Unplug and Play in New Brunswick's Provincial Parks

Hiking at Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada
Mount Carleton Provincial Park Dark Sky Preserve, New Brunswick, Canada
Camping Herring Cove Provincial Park Campground, New Brunswick, Canada
Beachcombing Herring Cove Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada
Campfire at Herring Cove Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada

Picture this: spending your morning watching the sunrise on the beach, strapping on the ol’ hiking boots to explore scenic trails, then topping it all off with an evening of stargazing and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Sounds good, right?

Hangin’ out in nature is good for us, it’s a fact. Being outside can make us happier. It can fuel our creativity. Even a short stroll in the open air can reduce stress and improve our overall well-being. This all begs the question: If going outside is so great for us, why have we replaced play time with screen time? What ever happened to unplugging and just enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer?

The good news is, if you’re looking for a more natural way to play, we’ve got ya covered. From the highest peak in the Maritimes to the warmest salt water in Canada, each of New Brunswick’s Nine Provincial Parks offer an utterly unique, equally adventurous experience for every kind of explorer. Whether you’re a hiker or a biker, a paddler or a skier, come on out and explore our backyard. The best part? In New Brunswick, you’re never more than an hour away from the nearest park, so your next outdoor adventure is always nearby.

While you’re here, snap a pic of our friendly guests, your scenic view or, you know, the delicious s’mores you’ll make. Sending samples, though not required, are encouraged. We love when our visitors share their parks stories with us on our Facebook page, or by using #NBParks on Instagram and Twitter.

Nine Provincial Parks, Nine Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors

New River Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada

#1. Kayak the Open Sea

The Bay of Fundy’s coastal islands and natural wonders are best experienced by kayak, and New River Beach is the perfect home base.

Hiking at Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada

#3. Seek the Maritime’s Highest Peak

Ever wonder what 10 million treetops look like? Now’s your chance to find out at Mount Carleton Provincial Park.

Camping at Murray Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick, Canada

#7. Camp Beside the Ocean

With lots of outdoor activities and attractions nearby, Murray Beach’s seaside campground is the perfect family vacation spot.