Rules and regulations
National Parks are unique places and therefore require unique rules and persons to enforce them.
Laws are designed to protect you, the visitor, and also the Park for enjoyment by future generations. It is your responsibility to be aware of the laws. If you have any questions please contact Kouchibouguac's Visitor Information Centre.
Park Wardens are Federal Peace Officers responsible for the protection of the National Park, and preservation and maintenance of public peace. Their primary responsibility is enforcement of the Canada National Parks Act, however, they also enforce Criminal Code, liquor and highway regulations among others.
Breaking the law in a National Park can result in eviction, a ticket or in more serious instances, arrest. Canadian National Park offences can carry heavy fines and could result in jail time or restitution. For some offences, such as poaching or pollution, fines can be in excess of $250,000. View a complete listing of the Canada National Parks Act.
All Canada National Parks Act offences result in automatic court appearances.
To ensure visitor satisfaction and to safeguard the park’s natural and cultural heritage, please follow these rules.
Make sure to be aware of Restricted or Prohibited Activity Notices issued by the Park's superintendent.
Working tirelessly to safeguard the park’s flora, fauna and habitats, wardens have been proudly protecting Canada’s national parks for well over 100 years.