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Kouchibouguac National Park

A man is snowshoeing near the Bog Trail
© Dave Kane

Winter Activities

Yes, the park is open year round — even in the winter! Stop at the Pijeboogwek waxing hut located across the road from the Visitor Reception Centre. Attendants will help you plan your day.

Ski symbol Cross Country Skiing
15 km of trails are groomed to accommodate both the classical and the skating techniques.
Backcountry camping Backcountry Winter Camping
Those who are more adventurous may want to try camping at the Petit-Large primitive campsite.
Snowshoeing symbol Snowshoeing
4 trails are specifically marked for snowshoeing: The new Pijeboogwek-Patterson link, Pines trailKouchibouguac River Trail and the Osprey trail.
Overnight shelter symbol
Rustic Shelter
Three shelters located in the South Kouchibouguac Campground can accommodate overnight visitors.
Bird symbol Birdwatching
Many bird species call Kouchibouguac home during the cold winter months.
Hiking symbol Winter Walking
The park maintains 2 trails specifically for winter walking.
Tobogganing symbol Sliding / Tobogganing
Winter fun for the whole family on the Patterson hill!
Geocaching symbol Geocaching
An outdoor activity that is similar to a treasure hunt. Find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite-navigation device (GPS) or even a smart phone.

For Your Safety

  • Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and security!
  • In case of an accident or emergency call 911. Be prepared for the possibility that you may have to wait for help if you have an accident.
  • Cell phone coverage is not available everywhere. Pay phones are located at Pijeboogwek and at the visitor reception centre.
  • Avoid hypothermia and frostbites by dressing appropriately. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Check air temperature and wind chill factor before skiing.
  • Make sure to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Stay on designated trails.
  • Check ice conditions before crossing rivers and estuaries.