Kouchibouguac Star Party

June 2-4, 2017~ Kouchibouguac Star Party

Kouchibouguac National Park
(between Moncton and Miramichi on the Northumberland Strait)
An ariel photo showing part of Kouchibouguac National Park.

The walkway to a beach in Kouchibouguac National Park. Photo of a trail in Kouchibouguac National Park.

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

Logo of the RASC 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

Google Earth photo of Kouchibouguac National Park area.

Photo of Google Maps of Kouchibouguac National Park area.

Park map of Kouchibouguac National Park, site of the Kouchibouguac Star Party.
Clicking on maps opens in pdf.  Above: Parks Canada Map

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

Kouchibouguac Star Party Information~

We will post the links here from RASC.NB once the information becomes available about campsite reservations in the astronomers’ area.

Logo of the RASC New Brunswick Centre

Other Star Parties in New Brunswick~

COW Mactaquac Star Party   ~July 28-30, 2017
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~August 11-13, 2017
Fundy Star Party   ~Sept. 15-17, 2017
Kouchibouguac Fall Star Gaze   ~Sept. 22-24, 2017

General overview~ Star Parties in New Brunswick
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