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. 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.
Just because the temperature drops and the snow starts falling doesn’t mean the fun stops! During the winter months cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking and tobogganing are available in this natural land of enchantment located on New Brunswick’s eastern coast line.If you are feeling especially adventurous, you may even opt to try Fat Biking!
If you’re looking to extend your stay overnight, the oTENTik, is a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin and are perfect for families. The park also offers equipped campsites, allowing visitors to rent a tent and gear at a very affordable rate.