murals and dairy farms.

Bates Barn
Our neighbours, Bates Barn, is a rustic venue with modern amenities for Weddings and Special Events. Bates Barn is surrounded by 15 acres of farmland with picturesque views of the Belleisle Bay and scenic countryside.

Covered Bridges

Cable Ferries

Boating on the Belleisle

Boating is one of the main activities on the Belleisle Bay - from motor boating to sailing and kayaking. The Belleisle Bayview Retreat is conveniently located just above Bate's Landing at the Belleisle Ferry with access to a public boat launch. 

Contact Osprey Adventures if you like to kayak and need a rental. For those seeking the best in fishing on the Belleisle and the Saint John River system, contact It's ABOAT Time River Adventures (Reservations required - one week advance notice.)

The Flavours of the Belleisle Bay

Dinning Destinations

Check out some of the best local cuisine, including Seafood, Indian, German, Polish or simply breakfast, all within a short drive of the your Dome or Yurt at the Belleisle Bayview Retreat...

Up to Par Restaurant (10% discount for BBR guests)

Dunhams Run (10% discount for BBR guests)

Old Bavarian Restaurant (German Food at its BEST!)

Hammond River Cafe

YIP Cider

Thandi Restaurant

Italian by Night

The Plank Restaurant at Reversing Falls

Grannan Group Restaurants

For a complete list of where to eat and what to do, head to Discover Saint John & the Towns by the Bay.