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 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.

List of trails

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

Trail Conditions

Conditions can vary on a daily basis:

Fat Bike Rentals

Want to try out a fat bike? Contact Outdoor Elements to rent your equipment.


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.

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.
No dogs Animals
Domestic animals are not allowed in shelters and on groomed trails.

Winter Safety

  • 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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