Stewardship and management

Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac National Park Reserve was created in 1969 to protect and present an area of national importance representative of the Maritime Plain natural region, one of Canada’s 39 natural regions.The park was officially established in 1979.

It is located in the Northumberland Strait, along the eastern coast of New Brunswick. Spanning an area of 238 square kilometres, the park protects and presents a spectacular and dynamic coastline comprised of sandy barrier islands, estuarine lagoons, tidal rivers, salt marshes, forests and bogs, as well as freshwater lakes, streams and rivers. More than 15 species protected under the Species at Risk Act live in the park, several of which are the focus of conservation and recovery measures, such as the piping plover, the Gulf of St. Lawrence aster, the wood turtle and certain species of bats.

Designated in 2009 as a dark sky preserve, Kouchibouguac National Park also promotes the protection of nocturnal habitats for present and future generations and encourages public enjoyment and awareness of the cultural heritage of the night sky.

Management plan

Management plan 2021, "What we heard" report.

Film, video and photography guidelines

Guidelines, application process, conditions and requirements, etc.

Fact sheet

The creation of Kouchibouguac National Park, Report on the Special Inquiry.

Media Statements

Media Statements from the Northern New Brunswick Field Unit

Expropriated families pass

Special pass program for expropriated families for the purpose of establishing the park.

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