Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest

~Sept 14 – 15, 2018~

Kouchibouguac National Park
Parks Canada~ South Kouchibouguac Campground Reservations
RASC.NB Itinerary and Schedule ~will post when available
RASC.NB Registration for Astronomers ~will post when available
Facebook Event~will post when available
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)~

Clicking on maps opens in pdf.  Above: Parks Canada Map

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 usually take place near Site 194, South Kouchibouguac Campground.

If you do have a telescope~ Registration for astronomers in astronomers’ camping area is available here from RASC.NB.

Location~ South Kouchibouguac Campground, near Site 194

RASC.NB Itinerary and Schedule ~will post when available

RASC.NB Registration for Astronomers ~will post when available

Facebook Event ~will post 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

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Other Star Parties in New Brunswick~

Kouchibouguac Spring StarFest   ~June 15 – 16, 2018
COW Mactaquac Star Party   ~August 10 – 11, 2018
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~July 13 – 14, 2018
Fundy Park StarGaze   ~August 31 – September 1, 2018

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


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