Safety and guidelines

Kouchibouguac National Park

Parks Canada encourages visitors to enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer; however, visitors are responsible for their own safety and conditions in the natural environment are not always predictable.

Take the time to learn about possible hazards that could affect your visit, and make sure to know and follow the park's rules.


To report a lost person, forest fire, aggressive animal, excessive noise or disturbances in the park, call 1-877-852-3100.

For all other emergencies, call 911.

Visitor safety

Avian influenza (H5N1)

Information and important guidelines with regards to the avian flu.


Why mosquitoes are so prevalent in the park, and practical tips to deal with them.

Trail conditions

Make your trip a safe one by checking the latest trail conditions.


Safety during wildlife encounters with black bears, coyotes, moose, etc.

Water safety

Swimming, dangerous currents, jellyfish, paddling safety.

Hug a tree

Hugging a tree can help a lost child stay safe.

Heat-related emergencies

Knowing how to prevent heat emergencies.

Stay safe in cold conditions

A decline in core body temperature is a serious safety concern and can be life threatening.

Trip planning

Know before you go! Tips on preparing for a trip to a national park.

Noxious plants and insects

Be mindful of the presence of ticks, insects and poison ivy in Kouchibouguac National Park.

Rules, regulations and guidelines

Visitor guidelines

Our protected areas are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

Important bulletins

Check park bulletins for current warnings, closures, and restrictions before your visit.

About our wardens

Role of park wardens, how to report illegal activities.


All Parks Canada places are “no drone zones” for recreational use.

You and your pets

Rules and tips to ensure the safety of your pets, our visitors and the park's wildlife.

Motorized watercrafts

Regulations for boat users on the park's waterways.

Safety is everyone's responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone.

You can do your part as a visitor by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well-informed decisions while enjoying these special places.

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