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.
Enjoy camping under the stars and stay in a rustic shelter for a little bit of extra comfort, with all the amenities on site to ensure your stay is a comfortable one.
Kouchibouguac National Park is a 1 hour drive north of Moncton or 2 and half hours north east of Fredericton, New Brunswick.Get directions
The Acadian Coastal Drive offers you the best views by car.
All of Canada's National Parks and National Historic Sites have parking areas and washroom facilities that display the blue and white "accessibility sign." These places and facilities are reserved for those persons whose physical limitations require their use.