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Fundy National Park facilities and trails are offering a wide array of winter activities! These include cross-country skiing, birding, snowshoeing, tobogganing and more. Winter camping is available at the Headquarters campground in one of our five yurts, ten oTENTik accommodations or with your own tent! Three rustic cabins are also accessible: one on the Maple Grove trail, one on Hastings Road, and the other on McKinley trail.

Winter offer

Camping and accomodations Three people having a conversation, outside in winter

Camping and accomodations at Headquarters Campground

Feeling adventurous? Stay the night at Headquarters campground.


Tenting

A couple near their tent in the snow

Camping is offered at Headquarters Campground on a first come, first served basis. Please register for your campsite at the Visitor Reception Centre.

Outside of the Visitor Centre operating hours, you may self-register at the campground kiosk. Enclosed kitchen shelters are provided for meal preparation and warming up. Bring a lantern to light the shelters at night. Drinking water and heated washrooms with showers are available near the campground entrance. Snow is not removed from campsites. Pets are permitted on your campsite. Within walking distance from the village of Alma, Headquarters offers great views of the Bay of Fundy.

Yurts and oTENTik accommodations

Outside view of an oTENTik tent in the winter

Located at the Headquarters Campground, our Yurts and oTENTik accommodations can accommodate up to 5 people each. They are heated with a propane fireplace. Cooking is restricted to the nearby kitchen shelters. A wood stove and firewood are provided at these shelters. Drinking water and heated washrooms with showers are available nearby. Bring your own cooking pots, dishes, cutlery, and bedding (winter rated sleeping bags are recommended). Pets are permitted in Yurt #4 and oTENTik #72 only.

Rustic Cabins

A rustic cabin at night

Three rustic cabins are available for rent:

  • The Maple Grove cabin is located on the Red trail
  • The Hastings cabin is located on the Yellow trail
  • The McKinley cabin is located on the Blue trail

The cabins can accommodate 4 people each. The cabins are insulated, and there is a wood stove provided for heating and cooking. Firewood is provided. Composting toilets are at each cabin. Bring water, a winter rated sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, cooking pots, dishes, cutlery, an axe for splitting wood, a lantern for light as well as matches and paper to light the fire. Pets are not permitted in the rustic cabins.

Please note: The only washroom available in Headquarters Campground during the winter, is located near the campground entrance, next to site #10.

What to wear

The layered approach to clothing is a must if you want to be comfortable on the trails. Choose clothes that allow plenty of movement. While skiing or snowshoeing your body will produce enough heat to keep you warm without having to resort to heavy clothing. Choose thermal underwear, wool socks, a stretchy ski suit, leg protectors such as gaiters, gloves or mittens, a wool toque and, in cold weather, a hooded windbreaker. In a backpack or fanny pack bring along an extra pair of socks, extra gloves or mittens, a sweater, and a scarf or balaclava hat to protect your face in case of high winds.

Street Address

11 Headquarters Campground Road
Fundy National Park, N.B.
E4H 4S7

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.595452
Longitude: -64.952244

Trail activities A couple on fatbikes in the snow next to red chairs

Trail activities

In the winter, Fundy’s landscape offers trails that are perfect for fatbiking, showshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Located mostly at the Chignecto recreation area, a variety of family-friendly, short and easy trails for mountain biking and hiking are developed for your enjoyment.

The Chignecto pavillion has ample parking and is centrally located.


Fat biking

Three friends on fatbikes in the snow

A fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires on wide rims. They are designed to ride on soft unstable terrain like snow and sand.

There are over 23 km of trails open to fat bikes in the Chignecto Recreation Area. These are shared trails in Fundy National Park and riders are strongly advised to wear helmets and must yield to people on snowshoes and skiers. Fat bikers will be permitted on the snowshoe side on the groomed trails only.

Snowshoeing

Two friends snowshoeing in the woods

During your hike, listen for red squirrels and notice where deer, hare, coyote, bobcat and grouse tracks cross yours!

Cross-country skiing

A family on the cross country ski trails

Over 18 km of cross-country ski trails are groomed to accommodate both the classic and ski skating techniques. Colour-coded trails leave the Chignecto Recreation Area parking area by a common route. Follow the colored markers along your chosen trail.

Fat bike and snowshoe rentals

Want to try out fat biking or snowshoeing? Check out our equipment rentals page for more information.

Groomed Trails

Colour-coded trails leave the Chignecto Recreation Area parking area by a common route. Follow the coloured markers along your chosen trail. Please preserve the trails for other users by snowshoeing beside the existing ski tracks, not on them.

No dogs
Animals

Dogs are not permitted on groomed trails A through H in the Chignecto Recreation Area.

Winter warming hut
Ski Shelter

Located off the Chignecto Recreation Area parking area, the ski shelter offers picnic tables, a wood stove, and firewood. Another shelter is located along the blue trail.

Outhouse
Pit privy

Dry toilets are located in the parking area.

Ungroomed Trails

Trails not identified will not be groomed or maintained. Orientation may be difficult and natural hazards may be present on non-maintained trails increasing the risk of serious injury. For this reason, it is strongly encouraged to remain on marked trails.

Snowshoeing

The Caribou Plain trail (2.1 km loop), the East Branch trail (5.6 km loop), and a portion of the Upper Salmon River trail (825 metres one way from the trail portal at the Headquarters campground entrance to the trail portal at the back of the campground), have been "flagged" to make it easier for you to find your way.

Dog on leash

Dogs on leash are welcome on groomed trails J and K in the Chignecto Campground as well as on the Upper Salmon River, Kinnie Brook, Caribou Plain, East Branch, Bennett Brook, Laverty Road and Point Wolfe Road trails. Please pick up after your dog.

Trail Conditions

Conditions can vary on a daily basis:

Tobogganning Kids sliding down a hill

Tobogganning

The toboggan run in the "bowl" at the park's Headquarters area will provide hours of fun. Heated washrooms are available next to the visitor centre.

Ice skating A person lacing up her ice skates

Ice skating

Outdoor ice skating is a growing popular activity in the park. Parks Canada does NOT monitor natural ice surfaces for safety.

Many environmental factors affect the thickness of the ice. If you choose to skate on natural ice, you do so at your own risk. The recommended ice thickness is at least 15 cm for walking or skating.

  • Please be sure to arm yourself with safety information before heading out
  • If you are not sure if the ice is thick enough, stay off it
  • Never skate alone
  • Don't skate in the dark

Other skating options:

  • Alma rink is an outdoor skating rink, managed by the Alma Recreation Council, located in the Village of Alma at the corner of Foster Road and Main Street. 


List of trails

Consult our winter trails list to find out which trails of the park allows snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fat biking.

Fees

Fees vary during the peak and shoulder season. Please consult our detailed fees list.


Winter Safety

  • Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and security!
  • Know your limit, bring the appropriate equipment and let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return.
  • Contact park staff if you require specific advice.
  • Fat bike riders are strongly advised to wear helmets and must yield to walkers, people on snowshoes and skiers.
  • Only classic skiers are permitted on the set ski track. All other users must stay on the other half of the trail.
  • Trails not identified will not be groomed or maintained. Orientation may be difficult and natural hazards may be present on non-maintained trails increasing the risk of serious injury. For this reason, it is strongly encouraged to remain on marked trails.
  • It's your responsibility to seek out safety information, obey signs and be prepared. 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. A pay phone is located at the visitor information centre.
  • Avoid hypothermia and frostbites by dressing appropriately. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Check air temperature and wind chill factor before going out.

For your well-being, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with Fundy National Park's winter safety standards.

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