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Kouchibouguac National Park

A family snowshoes in the park

Winter bucket list

Black bears hibernate, but that doesn't mean you have to! Kouchibouguac National Park is open year-round and has plenty of awesome experiences to offer in the winter. Here are a few we think you should have on your winter bucket list:

A man sliding down the snowy hill 
Race down Patterson Hill 
Spend a day with the family on the hill! Located about 2 km from the Pijeboogwek parking lot. A perfect family adventure! 
Two people walking in snowshoes 
Snowshoeing off the beaten path 
Feeling more adventurous? Then go off the beaten path and create your own trail! There’s plenty of room for everyone!
- Go to Snowshoeing
A woman at a picnic table in the shelter 
Enjoy a family picnic in our cozy warm-up huts 
Warm up in one of our 7 cozy shelters. We provide the firewood, you bring the food!
People taking a break at a shelter during a nightly ski outing
Ski in the dark 
Put on your headlamps and bring hot chocolate. There is really something magical about skiing at night. Take a moment to look up at the stars – you’re in a Dark Sky Preserve after all!
A couple is birding in the snow 
Go on a bird watching trek 
There’s really nothing quite like observing wildlife in a national park... especially with absolutely no mosquitoes to bug you!

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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Winter Activities Menu

Cross Country Ski Backcountry Camping Hiking Snowshoeing Tobogganing Abri rustique Birdwatching