Mi’gmaq Cedar trail

Kouchibouguac National Park

Interpretive trail Parc Bench Tepees Picnic area Beach Outhouse Parking

Distance: 0.9 km loop
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Habitat: Forest, estuary, salt marsh, fresh water

This self-guided loop trail begins and ends at the edge of the large field to the right of Callanders Beach. Long wooden boardwalks allow visitors to explore the cedar swamp, a particular environment of the Acadian Forest characterized by its humidity. Almost 20% of the Kouchibouguac National Park's forest is made up of cedar, giving the park a special white cedar conservation status.

Explore how the Mi’gmaq values the physical, medicinal, and spiritual properties of the cedar tree and how they respect and take care of nature. Various species of fern can be found in the shady undergrowth.

Near the coast, the trail offers a view of the lagoon and dune habitats. The park’s cedar stands are a favourite wintering place for several mammals species.

Be Prepared!

Know your physical limits
Kouchibouguac’s wilderness is famous for its hiking and bicycle trails. Choose a trail that is challenging but enjoyable for you.

Pack for comfort and safety
A sweater and a windbreaker are good insurance against variable weather. We recommend footwear with good traction and support. Pack fresh water and a snack, even if you’re planning a short hike.

Plan your route and stick to it
Let someone know where you plan on hiking and your estimated time of return.

Stay on marked trails
For your own safety and to preserve the ecological integrity of our park.

Leave no trace
Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.

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