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Kouchibouguac National Park

Refuge hivernal - hébergement rustique
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Rustic Shelter - Winter Accommodations

For those looking for a unique winter experience in the area, three rustic shelters are available for overnight ski or snowshoe adventures in a safe and cozy environment.

The shelters, located in the South Kouchibouguac campground along the cross country ski trail, are available from November 1st to March 31.

3 people sitting at a picnic table, near the rustic shelter, during winter. Have a unique winter experience at one of our rustic shelters!
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Reservations in advance: call the park at (506) 876-2443.

Shelters are accessible by ski (10 km), by snowshoes (9 to 12 km depending on route chosen) and by foot or bicycle - conditions permitting.

Available in or near shelters: picnic tables, sleeping platforms, stoves, firewood, kindling, shovel, orientation maps, smoke detector and fire extinguisher. Dry toilets are located within 10 metre of the shelters.

Your reservation will confirm one of the three available shelters. Only once you arrive on site will you discover which of the three shelters will be yours during your stay. Shelters are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

From the end of October until the Park road closes for safety reasons, the shelters are accessible from Ryans. Visitors can park their vehicles at Ryans and walk to the shelters by following the bikeway along Kouchibouguac River. (Walking distance: from 800 m to 1.3 km)

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.

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