New Brunswick is home to a variety of parks, each offering its own unique natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Here are some notable parks to explore in the province:

  • Provincial Parks

Hike the highest peak in the Maritimes, swim in Canada’s warmest salt water, beachcomb on tidal beaches shaped by the Bay of Fundy’s powerful tides, and downhill ski in the Appalachians. From sunset views over the Northumberland Strait at Murray Beach to heart-pounding action at Sugarloaf’s downhill bike park, New Brunswick’s Provincial Parks allow you to vacation however you want; peacefully or vigorously.

  • National Parks

Located along the Bay of Fundy, this park features dramatic coastline, rugged cliffs, lush forests, and the world’s highest tides. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, camping, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

  • International Parks

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, the American president’s summer vacation home, is a historic natural wonder located on Campobello Island in the Bay of Fundy. You can explore the 34-room mansion, the flower gardens, and the trails and lookouts.

  • Kouchibouguac National Park

Situated on the Acadian coast, this park boasts sandy beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, and pristine forests. Activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, birdwatching, and beachcombing.

  • Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Offering stunning mountain scenery, this park is home to the highest peak in the Maritimes, Mount Carleton. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife observation.

  • Parlee Beach Provincial Park

Located near Shediac, this popular park features a beautiful sandy beach, warm waters for swimming, and facilities for picnicking and beach volleyball.

  • Irving Nature Park

Situated near Saint John, this urban park offers over 11 kilometers of hiking trails through diverse coastal habitats, including rocky shores, tidal pools, and salt marshes.

  • Mactaquac Provincial Park

Nestled along the Saint John River, this park offers camping, hiking, golfing, and boating opportunities. Visitors can also explore the Mactaquac Dam and learn about hydroelectric power generation.

  • Herring Cove Provincial Park

Located on Campobello Island, this scenic park offers panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy, as well as hiking trails, picnic areas, and opportunities for whale watching.

These are just a few examples of the many parks and natural areas waiting to be explored in New Brunswick. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, relaxation by the beach, or a peaceful retreat in nature, the province’s parks offer something for everyone.

Photo by Mike Corey

Location: Mount Carleton