Rediscover Fundy National Park during winter! Immerse in the snowy environment of our many groomed trails.

Colour-coded trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fat biking leave the Chignecto Recreation Area parking lot by a common route. Follow the coloured stakes along your chosen trail. There are two warm-up shelters on this trail system: one near the parking area and one on the Blue trail. If you are snowshoeing or fat biking, please do not walk or ride on the set ski track. Dogs are not permitted on any of the trails groomed for skiing.

Trail Conditions

Conditions can vary on a daily basis:

You can also contact the Visitor Centre for the most up to date information.

Dogs in Fundy

Dog on leash
  • ● Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the East Branch, Caribou Plain and Upper Salmon River snowshoe trails
  • ● Dogs are not permitted on the groomed ski trails in the Chignecto Recreation Area
  • ● Please pick up after your dog


List of trails
Name Distance Features Activities
Black 4.6 km
loop
groomed
  • ● Good for children and beginners
  • ● Old wagon road, a reminder of the former village of Hastings
  • ● Gentle hills and slopes
  • ● Dense stands of spruce and fir
Snowshoeing Cross country skiing Fat Bike
Blue 6.2 km
loop
groomed
  • ● Gentle slopes
  • ● One steep climb of 400 metres
  • ● Woodlands and old fields
  • ● Great views of the Bay of Fundy and the Point Wolfe River valley
Snowshoeing Cross country skiing Fat Bike
Caribou Plain 2.1 km
not groomed
Snowshoeing
East Branch 5.6 km
loop
not groomed
Snowshoeing
Golf course 1.5 km
loop
groomed
Snowshoeing Fat Bike
Green 0.84 km
loop
groomed
  • ● Good for children and beginners
  • ● trail gently slopes through hardwood stands and open fields
Snowshoeing Fat Bike
Pink 1.7 km
loop
groomed
  • ● Excellent for children and beginners
  • ● Loops through the Chignecto Recreation Area
  • ● Gently slopes back down to the ski shelter
Snowshoeing Cross country skiing Fat Bike
Red 3.5 km
loop
groomed
  • ● This route has several long runs on gentle slopes
  • ● The Maple Grove cabin is located along this trail
Snowshoeing Cross country skiing Fat Bike
Upper Salmon
River (Partial)
0.82 km
not groomed
Snowshoeing
Yellow 3.5 km
partially groomed
  • ● Trail descends via the Hastings Road
  • ● 1.4 km section of challenging turns and long downhill runs
  • ● 1.7 km steep climb along the Maple Grove section
  • ● The Hastings cabin is located along the un-groomed portion of this trail
Snowshoeing Cross country skiing

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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