Piping plovers, an endangered species, and common terns nest on the beaches and barrier islands. Striped bass spawn in the estuaries. Much of the park has been logged and farmed in the past, and accordingly, much of the forest is in an early successional stage. Several rivers gently flowing across the park inspired its Micmac name "river of the long tides."
Camping is available and there is also a fine beach. A boardwalk has been built to focus the impact of visitors on a small section of the delicate sand dune and salt marsh habitats. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on an extensive trail system.
Author MAXWELL W. FINKELSTEIN
Links to Other Sites
Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada
This illustrated Parks Canada website describes the ecology, geography, and history of Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada.
An Approach to Aboriginal Cultural Landscapes
A fascinating Parks Canada research report about incorporating traditional Aboriginal values and spiritual views of the natural world into the process of developing national historic site designations.
National Parks Project
A close-up virtual tour of Canada's superb National Parks. Based on the National Parks Project TV series at Discovery World HD online.