Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

A father and his daughter at their campsite.
© Parks Canada

Front-Country Camping

Camping

Camping has always been a very popular activity in Kouchibouguac National Park. Campers appreciate the privacy and the feeling of tranquility the Kouchibouguac campsites provide. Nearby sandy beaches, playgrounds, the bikeway and nature trails offer something for everyone.

Camping is so popular at Kouchibouguac that the campgrounds are often full during the peak period of June 25th to August 25th. For this reason, we highly recommend you take advantage of our reservation system.

Please be aware that firewood importation is now prohibited at Kouchibouguac National Park.

Prohibition of Firewood Importation

Campgrounds

SitesPeak SeasonShoulder SeasonShower FacilitiesToiletsDry ToiletPlaygroundCampfirePicnic ShelterFirewoodTrailer dumping
South Kouchibouguac (Reserve at 1-877-737-3783 or www.pccamping.ca)
Electricity 127 $32.30 $29.40 Check Check   Check Check Check Check Check
Unserviced 184 $27.40 $21.50
Côte-à-Fabien
Drive-in 22 $15.70 Closed     Check   Check   Check  
Walk-in 10
Peak Season 2012: June 30 to September 3
Shoulder Season 2012: May 17 to June 29 and September 4 to October 14

A young girl in a tent © Parks Canada
A limited number of sites will continue to be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not made a reservation, it is very important as soon as you arrive in the area that you inquire at the park Visitor Centre regarding the availability of campsites.

There are also other excellent campsites in the Kouchibouguac Bay area. Ask our staff about them. No matter where you stay you can always take advantage of the many facilities and special programs offered at Kouchibouguac National Park, a special Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada protected ecosystem.

For a detailed description of our campgrounds, see the links below:

Dim the lights!

Don't forget that Kouchibouguac is a Dark Sky Preserve and so we encourage you to minimize as much as possible lighting in the campground.

Please Follow the Speed Limits

In any protected heritage reserve such as a national park, it is very important that you follow the posted speed limit.

Roads in the campground are very sinuous. The numerous trees and thick vegetation as well as the large number of people walking and cycling inside the campground increase the possibilities of accidents. It is therefore imperative that you follow the 20 km/hr speed limit. Remember that prevention is better than cure.

Wherever you are in the South Kouchibouguac park, if you are driving a motorized vehicle, remember that all living species have a right to live whether it be human, animal or plant. Give life a chance and respect the speed limits.

You and Your Pets

We appreciate and realize that your pet is an important family member. However for the security of your pet and the security of others, pets must be kept on a leash at all times and are never to be left unattended.

Pets pose a threat to wildlife, especially young animals and birds that nest along the barrier islands. Pets are not permitted on the beach or on the boardwalk leading to the beach.

Pets on the beach means pets' excrements on the beach. Besides being unsightly, it can be of danger to humans especially children. Such excrement often contain eggs or larvae of the parasites A. brasiliensis and A. caninum . These larvae can penetrate the skin and cause severe irritation and itching on certain parts of the body. The larvae of a more serious parasite, Toxacara canis, are found in dog and cat faeces. These larvae can survive for long periods in the warm moist sand on beaches. Although rare, they may cause a serious illness (Viceral Larval Migrans). The symptoms are fever, coughing, pneumonia and even lesions to the eyes. This illness most commonly affects children from ages two to four years.

While in the Park, please scoop and dispose of your pets' excrement in a sanitary manner.