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Kouchibouguac National Park

186, Route 117
Saint Louis
E4X 1V2

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Kouchibouguac: Difficult to pronounce… impossible to forget

One of two wilderness Canadian national parks in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac is a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests which characterizes the Maritime Plain Natural Region. Natural wonders abound in this Park that boasts the second largest tern colony in North America. As well, the 25 kilometres of shifting sand dunes are home to the endangered piping plover and witness to colonies of both harbour and grey seals that frolic in the sunshine on certain sections of the dunes.

The name Kouchibouguac (Kou-she-boo-gwack) is of Mi’kmaq origin and means “river of the long tides”. Established in 1969, this 238 square kilometre national park provides a host of exciting family activities. The 60 kilometres of cycling paths are always popular with both hikers and cyclists. Canoeing/kayaking, swimming, camping, bird watching, as well as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing in winter are also available in this natural land of enchantment located on New Brunswick’s eastern coast line.

New this year are oTENTiks, a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, perfect for families, as well as equipped campsites, allowing visitors to rent a tent and gear at a very affordable rate.  For more information, visit the website or Facebook.

2016 Events:

July 1                 Canada Day *Free Admission
                (In French: Fête du Canada *admission gratuite)

June 10-12         StarFest
                with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
                (In French: Gala des Étoile )

August 1        New Brunswick Day – New Brunswick First Nations artists and artisans
                (In French: Fête du Nouveau-Brunswick – Artistes et artisans des Premières nations du Nouveau-Brunswick )

September 3        Geocaching Event with CacheupNB
                (in French: Evénement de géocachette avec CacheupNB)

Sept 30 – Oct 2        StarFest
                with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
                (in French: Gala des Étoiles)

October 1        Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
                (In French: Journée Apportez un enfant en vélo de montagne )

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2015 Events – English