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Parks and Protected Areas



Parks and protected areas are very important components in the quest to preserve New Brunswick’s natural legacy. They come in a variety of sizes and offer varying degrees of protection, and each one is important. 

There are different categories of parks and protected areas, and for each there are different rules. Information of these sites in New Brunswick can be found on the following pages:

  • National Parks – operated by Parks Canada, an agency of the federal government. 
  • Provincial Parks – run by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, with the exception of Mount Carleton; Mount Carleton is run by the Department of Energy and Resource Development (ERD).
  • Protected Natural Areas – those lands and water permanently set aside for the conservation of biological diversity, controlled by ERD under the Protected Areas Act.

CPAWS NB is very interested in these parks and would like to hear comments from people who have been to these parks or has information about them that they would like to share. As well, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please send them too.

To get a little idea of what our parks have to offer, check out our Virtual Tours page for some interesting videos.