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Kouchibouguac National Park Welcomes Visitors for Winter Fun

Special 2016 winter activities appeal to a variety of interests

January 14, 2016              Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick                         Parks Canada Agency

Kouchibouguac National Park is offering special winter activities and programs this year that combine adventure and education. Visitors can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching and geocaching or simply go walking in the picturesque forests of the park. The national park offers backcountry winter camping and nights in rustic shelters so visitors can extend their stay in the park.

A new snowshoeing trail that runs parallel to portions of the cross-country ski trail between Pijebookgwek and Patterson shelters will open this winter. The trail will lead snowshoeing enthusiasts across beautiful terrain in the park, including areas not usually accessible during other seasons.   

In addition, special activities will be offered from January to March 2016, including snowshoe treks under the stars, a family ski event and an opportunity to learn about winter camping. For a full list of winter activities at Kouchibouguac National Park, visit the park’s website.  

Due to weather and ski trail conditions, some activities may be postponed, modified or cancelled. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook, call Kouchibouguac National Park at 506-876-2443, or email us at (weekdays) to get information on any of the planned activities.

Quick Facts

  • Did you know that Kouchibouguac National Park:
    • Maintains two trails specifically for winter walking;
    • Has 15 km of groomed cross-country ski trails for the classic and skating techniques;
    • Is entirely accessible by snowshoe, with four specific marked trails, including a brand new one to explore this year;
    • Has seven cozy warm-up shelters with tables, wood stoves and dry toilets available for the comfort of visitors; and,
    • Is a designated Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada?
  •  No equipment? Not a problem! A cross-country ski and snowshoe rental service, located at Pijeboogwek, is available. Contact us ahead of time for rental hours of operation at 506-876-2443 or (weekdays).


Associated Links

Kouchibouguac National Park

Parks Canada Reservation System



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Julie Bastarache
Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer
Kouchibouguac National Park, Parks Canada
Office: 506-876-1288; Cel: 506-521-4739

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency

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