Grand Manan is the largest island in the Bay of Fundy, sitting where the Bay of Fundy meets the Gulf of Maine. The Island is 34 kilometres (21 miles) long by 18 kilometres (11 miles) wide.

Approximately 2,500 people live on Grand Manan Island. The majority of the population lives in the villages that line on the eastern side of Grand Manan. The western side of the island is marked by tall cliffs where high winds are common, and has seen little development.

Interesting Facts

Grand Manan Island has a unique and varied geology. Did you know that on Red Point Beach, you can find magnetic sand? And that some people have found amethyst, agate, zeolites and copper on Grand Manan?

Grand Manan is a well known birdwatchers' paradise. John James Audubon once lived on Grand Manan.

Grand Manan has also been home to more than its fair share of artists. Artists who have lived on Grand Manan include:

  • Alfred Thompson Bricher
  • Harrison Bird Brown
  • W. J. Aylward
  • Mauritz de Haas
  • William F. de Hass
  • Robert Swain Gifford
  • Winslow Homer
  • John George Brown
  • Frederic Edwin Church
  • Lucius R. O'Brien
  • Milton J. Burns
  • Erica Deichmann Gregg
  • Lori P. Morse

The Pulizer-prize winning author, Willa Cather, also resided on Grand Manan.

Read Wikipedia's article on Grand Manan Island.