|Bouctouche Dunes||Confederation Bridge||Hopewell Rocks|
|Kouchibouguac Park||Le Pays de la Sagouine||Parlee Beach|
|A major New Brunswick corporation has developed a
centre to protect wildlife habitat on a dune along the east coast. The dune offers refuge
for many species, including one that is endangered: the piping plover.
The Bouctouche Dune stretches for 12 kilometres along the coast near the small town of Bouctouche. Attached to the mainland by its north end, la dune, as it is known to the local people, shelters the beautiful and rich Bouctouche Bay.
|The 12.9 kilometre
Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain,
New-Brunswick and is the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world.
This historic bridge, which opened on May 31, 1997 brings a new age of transportation to Atlantic Canada. The Bridge carries two lanes of traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week and takes approximately 10 minutes to cross at normal travelling speeds. The Bridge is privately managed, maintained and operated.
|The Hopewell Rocks are home of the worlds
highest tides and the famous "flowerpot rocks." In 1998, the Hopewell site was
expanded to better meet the needs of our visitors. The redevelopment, which involved land
acquisitions that tripled the size of the site, also included a new interpretive centre
with food services, multimedia exhibit, gift shop, and visitor services, as well as an
extensive trail network and viewing decks.
Discover an exciting outdoor network of trails and viewing platforms, which will lead you to everything from adventures in kayaking to birdwatching. Learn about the area's rich natural history and find what life was like for the Mi'kmaq and early settlers at Hopewell.
|Kouchibouguac is located in Kent County, on the
eastern coast of New Brunswick, some 100 km north of the city of Moncton. The park
is a 25 km crescent along the shores of Kouchibouguac Bay, at the northern end of the
The park is a mosaic of habitats, barrier dunelands, shallow water coastal lagoons and estuaries; salt marches; cook dark forests; small rivers and streams and vast open peat lands. The park is ideal for canoeing, hiking, cycling, swimming, bird watching, picnicking or participating in guide interpretation programs. In the winter, there are cross country ski and snowshoeing trails available.
Kouchibouguac has the most dynamic ecosystem in the national parks system; it is constantly changing. The park is a rich marine mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, barrier islands, and sheltered lagoons. Colonies of both harbour and grey seals bark and splash on offshore dunes all summer.
|Le Pays de la Sagouine is a continuous celebration of the French Acadian culture with live performances all day and evening long. Visitors can enjoy plays, music, special events, dinner-theatres, souvenirs and fine Acadian buffet or a la carte daily. It is a unique cultural experience in a colorful world of legends, music & theatre.|
|Some of the finest beaches in North
America are located on the southeast coast of New Brunswick.
Shediac's famous Parlee Beach, a provincial park, boasts miles of golden sand, the warmest waters north of Virginia, ample parking facilities and supervised swimming, just 20 minutes from Downtown Moncton.
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