Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest

~Sept 27 – 29, 2019~

Kouchibouguac National Park
Location~ South Kouchibouguac Campground near Site 194

 

Photo of the night sky at Kouchibouguac National Park“New Brunswick’s dark sky ocean paradise and one of the most magical astronomy parks in North America” – Skynews.ca

The Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest is held at a Dark Sky Preserve.

Some facts about Kouchibouguac National Park~
  • Pronounced (koochi-boog-wac), means ‘River of Long Tides’ in the Mi’kmaq Indian language
  • Protected area of 238 sq. km (58,811 sq. acres)
  • Over 25 km of shifting sand dunes
  • Due to currents, the Northumberland Strait has warmest beaches north of Virginia (such as Parlee beach in Shediac)
  • Diversity of salt marshes, peat bogs, freshwater systems, Acadian woodland and sandy beaches
  • Rich tapestry of biological and plant life, including marine life
  • In the centre of Acadian and Mi’kmaq Culture
  • Hiking and cycling trails, wheelchair to easy (HikingNB lists 23)
  • One of Canada’s Dark Sky Preserves as recognized by the RASC
Maps (click to view)~


Click on maps for larger view.  Above: Parks Canada MapMap showing location of the observing site at Kouchibouguac National Park for star parties.

How to reserve a campsite or check things out~

Loop 3 of the South Kouchibouguac Campground where the Star Party is usually held at Site 194Clicking on the map above will take you to the Reservation Site for Loop 3 of the South Kouchibouguac Campground (where the Star Party is usually held near Site 194). Excellent serviced sites. Below, Loop 1 and 2 , mainly unserviced sites. Maps have a lot of info.Loop 1 & 2 of the South Kouchibouguac Campground--mainly unserviced sites.

How to Attend~

If you do not have a telescope~ Just show up, or book your camping weekend if you want to be at the campground during the StarFest.
Activities take place near Site 194, South Kouchibouguac Campground, Loop 3.

If you do have a telescope~ Campsite reservations for RASC members in the astronomers’ area will be posted from RASC.NB.
For more info and details–contact Chris Curwin or Paul Owen.

Info & Details for 2019: Will post when available.
Registration for astronomers: Will post when available.

Facebook: Will post the fb event when available.

 


General Park Information~

Telephone:      (Toll-free)~ 888-773-8888,      (Office)~ 506-876-2443
Address:          Kouchibouguac National Park,  186 Route 117,
New Brunswick, Canada     E4X 2P1
Email~     Kouchilbouguac National Park
Parks Canada Website      Tourism New Brunswick Website
More Info~ HikingNB Trails Lists         Trip Advisor
Facebook     Twitter
Rates:     Free for 2017
Dates:     Open Year-Round


Logo of the RASC New Brunswick Centre


Other Star Parties in New Brunswick~

Kouchibouguac Spring StarFest   ~June 7 – 8, 2019
COW Mactaquac Star Party   ~Date to be announced
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~August 2 – 3, 2019
Fundy Park StarGaze   ~August 30 – 31, 2019

General overview~ Star Parties in New Brunswick
You can also check our Upcoming Events page.

Tourism & Travel Info~ Tourism New Brunswick, Explore NB

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