News Release Article from  Parks Canada

Fat Biking, Star Gazing and Other Winter Activities at Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park joins in the Canada 150 Celebrations with special events during the winter months

 

February 10, 2017                                 Fundy National Park                                  Parks Canada Agency

 

To help take the chill out of the coldest months of the year, Fundy National Park and our partners are offering special winter programming intended to introduce you - or reintroduce you - to the great Canadian winter. 

Fundy National Park will be hosting a “Get the Skinny on Fat Biking” event on Saturday, February 11, with a fat biking demonstration from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., at the Salt and Fir Centre. This family friendly event is free to attend. Consolvo Bikes and Outdoor Elements will be giving demonstrations and a short test track will be available for people to try out a fat bike and get a feel for what this sport is all about. Displays and information booths on fat biking will be set up inside the centre.

During the New Brunswick March Break, we’re going on a snowshoe trek under the moon light. Stop by the Visitor Centre to rent snowshoes, courtesy of our partners, the Fundy Guild, and meet us at the Salt and Fir Centre at 7:00 p.m. on March 11, 2017. The terrain is family friendly and good for beginners. Hot chocolate will be served.

Winter is the best time to see the Orion Nebula which is in the constellation of Orion the Hunter. It’s a stellar nursery—where stars are born! Fundy National Park is one of the best areas for star gazing in the Maritimes because it’s a Dark Sky Preserve. To learn more, check out the “Milky Way Madness” program at the Salt and Fir Centre on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Fat biking, snowshoeing, and star gazing are just some of the ways visitors can connect to the outdoors this season. Fundy National Park has 18 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter walking as well as fat biking and facilities for winter camping.  

Canada’s national parks and national historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in a special way and will play a big part in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

 

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada announced free admission for all visitors to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada in 2017 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Your Canada 150 Discovery Pass can be ordered online or can be picked up at the Fundy National Park Visitor Centre.
  • This winter, visitors to Fundy National Park are able to rent rustic cabins, oTENTiks, and yurts to enjoy winter activities in the park. Reservations for accommodations can be made online through the Parks Canada Reservation system at www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca or by calling 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). 

 

Related Links

Fundy National Park Winter Activities

Parks Canada Reservations

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

 

Contact
Maeve Murphy
Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer
Fundy National Park
Tel.: 506-851-4666
Cell: 506-850-5204
maeve.murphy@pc.gc.ca

Photo credit: Parks Canada/D. Latendresse
Jeff and Jodi Grandy out for a walk with their daughter, Clementine, at McLaren Pond in Fundy National Park.


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