Come enjoy a fun-filled summer at our Parks in Saint John and Bouctouche

July 11, 2016:

J.D. Irving, Limited, the Irving Nature Park (INP), and the Irving Eco-Centre: La Dune de Bouctouche invite you to join us in enjoying your summer at the award-winning Irving Nature Park on Sand Cove Road in Saint John, New Brunswick and at the Irving Eco-Centre in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Both of our parks are hosting fun filled events for the whole family all summer. Click here for information on both our parks, and to view the full schedules of events in Saint John and in Bouctouche.

  Joanne Jaillet
Joanne Jaillet, Director of Irving Eco-Centre speaking on La Dune de Bouctouche.


This past Sunday at INP was the “Geocaching for Geocash” event. In an introductory course on geocaching, families and friends go out into the park for two hours with the goal of locating and collecting “geocash”. After saving up their “geocash” through geocaching and additional challenges, contestants were able to use their “geo-funds” to bid on a selection of prizes during the auction afterwards, and enjoy a free barbeque. Fun was had by all, and we hope to see you at the next event!

Irving Nature Park is the proud recipient of the Top Attraction 2015 Award. Hospitality Saint John partnered with CBC New Brunswick to ask the citizens of Saint John to share their stories, and votes of support for their favorite attraction in Saint John. “We are very pleased to be the recipient of this award. Here at the park, we strive to provide all of our visitors with an unforgettable experience, and work hard to keep the Irving Nature Park a special place for everyone,” said Alexandra Fox, Irving Nature Park Site Manager.

Come enjoy Saint John’s Top Attraction with exciting upcoming events like Planets and Perseids: The RASC NB provincial astronomy club is celebrating INP being Canada’s first Urban Star Park. Peak through a telescope to see craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn’s rings, and maybe even have the chance to see a sky full of shooting stars!

INP is approaching an enormous bench mark, with nearly 5 million people having visited the park. You will want to be one of those visitors this summer, making more memories to share with your friends and family at Saint John’s Top Attraction. To hear more, or watch the video about Irving Nature Park winning the Top Attraction 2015 Award from Hospitality Saint John please click here.

All are encouraged to join us for upcoming events in Saint John at INP:

Saturday, July 16, 1:00-2:30 PM: Great Blue Herons of the Irving Nature Park

Saturday July 30, 1:00-2:30 PM: History of the Park & Salt Marsh Tour

Friday, August 12, 8:30-11:00 PM: Planets and Perseids

Saturday, August 13, 1:00-2:30 PM: Learn about the Ferns

Friday, October 7, 7:00-9:30 PM: Thanksgiving with the Stars

Questions? Call the park at (506) 653-7367.

Along with weekly events happening in Bouctouche at the Irving Eco-Centre, please include the following event dates on your summer calendar:

Friday, July 15th, 7:30pm: Music on the beach with Sebastien Doiron

Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm: “Native Drumming Circle

Wednesday,  July 27th, 6:30-8:00pm: Shellfish at the Dune

Tuesday, August 2nd, 3:00-4:30pm: Shell-fishing is Fun

Friday, August 5th, 7:00-9:00pm: Music on the beach with Sebastien Doiron

Tuesday, August 9th, 2:30-3:30pm: Dieppe International Kite Festival

Friday, August 5th, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Music on the beach with Sebastien Doiron

Sunday, September 18th - 10am- 1:30pm: Walk the Full Dune

“Aquaculture in the Bouctouche Bay”: Date and Time TBA 

Questions? Call the Eco-Centre at (506) 743-2600 or 1-888-640-3300.

Have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see you at some of our great events!

About The Irving Nature Park

The Irving Nature Park is a 600 acre (243 hectare) site created by J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) to help protect an environmentally significant area. Just minutes from downtown Saint John, this special part of the Fundy coastline is a place where everyone can come and experience the various ecosystems of the Southern New Brunswick coastline. For more information on the Irving Nature Park, click here.

About The Irving Eco-Centre

La dune de Bouctouche is located on the Northumberland Strait of New Brunswick, just minutes north of the town of Bouctouche, the dune offers a blend of recreational opportunities and learning experiences for anyone who wants to enjoy its special beauty that stretches 12 kilometres across the Bouctouche Bay. Park upkeep and educational programs are fully funded by J.D. Irving, Limited. For more information on the Irving Eco-Centre at La dune de Bouctouche, click here.