Rustic shelter reservations

Planned work which began last summer on our service buildings (converted into rustic shelters during winter) within South Kouchibouguac Campground have not been completed. For this reason, Shelter “E” won’t be available for reservations this winter season.

Two rustic shelters are available for overnight winter adventures. Shelters “D” and “F”, are located in the South Kouchibouguac campground along the cross-country ski trail.

Distance varies depending on chosen route and activity: They are accessible by ski (10 km), by snowshoe (9 to 12 km depending on chosen route) and on foot or bicycle / fat bike - conditions permitting. Until the Parkway road closes for winter, visitors can park their vehicle at Ryans and access the shelters through the bicycle trail along the Kouchibouguac River (800 m to 1.3 km depending on which shelter).

* Maximum of six (6) people per shelter

We supply

  • Picnic tables
  • Sleeping platforms
  • Wood stove
  • Firewood and kindling
  • Shovel
  • Orientation maps
  • Smoke detector and fire extinguisher

A dry toilet is located within 10 metres of each shelter. Please note that there is no water supply on-site.

People sitting at a picnic table outside the shelter.
A family having a great time inside.


Starting November 1. Call 506-876-2443, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


  • Consult the Fees page for our complete pricing list
  • Fees are payable at the time of your reservation
  • Park entrance fees also apply during your stay at the park


  • Full refund if cancelling at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to your arrival date
  • 50% refund if cancelling before 11:00 am the day prior to your arrival date
  • No refunds for cancellations beyond 11:00 am of the day before a scheduled date of arrival


If Kouchibouguac National Park must close for any reason, individuals will be contacted as soon as possible, reservations will be cancelled and refunded.

Your safety - Your responsibility!

Outdoor activities involve risks. It is your responsibility to acquire the skills and abilities required for your chosen activity. Be aware of the risks involved. Know and respect your own limits. Use appropriate equipment. Always share your route plan with a friend or a family member.

Click here for more winter safety tips