Breathe In Wonder at New Brunswick’s Parks

Want to turn up your winter fun? 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 to the max 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, 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. Tip : Mactaquac comes alive with outdoor activity during Fredericton’s FROSTival celebrations.

2. Kouchibouguac National Park

If you’re up for a little backcountry adventure, head out for some winter camping. If you’re more the glamping type, no worries. We’ve got you covered with cosy rustic shelters that let you hit the trails to ski, snowshoe, or winter walk right from your front door. Tip: Rent equipment or get your skis waxed near the trailheads at Pijeboogwek.

3. Sugarloaf Provincial Park

Strap on your goggles and get your ski on at Sugarloaf. Carve up the 13 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. Snowshoe trails and over 18 km (11 mi.) of groomed cross-country ski trails mean you get to have your breath stolen by the spectacular coastal beauty all winter long. Tip: You’ll get great winter photo-ops from the park’s high perch above the coastal fishing village of Alma.

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 foot, by snowshoe or by ski. Tip: Try your hand at ice fishing for perch, trout, and landlocked salmon on Big Nictau Lake.