Kouchibouguac National Park, Saint-Louis-de-Kent

4.6
#7 of 34 in Nature in New Brunswick
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Kouchibouguac National Park () is located on the east coast of New Brunswick, in Kouchibouguac. The park includes barrier islands, sand dunes, lagoons, salt marshes and forests. It provides habitat for seabirds, including the endangered piping plover, and the second largest tern colony in North America. Colonies of harbour seals and grey seals also inhabit the park's 25 kilometres (16 mi) of sand dunes. It is also home to the extremely rare and fragile Gulf of St. Lawrence aster, though in 2006, storms eradicated most of the asters' colonies. The park's size is 238 km2 (92 sq mi). Recreational activities in the park include swimming, cycling and hiking. In recent news, the park has reported sightings of the fisher marten in the area, making it one of the few places in New Brunswick that have fisher populations. The park's various public activities attract thousands of visitors each year. Kouchibouguac offers a range of activities, from a river adventure in a voyageur-style canoe, to going seal watching, to a talk about Mi'kmaq band governments. The park is also home to the popular Kelly's Beach.
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  • I absolutely loved this provincial park. It has such a great variety of trails and the beach is wonderful. Due to the pandemic the park is free so I can only urge everyone in New Brunswick to visit...  more »
  • We camp at Kouchibouguac every year and always enjoy the many amenities offered. Such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming, biking and hiking. The park is well maintained and offers full service sites.  more »
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  • We went cross country skiing at the park. The trails were amazing! We had perfect weather which made it even more enjoyable. The staff at the rental was so friendly and helpful. What a pleasant little adventure we had!
  • I don't have too much experience with parks in winter, but I've been thoroughly impressed with Kouchibouguac. There are plenty of options for gear rentals at very reasonable prices, the trails are well maintained, and the warm-up shelters are icing on the cake (clean and plenty of wood provided). It's unfortunate the rustic shelters are not available for winter 2019, but I'll still give 5 stars because the overall experience was fantastic.

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