Kouchibouguac National Park
Kouchibouguac National Park includes barrier islands, sand dunes, lagoons, salt marshes and forests. It provides habitat for many seabirds, including endangered species. Colonies of seals also inhabit the park’s 25 kilometres of sand dunes. The park’s size is 238 km². Recreational activities in the park include swimming, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
This public arboretum on Irving land becomes more impressive every year as additional species of trees are planted. Located between Chemin du Couvent and Mascogne River, the Arboretum, with its walking and bike trails, is the perfect place to observe local flora and fauna. There are plenty of bridges and rest areas, and the trails are connected to the trail system leading downtown and to the Bouctouche Dune.
52 Chemin du Couvent
Bouctouche, NB E4S 3B9
Irving Eco-Centre, La Dune de Bouctouche Discovery Beach
Well maintained saltwater beach. The beach frontage is an ideal location for enjoying nature and a focal point for ecotourism. The beach is located on the site of the Irving Eco-Centre, la Dune de Bouctouche, where a team of interpreters delivers programs and presentations throughout the season to make this coastal habitat known to as many people as possible. Visitors to this area of the New Brunswick coast will find a memorable tourism experience in a unique natural environment.
French Fort Cove Nature Park
French Fort Cove is a multi-season park with walking, hiking and biking trails as well as an exciting zip line. During the months of July and August courageous visitors can take part in the Dare the Dark with the Headless Nun adventure. Autumn brings beautiful views of colourful fall foliage.
You must try it to believe it! Cars simply don’t roll uphill. It’s impossible, right? Well, drive to the bottom of this world-famous hill, shift into neutral, and be prepared to be amazed. Your car will roll uphill in total defiance of natural law, even as your brain is telling you it’s simply not possible. Is it magnetic, an illusion, or a gravitational mystery? Stories about Magnetic Hill have been around since the early 1800s, and this wondrous place has been puzzling visitors for decades. While in the area, make the most of your curiosity. Magnetic Hill Zoo is a must see, Magnetic Hill Wharf Village is a fun place to get a treat and handmade souvenir; Magic Mountain amusement park is packed with rides, slides, and games.
Magnetic Hill Zoo
The Magnetic Hill Zoo houses a diverse collection of animals from around the world, including lemurs from Madagascar, Gibbon apes, Amur tigers, leopards, cotton-top tamarins, lions, and zebras! Don’t miss our daily shows, two animal contact areas and our black jaguars! Summer day camps and educational programs available.
When the quickly rising waters of the Bay of Fundy tide meet a river—such as New Brunswick’s Petitcodiac—it overpowers the river, pushing against the river’s flow in a visible wave. This natural phenomenon—a tidal bore—causes the water in this otherwise placid river to roll back upstream in a wave that ranges in height from three cm (one in.) to 75 cm (30 in.) and at speeds up to 13 km/hour. Just as spectacular is the rapid and dramatic change in the river itself. At low tide, the muddy river bottom is often visible, but within an hour of the arrival of the tidal bore, the water level rises and fills the river to its banks.
Magic Mountain, there’s something for every member of the family. Visit SplashZone – Atlantic Canada’s largest water park and cool off in our Wave Pool or cruise the Lazy River. Experience the Kamikaze speed slide, the Tornado tube slide and our three giant twister slides. Magic Mountain’s FunZone features classic amusement rides like the Red Baron, SkyFlyer, WaveSwinger, Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler and more.
Sackville Waterfowl Park
Over 3 km of winding boardwalks, trails, and viewing platforms. More than 150 species of birds and 200 species of plants have been recorded here. Winner of Environment Canada’s National Award for Environmental Achievement Discover a wetland world beneath your feet! Focus your camera on the fuzzy ducklings, listen to a sunset chorus of marsh birds. The entertainment never stops at the Waterfowl Park! Admission is free. Guided tours offered mid-May to late August.
One of New Brunswick’s top destinations and perhaps the place where the power of the Bay of Fundy tides is most impressive. At low tide you can walk on the ocean floor, explore coves, and look up in amazement at these distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. At high tide, the enormous rock formations that once towered over you are now barely peeking out above the surface. You can paddle a sea kayak around the tops of the sea stack wonders. It takes just over six hours for high tide to become low, and another six for low to become high. So, in just one visit you can live complete experience this magnificent site.
Cape Jourimain Nature centre
Cape Jourimain is a state-of-the-art eco-centre located within a 621-hectare National Wildlife Area. Enjoy over 12 km of magnificent nature trails, an historic 19th-century lighthouse, a boutique filled with local wares, an extensive exhibit hall, and more. Stand upon the shores of the Northumberland Strait as you look upon the world-famous Confederation Bridge or climb the four-story observation tower to capture the perfect picture. Rich in history and natural splendour, you’ll be amazed as you participate in a guided tour on the Jourimain iceboats or go bird-watching along our beautiful beach.
Have fun, stay safe and enjoy the Kouchibouguac Experience.