Hike the terrain that renews you the most
The simple act of walking. One foot in front of the other. We all do it every day, but how often do we do it in a place that makes us feel intensely alive, connected, and free? When you hike in New Brunswick—whether a short stroll in an urban park, or a long-distance excursion through mountainous terrain—you never simply walk. You unchain your mind from life’s worries. You intimately experience the vastness of our world. You become a richer person.
Hike in New Brunswick, and you’re rewarded with infinite sights, sounds, and emotions. Imagine, spotting wildlife in its natural habitat—moose, deer, hare, bears, birds and rare butterflies like the Maritime Ringlet; whales, seals, and shorebirds on many coastal trails. Our mountains and nature parks, including Mount Carleton and the Fundy Trail Parkway, offer hiking and backpacking experiences full of natural beauty. And our unexplored spaces, just waiting to be discovered, will always surprise you.
Up for a short family nature walk? Check out spots like the Sackville Waterfowl Park or the Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula. If you’re an experienced backpacker looking for a challenge, tackle one of our long-distance trails—like the famous Fundy footpath, a 50 km (31 mi.) trek across steep valleys, sandy beaches, foggy ancient moss-covered forests, coastal mist, and tidal crossings, or the Nepisiguit Mi'gmaq Trail, an epic 150 km (93 mi.) wilderness hike along the Nepisiguit River between Bathurst and Mount Carleton Park.
From challenging to family-friendly, hiking in New Brunswick is always “worth the walk”.