Taking place on the beautiful Ministers Island
Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. Lying just off the shore near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, this 500-acre island is only a part-time island. You reach it by driving over the seafloor approximately one kilometer (1/2 mile). Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century - the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway.
This year's even will take place Covenhoven House on the Van Horne Estate . In 1891 construction began on the house named for Sir William Van Horne's father, Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horne. What started as a somewhat modest summer cottage, after as many as seven modifications, became the 50 room residence you see today. This is where Van Horne threw off the vexing cares of business & pursued his diverse interests from art to zoology. His imaginative approach to everything he touched is evident in the buildings & beauty he created on Ministers Island.