National park wardens have an established presence at Kouchibouguac National Park and are committed to responding effectively to incidents in the park. Working tirelessly to safeguard the park’s flora, fauna and their habitat, wardens have been proudly protecting Canada’s national parks for well over 100 years.

Parks Canada's wardens service

In 1909, Parks Canada’s Warden Service was established in Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park. Then known as fire and game wardens, their work mainly focused on fighting wildfires and conducting backcountry patrols on horseback. 

The role of the Warden Service has evolved over the years and now park wardens are law enforcement specialists.

Park wardens are enforcement professionals that provide service to Parks Canada sites across the nation. They ensure that legislation such as the Canada National Parks Act and the Species at Risk Act are enforced and respected.

Park wardens in Kouchibouguac

In Kouchibouguac, a dedicated team of wardens proactively patrols the park all year to encourage responsible use and to respond to incidents. The regular duties of a park warden include foot, bike, ATV, and vehicle patrols, responding to incidents, issuing charges, compelling offenders to court, and conducting inspections to ensure the safety of visitors and the protection of the plants and animals that live in the park.

When in doubt, go find out!

Laws are in place for everyone’s safety and for the protection of this valuable place. With your participation, you can contribute to the protection of Kouchibouguac National Park.

Help protect the park and park users by contacting park wardens to report a violation or suspicious activities such as pollution, feeding or harassing wildlife, littering, removal of cultural artifacts, and removal of natural objects, fishing violations or poaching.

If you see or suspect illegal activities in Kouchibouguac National Park, call park wardens using the 24-hour toll-free number: 1-877-852-3100.

Or, submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or www.crimenb.ca