Mactaquac Provincial Park
Mactaquac Provincial Park is a broad woodland and recreation complex along the scenic Saint John River. You’ll find a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year in this riverside adventure playground!
Discover the beauty of this 525-ha (1,300-acre) masterpiece along one of the many walking trails (one of which is wheelchair accessible), or take the fun to new heights with a TreeGO Mactaquac Aerial Adventure.
An on-site campground provides more than 300 well-serviced open, wooded sites and features laundry facilities, hot showers and kitchen shelters. A recreation centre provides children’s entertainment and a campers’ convenience store stocks groceries, propane, firewood and a snack bar.
Freshwater beaches provide an optimal spot to lounge in the sun and watch children splash away in the water or to enjoy an afternoon picnic. For the adventure-inclined, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing can all be enjoyed in the park’s waters.
Are you a golf enthusiast? Mactaquac Golf Course is located within the park’s boundaries and features a beautiful 18-hole championship course. Mactaquac Lodge offers a popular dining room with licensed lounge, locker rooms, showers and pro shop.
Great Canadian Beaver Pond Voyage
This interpretive, guided walk takes you through a pristine nature reserve with a chain of beaver ponds. Examine dams and lodges built by beavers and see for yourself the architectural abilities of these remarkable animals. Join in hands-on activities that will introduce you to a variety of wetland wonders found in the Acadian forest. Gentle, wheelchair-accessible trails allow for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy this experience. The tour begins at the Park Administration Building, across from the main entrance to the park.
Mactaquac is just as much fun in the winter as it is in the summer, offering plenty of winter activities to keep you busy until the last snowflake falls.
Here are just some of the events planned at the park this summer. When you get there, make sure to stop at the visitor centre and ask our friendly staff about the day’s activities!
Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. – Beaver Pond tours (starting at the Park Administration building, across from the main entrance to the park)
June 27 – Park’s 45th Birthday Celebration
July 1 – Driftwood Art Competition at Main Beach
July 4 – Wet and Wacky Science Day at York Centennial
July 11 – Tie Dye Mania
July 18 – Parks Day and People Power Day
August 2 – SummerFest at York Centennial
August 3 – Sandcastle Competition at Main Beach
August 8 – Buried Treasure Scavenger Hunt at York Centennial
August 15 – Outdoor Play Day at York Centennial
August 22 – Family Beach Day at Main Beach