- Discover the Sand Dunes
Walk Kellys Beach Boardwalk, search for crabs, oysters and sticklebacks in the lagoon waters or gather everyone around for a picnic.
- Enjoy the Warm Waters
Kouchibouguac National Park boasts of the warmest salt water beaches north of Virginia. Have a beach time at Kellys Beach or at Callanders Beach.
- Bike the Park
Those who’ve cycled on Kouchibouguac’s trails can’t help but sing their praises. The fact is that this park has about 60 km of trails of which only one, Major Kollock Creek Trail, can be said to be moderately challenging. The rest of the trails are easy and covered in fine gravel. So as you prepare to spend some time at this park, remember to pack everyone’s bikes. (Bike rentals are also available)
- Experience the Dark Sky
- Join for Wigwam Gathering
Step into the Big Wigwam overlooking Callanders Beach and be transported into a world of Mi’kmaw folklore, traditional regalia and spiritual beliefs. You will have a chance to chat with Mi’kmaq interpreters who will help you to appreciate their culture through historical stories, spirituality, regalia and folklore.
- Paddle Like a Voyageur
Join the park’s interpreters on Kouchibouguac’s Voyageur Canoe Experience where you will have an opportunity to paddle a replica Voyageur Canoe. Ospreys, bald eagles and terns will watch you from above while bickering grey seals will wait for you on the shore. You can also paddle to see Leaning Tree- a laterally growing tree on the Kouchibouguac River.
- Experience Winter the Kouchibouguac Way
When the snow begins to fall it brings with it a new wave of excitement. The skis and snowshoes come out of hibernation and the fires in the rustic cabins welcome weary travellers. Whichever way you choose to enjoy the snow, you are bound to have fun.
- Fill a Bucket With Clams
- Let Nature Dazzle You
The park is a remarkable blend of ecosystems where bogs and salt marshes give way to lush forests. You can marvel at these habitats as you stroll through Kouchibouguac’s network of hiking trails. They will take you through bogs, salt marshes, forests, lagoons, dunes, fields and fresh water habitats each with its own unique scents, sights and sounds that you must experience for yourself.
Some of the most popular trails include Pines, Beaver, Mi’kmaq Cedar, Kellys Beach Boardwalk, Bog, Kouchibouguac River, Tweedie, Osprey and Claire-Fontaine.
- Go on a Fatbike Adventure
Explore the park on a fatbike, you will keep coming back for more.