Kouchibouguac National Park


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Kouchibouguac National Park

(ko͞o'shēbəkwăk`), 87 sq mi (225 sq km), on Kouchibouguac Bay, E N.B., Canada, near Richibucto; est. 1969. The park's scenic features include lagoons, bays, and offshore sandbars.
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Kouchibouguac National Park

Address:186 Rt 117
Kouchibouguac, NB E4X2P1

Phone:506-876-2443
Fax:506-876-4802
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/kouchibouguac
Size: 239 sq. km.
Established: 1969.
Location:On New Brunswick's central eastern shore in an area known as the Acadian Coastal Drive. It is located in Kent County, a one-hour drive north of Moncton or a four-hour drive from the Quebec border. Take Highway 15 to Shediac and then either Highway 11 heading north, or the more scenic Route 134.
Facilities:Visitor center, frontcountry and backcountry campgrounds, group tenting area, nature trails, cycling paths (60 km), beaches and beach boardwalks, bicycle and boat rentals.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, bird watching, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park protect a unique ecosystem of sandy barrier islands on the Northumberland Strait, characterized by lagoons, bogs, salt marshes, beaches, dunes, and tall forests, and set on Canada's warmest ocean waters. Park features the second largest tern colony in North America. The Voyageur Canoe Program offers visitors the opportunity to explore isolated barrier islands where they'll see harbor and grey seals.

See other parks in New Brunswick.
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If it's natural wildlife and beauty you're after, Kouchibouguac National Park and La Dune de Bouctouche are well worth a visit.
What to do .Go whale watching in the Bay of Fundy .Feast on lobsters -once the poor man's food of the region -and go on a lobster cruise in Shediac Bay .Try local dish Acadian poutines r--pees -but don't be surprised if you don't like it .Take a trip to the grey seal colony in Kouchibouguac National Park
Excursions (all of which can be booked through B&W or direct): Fundy Tide Runners whale watching: Can $55pp Lobster Tails Cruise: Can $58.50pp Baymount Outdoor Adventures sea kayaking around Hopewell Rocks: Can $59pp Voyager Canoe Trip in the Kouchibouguac National Park: Can $29.40pp Kings Landing site: Can $15.50pp Le Pays de la Sagouine Acadian site: Can $16pp GET THERE
Kouchibouguac National Park's miles of sand dunes make it a magnet for birdwatchers - the park is home to the endangered piping plover as well as North America's second-largest tern colony- as well as spotters of grey and harbour seals.
Crangon were sampled in the Kouchibouguac River estuary, located in Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick, Canada (46.83[degrees]N, 65.05[degrees]W).
Courtenay for comments on the manuscript; and Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Kouchibouguac National Park for financial support.
Seal the deal Kouchibouguac National Park has a Native Mi'kmaq name meaning "river of long tides".