Canada's Parks Day falls on the third Saturday of July every year and is a day to get out and explore the wonderful parks across the country! J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to have Nature Parks in Saint John and Bouctouche, New Brunswick where visitors can enjoy the great outdoors and learn about local ecosystems and habitat through free, fun and interactive programs.
Helping to keep Saint John beautiful for 25 years: Discover the Irving Nature Park
Irving Nature Park features:
11 km (7 mi.) of rugged Bay of Fundy coastline
Six different ecosystems with a diversity of flora and fauna
Eight walking trails of varying lengths
Boardwalk extending into the salt marsh
Seal Observation deck
Lookout Tower - the park's highest point with 360° view of land and sea
Free interactive educational programs and activities
Free picnic sites and gas barbecues.
Just minutes from downtown Saint John, the Irving Nature Park has been recognized as one of the top attractions in Saint John by Trip Advisor. 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. Featuring forest and marsh, beaches and trails, it is ideal for recreational activities as well as interactive outdoor educational programs.
A-MAZE-ing Adventure for the whole family! Discover the Children's Forest:
Chidren's Forest Features:
Free Propane BBQs
Two Life-Size Mazes
One of our newest additions to the Irving Nature Park is the Children's Forest. The two mazes, which took nearly 20 years to make, can be enjoyed by those young and old. Whether you’re interested in family fun or spotting water fowl, the Forest has something for everyone.
12 kilometres of beauty, 20 years of memories: Discover the Irving Eco-Centre: La Dune de Bouctouche:
Irving Eco-Centre features:
A sand dune stretching 12 km (7.5 miles) across Bouctouche Bay
A 800m (1/2 miles) boardwalk with ramps and stairs to the beach
Interpretive displays and public tours
Free interactive educational programs
Electric vehicle tours are available to accommodate those with disabilities
On site BBQ is available
The Dune offers a blend of recreational opportunities and learning experiences for anyone who wants to enjoy its special beauty. Not only do we love the beauty of overlooking the dune, the park has also been honoured by the Society of American Travel Writers as a must see! Park visitors can use the boardwalk stretching along the dune to explore both the dune's wilderness and its salt marsh without endangering the sensitive ecosystems. Educational and interpretive displays and public tours are offered at the Irving Eco-Centre.
The park schedule can be found here on jdirving.com. You can also find the Irving Eco-Centre on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LaDuneDeBouctouche/