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Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

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Celebrating 50 Years of our National Flag in Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick, February 13, 2015 — Tilly O’Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, invites visitors to join Kouchibouguac National Park on Sunday, from noon to 5 pm on February 22, for a very special day at the park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. The special day, originally scheduled for Sunday February 15, has been rescheduled due to a snowstorm.

Kouchibouguac National Park will celebrate this important anniversary with fun activities for people of all ages. Visitors wearing flag colors will have their names entered into a draw to win fun prizes. Events will include a Canadian Flag Rally leaving from the Pijeboogwek shelter and ending at the Patterson shelter, with plenty of family-fun challenges and activities along the way. Participation souvenirs and prizes for the winning team will be awarded.

Bring your sled and toboggans for some slipping and sliding down the famous hill at the Patterson shelter. Parks Canada will have a few sleds on hand for visitors without their own equipment. In addition, for the occasion, Parks Canada will provide hot cocoa and marshmallows by the fire and, of course, cake.

Through initiatives like these, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan by taking concrete action to connect Canadians to nature. In addition, the ongoing work of Parks Canada and its programs, special events and exciting new activities across the country enhance visitor experience and facilitate personal connections with Parks Canada places.

Quick facts:

  • Kouchibouguac National Park is open year-round for people to enjoy the great outdoors and winter wonderland of the park. Other special visitor events in February and early March include: 
    • A special 3 km snowshoeing trek with a park volunteer on Sunday February 22nd to the Middle Kouchibouguac shelter. Meeting at the Pijeboogwek parking lot at 11 a.m. Bring a picnic! 
    • A magical night of snowshoeing: a 3 km trek under the crescent Moon with a park volunteer on Sunday March 6th to the Middle Kouchibouguac shelter. Meeting at the Pijeboogwek parking lot at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your headlamp and a good snack! 
  • 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 kouch.info@pc.gc.ca (weekdays).

Reopening of Route 117 at Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick, December 12, 2014 — The public is advised that Route 117 within Kouchibouguac National Park and Pointe-Sapin is now reopened to all vehicles.

Road closure of Route 117 at Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick, December 11, 2014 — The public is advised that Route 117 within Kouchibouguac National Park and Pointe-Sapin is currently closed due to flooding and road damage. Park personnel is continuing to monitor road conditions within the park to ensure public safety. Additional closures or partial closures within Kouchibouguac National Park are possible as water damage continues to be assessed throughout the day. For more updated information, contact Kouchibouguac National Park at 506-876-2443 during regular business hours or visit their Facebook page.

For additional information on all road conditions, visit the Province of New Brunswick (Traffic Advisories / Road Construction Report) webpage at http://www1.gnb.ca/0113/en/traffic_advisories/index-e.asp or dial 511.