Observing wildlife can be the highlight of your visit to a national park. Wild animals usually keep their distance. However, you will not be alone in the wilderness. The chance to observe wild animals as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that Canada’s national parks have to offer.
Along with this opportunity, however, comes the responsibility to treat wild animals with the respect they deserve, and need. Wildlife are unpredictable and have been known to cause serious injury and even death to humans. They may threaten and attack people when they become accustomed to humans, when they are surprised or when they are forced to defend themselves, their young or their food.
Do you know what to do it you encounter wildlife?
- All the wild animals you encounter in Kouchibouguac are potentially dangerous if cornered, approached too closely, or harassed
- Do not feed any wildlife, and make sure that your food and garbage are secured so as not to attract animals to your campsite
- Keep pets on a leash at all times
- Drive slowly
- Black bears and coyotes are present in Kouchibouguac National Park
Download our wildlife safety brochure, "Keep It Wild, Keep It Safe" (PDF, 1.85 MB)