Kouchibouguac National Park's interpreters are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for this spectacular place. Get swept away on one of the many adventures they have prepared for you. Activities with interpreters will assist you in finding a more meaningful connection to natural surroundings and a better awareness of the local cultures in this protected area of Canada's heritage.

Programs

Interpretation programs A member of the Mi'gmaw community performing a ceremonial dance by a giant beach-side wigwam

Interpretation programs

The following programs will be offered from September 2 to October 7, 2021. Dates and times are subject to change.

Flock of Feathers

Ever wondered what’s all the fuss about birds? Find out for yourself why it is one of the fastest-growing hobbies in North America!

Thursdays in English | Sundays in French
Meet us at the Salt Marsh Trail at 10 am


Wigwam Gathering

Come learn traditional Migmag weaving and hunting techniques.

Thursdays and Saturdays (bilingual)
Meet us at Callanders at 2 pm


Medicine Walk

Take in the traditional teachings of medicinal plants and foods of the First Nations.

Fridays (bilingual)
Meet us at the Bog trail at 10 am


For the Love of Lichens

Come learn about these little known species who are pre-sent in such abundance among the kings of our forest.

Fridays (bilingual)
Meet us at the Pines trail at 3 pm


Campers’ Ultimate Challenge

Join in for fun activities and challenges for the whole family!

Fridays, except September 10 and September 17 (bilingual)
Meet us at South Kouchibouguac Campground, near site #247 at 6 pm


Nature’s Explorers

Join us at the Event Tent with your family and friends to have fun while learning about the wonderful world of nature.

Saturdays, except September 4 and September 25 (bilingual)
Meet us at South Kouchibouguac Campground, near site #247 at 10 am


Animal Sounds Jeopardy

Join us for a fun and interactive game of jeopardy to test your knowledge and discover the mysterious sounds of the wild animals who call this park home!

Saturdays, except September 4 and September 25 (bilingual)
Meet us at Shelter F at South Kouchibouguac Campground at 6:30 pm


Bug Off!

Some fly, some jump, some crawl, some bite and some sting! What are these bugs and critters? Come discover the world of insects and their vital role at the park.

Sundays (bilingual)
Meet us at La Source at 1 pm


To help limit the spread of COVID-19, spaces will be limited at all interpretation programs. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Step-on guide services Two visitor hiking a trail accompanied by and interpreter

Step-on guide services

Motorcoach groups, organized groups or families may request a park interpreter for a better understanding of their tour to a specific trail or facility of their choice.

Make your reservation at least 3 days in advance by calling 506‑876‑2443. Available on certain days only.

There is a fee for this service.

Geocaching A cache box and a GPS locating device

Geocaching

Geocaching is a fun and rewarding outdoor adventure that combines hiking and treasure hunting. The goal is to find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite navigation device called a GPS receiver. Those who practice this activity are called cachers or geocachers.

Geocaching is a great family activity that provides excitement, exercise, and fresh air. The caches take you on adventures to different sites and scenic vistas throughout the park and weave in stories about its natural and cultural history.

Kouchibouguac National Park would like to express its appreciation for the work of its partner, Cache Up NB, for bringing you a fine geocaching experience.

To participate

  • Go to Cache Up NB's website and print this year’s Kouchibouguac geocaching passport - this gives you the coordinates you will need to find the caches hidden in the park
  • Bring along a GPS device or smart phone
  • Find each cache in the park (please stay on the trails) - the caches are little plastic boxes
  • Read the cache information, and punch the passport with the tool provided
  • Return the cache where you found it
  • Bring your completed passport to the Visitor Centre to receive your Parks Canada geocoin (a limited number is available)

Useful Links

Parks Canada Xplorers Children exploring the lagoon

Parks Canada Xplorers

Are your children curious, bright, and active? Do they like challenges? Are they budding artists, dreamers or promising journalists? Then they are a perfect candidate to become a Parks Canada Xplorer.

When you arrive at a participating national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area, your children will receive an Xplorers booklet filled with fun activities that will guide your discovery of each unique place you are visiting.

When the kids have completed the requested number of activities they will be recognized as an official Xplorer with a certificate and a special collectible souvenir!

Collect them all by checking out some of the other Parks Canada sites pleased to launch this program.