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Mireille Roy
Passionate Parks Advocate

New Brunswick’s parks are perfect places to disconnect in order to reconnect with nature, and Kouchibouguac National Park is no exception. “It has everything. Trees and forests and bogs and water, beautiful beaches, lagoons,” says promotions officer and longtime local Mireille Roy. “It’s just such a rich park to experience nature in.”

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“For a nature lover, there are so many things that are cool about New Brunswick. In the whole province, every hour you drive, you’ll hit a provincial or national park.”

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5 Tips to Help You Kick Back in Kouchibouguac


First, nail the name. “The trick to saying Kouchibouguac National Park is thinking of guacamole. Koo She Boo Guacamole. Koo She Boo Guac. We say it’s difficult to pronounce but it’s impossible to forget.”


Whether you’re a deep woods explorer or more of a laid-back glamper, there’s camping that fits every style. “People have been loving the oTENTiks. There’s no electricity and it’s a great way to disconnect.”


Pick up a paddle and head out on a canoeing adventure. “One of my most special moments is when I get to go out by voyageur canoe and we go see the seals. These grey seals are beautiful and massive and you can see over 500 at a time on a great day.”


Soak in the sun and sand at some of Canada’s warmest saltwater beaches, including Kellys Beach. “One of the most magical parts is that you have to walk on this beautiful one kilometre boardwalk and cross the lagoons. The walk to the beach is so serene and beautiful. The whole experience is amazing.”


Participate in programs and events to make special memories. You can go for gold at the New River Beach Sand Sculpture Competition, discover the creatures hiding in tide pools during a Seashore Explore, or embark on a wealth of other adventures. Who knows what discoveries you’ll find!