The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre is located in East Port L'Hebert, overlooking the ocean and Port Joli Harbour, offering 300+ hectares of land, including a wide assortment of habitats from open meadows and pastures to woodlands, ponds, bogs, coastal barrens, sandy beaches and rocky shores.
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Port Joli Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Tidney Wilderness Area and other nearby protected areas total approximately 7,000 hectares.
A main building is available for group activities, several bunkhouses for overnight stays, and a field laboratory. The buildings were built largely with timbers milled by the grandson and great grandsons of Dr. Lewis from logs grown on neighbouring lands. Most furnishings, appliances and laboratory equipment have been generously donated.
Be it yoga, birding, music, or any other natural environment-related venture, our facilities are nestled in the perfect location. Consider us when planning upcoming events for your organization. Contact us for details.
The facilities available include a main building for group activities, meetings and community-building. It features a fully-operational kitchen and dining area, accessible washrooms with adjacent shower-rooms and laundry equipment. Additionally, the large gathering space includes flexible seating, a projector screen, a wood stove and air conditioning. WiFi available.
We offer five rustic bunkhouses that can sleep up to 24 people combined. One cabin sleeps two people; three cabins sleep five people (two bunk beds and a cot); and one cabin sleeps seven people (three bunk beds and a cot). Electricity available in two cabins adjacent to the Centre. Lanterns provide light for off-grid cabins by the shore.
An onsite field laboratory is equipped with scopes, dissecting implements, lenses, refrigerator, plant specimen drier, glassware, scales and more. It is located on the lower level of the main building.