Kouchibouguac National Park

Black bear

Although bears are naturally wary of humans, they are unpredictable. By following the tips below, you’ll help us keep the “wild” in wildlife along with...


Parks Canada is working with experts in coyote behaviour, wildlife management, and human behaviour and education to develop and implement best practices...


Moose may look tame, but they are not. They have been known to charge people and vehicles and can attack with their hooves.

Observing wildlife can be the highlight of your visit to a national park. Wild animals usually keep their distance. However, you will not be alone in the wilderness. The chance to observe wild animals as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that Canada’s national parks have to offer.

Along with this opportunity, however, comes the responsibility to treat wild animals with the respect they deserve, and need. Wildlife are unpredictable and have been known to cause serious injury and even death to humans. They may threaten and attack people when they become accustomed to humans, when they are surprised or when they are forced to defend themselves, their young or their food.

Report illegal activities

Please report any illegal activity such as feeding and harassment of wild animals by calling our 24-hour dispatch number at 1-877-852-3100.

Do you know what to do it you encounter wildlife?

  • All the wild animals you encounter in Kouchibouguac are potentially dangerous if cornered, approached too closely, or harassed.
  • Do not feed any wildlife, and make sure that your food and garbage are secured so as not to attract animals to your campsite.
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Black bears and coyotes are present in Kouchibouguac National Park.

Download our wildlife safety brochure, "Keep It Wild, Keep It Safe" (PDF, 1.85 MB)

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