The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.


As of June 1, Kouchibouguac National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check this website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

The latest information you need to know about Kouchibouguac National Park

Starting June 29, 2020, Kouchibouguac National Park will begin to offer limited camping services.

Visiting Kouchibouguac National Park will be different than it has been in the past. To avoid traffic cluttering and to respect the guidance of public health authorities around social distancing, visitors are encouraged to choose days and times when Kouchibouguac National Park is less frequented, and to plan ahead by checking the park’s website before they travel to find out.

What’s open (updated June 29, 2020)

Activities

  • Recreational fishing
  • Recreational clam digging
  • Recreational boating Small crafts

Campgrounds

  • South-Kouchibouguac
    • Entrance kiosk and wood shed
    • The campsites # 1 to #126 in the first loop
    • The campsites #185 to #312 of the third loop
    • Service buildings A and B of the first loop
  • Côte-à-Fabien
    • Entrance kiosk and wood shed
    • Campsites #1 to #32
    • Dry toilets
    • Water stations Boil order in effect

Facilities

  • Entrance kiosk Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm
  • Pijeboogwek’s parking lot, washrooms and bike trail head
  • Kellys Beach day-use area
  • Callanders day-use area
  • La Source day-use and picnic area
  • Boat ramps at Loggiecroft and Cap-St-Louis wharves for recreational boating Small crafts only
  • Laundromat
  • Pijeboogwek Shelter For general enquiries and cash transactions | Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm
  • Kellys Beach Canteen Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm

Roads

  • Route 117
  • Parkway Leads to Callanders, Kellys Beach and La Source

Walking trails

  • Kellys Beach Boardwalk
  • Pines
  • Mi’gmaq Cedar
  • Salt Marsh
  • Osprey
  • Claire-Fontaine
  • Kouchibouguac River

Biking trails

  • 60 km of interconnecting trail system Except the section between Petit-Large and Les pins
  • Major Kollock
What’s closed (updated June 26, 2020)

Activities

  • Interpretation programs (e.g. Voyageur Canoe, Wigwam Gatherings, Lagoon Life, etc.)
  • Special events (e.g. Canada Day, etc.)

Campgrounds

  • South-Kouchibouguac
    • Service buildings E (under construction - will be replaced by portable washrooms for the season) and F (third loop) Opening July 10
    • The playgrounds Opening July 3
    • Kitchen shelters (attached to service buildings)
    • All diversified accommodations (oTENTik and equipped camping)
    • The campsites #126 to #184 located in the second loop, including service buildings C and D
  • Côte-à-Fabien
    • All diversified accommodations (Ôasis)
    • Group camping
  • Backcountry
    • Sipù, Pointe-à-Maxime and Petit-Large Opening July 10

Facilities

  • Visitor Information Center (including gift shop, indoor theatre, exhibit area and indoor washrooms) Portable toilets and call centre services available
  • Petit-Large, Patterson and Middle-Kouchibouguac shelters
  • Ryans Equipment Rental Washrooms and parking lot opening July 3
  • General Store
  • Outdoor theatre

Walking trails

  • Beaver
  • Bog
  • Tweedie
Camping during COVID-19

Services and facilities

Visitors will have access to the following services and facilities:

  • A selection of sites at South Kouchibouguac Campground. The opening includes a variety of sites offering full services (water, sewer and electricity), partial services (electricity) and no services, as well as service buildings, entrance kiosk and laundromat
  • The majority of sites at Côte-à-Fabien campground, as well as the entrance kiosk, dry toilets and water stations (boil water advisory in effect)

Reservations

The camping experience at Kouchibouguac National Park will be different than previous years. Initially camping at the park will be limited to visitors with existing reservations. Visitors are required to have a reservation in order to camp at Kouchibouguac National Park. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks. Visitors should check the Parks Canada website regularly for updates and information on services available and reservation windows.

Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks; specifically, reservations for Kouchibouguac National Park will be available as of Sunday, June 28.

Visitors will be able to reserve and access backcountry campgrounds beginning July 10, 2020.

Closed for the season

All diversified accommodations, including oTENTiks, Ôasis and the equipped campground, as well as all sites located in the 2nd loop at South Kouchibouguac campground, and group camping at Côte-à-Fabien campground will remain closed for the 2020 camping season. All reservations for diversified accommodations and sites located in Loop 2 will be automatically refunded in full.

Your safety when visiting

  • Visitors are always responsible for their own safety. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.
  • Spring is an active season for many of the park’s wildlife, such as black bears who are busy scavenging for food after hibernation. Visitors must always keep a safe distance between themselves and wildlife. It is illegal to feed or disturb fauna and flora when visiting National Parks.
  • Always keep your pet on a leash and leave no trace.
  • Visitors must follow local and provincial or territorial travel restrictions, including requirements for self-isolation. It is not possible to self-isolate at Parks Canada campgrounds. Visitors must complete any provincial or territorial requirements for self-isolation before arriving to camp at Kouchibouguac National Park.
  • Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative when they visit Kouchibouguac National Park and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.
Know before you go

  • For current pass holders, Parks Canada will automatically extend the end date of Discovery Passes for the full duration of the suspension period. That means that for each month or part of a month that visitor services are not offered due to Parks Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, a full month will be added to the end date of the annual pass.
  • Access to the Visitor Information Center will remain closed until further notice. A call centre service will be offered daily from 9 am until 5 pm. For visitor information please call 506‑876‑2443.
  • A permit is required in order to fish or dig clams inside the national park’s waters. Kouchibouguac National Park’s recreational fishing and clam digging permits are sold exclusively at JMC’s convenience and Pointe-Sapin’s Co-op grocery store. Permits will be available for purchase as of May 29.
  • Sanitation stations and toilets will be available at Kellys Beach, Callanders, Pijeboogwek and the Visitor Information Center’s day-use areas.
  • Visitors must respect all closures and signage.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: