Breathe In Wonder at New Brunswick’s Parks

Winter at Mount Carleton Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada
Fat biking, Mactaquac Provincial Park, Tourism New Brunswick  Canada
Mactaquac Provincial Park, Tourism New Brunswick Canada
Downhill skiing at Sugarloaf Provincial Park, Tourism New Brunswick Canada
Winter in New Brunswick Parks, Tourism New Brunswick  Canada
Winter at Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick, Canada

Wondering what you can do in New Brunswick’s great outdoors this winter? Head to our parks. These beauties put the ‘wonder’ in winter wonderland.

You can kick up some fresh powder as you snowshoe through frosted forests or strap on your skates and carve out some figure eights on a frozen lake. Name your favourite winter activity and we’re sure to have a park that’ll raise your winter game.

But it’s not just activities – there are plenty of fabulous festivals to check out too. So leave those thoughts of hibernation behind in your snowy tracks and get out to enjoy winter in New Brunswick.

Parks to Explore This Winter


1. mactaquac provincial park

Ready for wintery family fun at its finest? Then unleash your inner daredevil on a sled or a fat bike, go for a spin on a skating pond, enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride or hit some cross-country and snowshoe trails. Then head inside to chill out and savour a fireside meal at the Moco Kitchen in the park’s cabin-style lodge. TipMactaquac comes alive with outdoor activity during Fredericton’s FROSTival celebrations.


2. kouchibouguac national park

Choose classic or skate ski trails amongst 15-km of cross-country ski routes, go on a leisurely snowshoe or winter walk all over the park or bring the entire family at the popular sliding hill. If you’re up for a little backcountry adventure, head out for some winter camping. Tip: Rent equipment or get your skis waxed near the trailheads at Pijeboogwek Hut.

Winter at Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick, Canada

Winter at Sugarloaf Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada

3. sugarloaf provincial park

Strap on your goggles, hop on the quad chairlift and get your ski on at Sugarloaf. Carve up the 12 alpine ski trails or enjoy the ‘shush-shush’ of your cross-country skis. There’s even a terrain park for freeriders. Non-skiers can get their cheeks glowing with some tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. Tip: Brush up on your skills with certified ski and snowboard instructors at the on-site school.


4. fundy national park

Fundy – it’s not just for summer. Fat bike, snowshoe and about 20 km (12 mi.) of groomed cross-country ski trails mean you get to have your breath stolen by the spectacular coastal beauty all winter long. Spend the night in a yurt, a rustic cabin or winter camping for the ultimate winter experience. Tip: You’ll get great winter photo-ops from the park’s high perch above the coastal fishing village of Alma.

Winter at Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada

Winter at Mount Carleton Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada

5. mount carleton provincial park

If you like your winter a little more on the wild side, head north to the Appalachian Mountains. Natural beauty, mountain peaks, and pristine lakes are yours to explore in this park. You just have to choose how you want to adventure – by snowshoe, by ski or fat bike? Tip: Try your hand at ice fishing for perch, trout, and landlocked salmon on Big Nictau Lake.