The Basics: Where to Camp

Where to begin camping

New Brunswick

Fundy National Park Fundy National Park
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Fundy National Park

The movement of water—and the movement of the human spirit—is what Fundy National Park is all about. Walk along one of the many trails that lead through the forest and listen for the sound of falling water. Be amazed by the world’s highest tides and canoe the tranquil surface of a lake.

A 1.5 hour drive from either Moncton or Saint John.

Must do

Take a canoe out on Bennett Lake for an evening paddle. It’s a great way to see wildlife like beaver, moose and deer and hear the symphony of frogs as the sun sets. For something a little more daring, grab your bathing suit and hike out to Laverty Falls. The 2.5 km hike is a bit tricky, but you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall and a swim in the river just below the falls.

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Red Squirrel 
  2. Red Fox 
  3. Snowshoe Hare 
  4. White Tailed Deer 
  5. Coyote

Insider’s tip

Pack rubber boots or water shoes. Exploring the ocean floor while the tide is out is one of the most popular activities here in Fundy.

For more information on camping and other experiences available, visit the Fundy National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.

 

Kouchibouguac National Park Kouchibouguac National Park
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Kouchibouguac National Park

At Kouchibouguac National Park, the sweeping vistas will take your breath away. Birds dance over sand dunes that reach as far as the eye can see, while the movement of the marram grass follows the rhythm of the breeze. Children and shorebirds share the warm waters of the lagoon, each on their own adventure.

A 1-hour drive from Moncton.

Must do

The voyageur canoe adventure – a must-do! Paddle to the sand dunes with other adventurous visitors and visit a colony of grey seals. Keep an eye out for terns, osprey, bald eagles and more. This could be the highlight of your visit!

Wildlife you might see

  1. Common Tern 
  2. Black Bear 
  3. Grey Seal 
  4. Marmot 
  5. Great Blue Heron

Insider’s Tip

Visit the Kellys Beach sector, even if you aren’t a fan of beaches. In one very small area you will find 4 different habitats, each one featuring several species of birds and spectacular scenery.

For more information on camping and other experiences available, visit the Kouchibouguac National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.