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Camping and Outdoors

In New Brunswick we're privilged to have four seasons of camping and hiking that are among the best in the country. Below are just some of the outdoor recreation areas that are available to Scout groups in the province.

For a few more excellent outdoor camping locations, see our own Scout Camps.

Do you know any great locations to add to this list? Or is any of this information out of date? Email

Places to Stay

Cap Pele Scouts Center  

Operated by: les Scout du Canada

Location: Cap Pele, NB

Contact: Serge Leger, 506-577-1145

Description: Scout Center is located in community of Cap Pele, NB.  It is located within the Parc Plein Air with 6 kilometres of (biking, hiking spring,summer fall ) and groomed cross country ski trails (winter).  It is 10 minute hike to Parc L’aboiteau Beach. Fast food and take-outs near by.  

Cap Pele Scout Centre

Indoor facilities:

  • Rooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 3
  • Showers -1
  • Kitchen -1  

Outdoor facilities:

  • Campfire pit
  • Wooded Camp sites, pit toilets
  • Winter camping

Price: $75.00/day

Nearest: City: Moncton; Grocery Store: Cap Pele, 3 km 

Kouchibouguac Wilderness Shelters 

Operated by: Kouchibouguac National Park  

Location: 186 Rte 117, Kouchibouguac, NB, E4X 2P1  

Contact: Kouchibouguac National Park Website, Phone 506 876 2443

Description: Remote shelters in Kouchibouguac National Park, operated during winter months.  Located 10 km from parking lot and Headquarters.  Groomed cross country ski trails, snow shoe trails to Cabins. Located  4 km from beach.  No potable water.  

Available: December to March 

Indoor facilities: Three units Indoors

  • Rooms  -1
  • Beds – 6 single ( fold down) platforms 
  • Bathrooms - 0
  • Showers -0
  • Kitchen -0  
  • Stoves -2 -wood
  • Picnic tables  

Outdoor facilities:

  • Wooded Camp sites, pit toilets
  • Winter camping  

Price: $60. 00/day min or $10.00/person plus Park Pass

Nearest: City: Moncton; Grocery Store: St Louis de Kent Co-op 15 Km 

Kouchibouguac National Park Shelter  Kouchibouguac National Park Shelter

Kouchibouguac Cote de Fabien Group Camp Site 

Operated by: Kouchibouguac National Park  

Location: 186 Rte 117, Kouchibouguac, NB, E4X 2P1  

Contact: Kouchibouguac National Park Website, Phone 506 876 2443

Description: Group Camping (tents) site in Kouchibouguac National Park.  Five areas for camping, fire pits.  Purchase wood at kiosk.  Potable water from hand pump.  No electricity.  Beach 100 m from Camp site.  

Kouchibouguac National Park Group Campsite

Available: Mid-May to mid-October

Indoor facilities: One common shelter , open

  • Rooms  - 1
  • Showers - 0
  • Kitchen - 0  
  • Stoves - 2 (wood)
  • Picnic tables  

Outdoor facilities:

  • Pit toilets 
  • Fire Pits

Price: See website. Daily pass is not applicable if no access to beach or bike trails.

Nearest: City: Moncton; Grocery Store: St Louis de Kent Co-op 15 Km 


Camp Centennial, Rotary Lodge

Operated by: Rotary  

Location: 811 St. George St., Moncton, NB, E1E 4E7

Contact:, (506) 853-3507

Description: Camp Centennial is a full service lodge located in the heart of Moncton’s Centennial Park.  Facilities include a kitchen with all required amenities (stoves fridge, microwave, cutlery, plates, etc), a dining room, a great room, multiple dormitories with bunk beds, and an open activity room in the basement.  This facility can hold up to 35 comfortably and is perfect winter camp spot for Beaver and Cub aged youth.  Outdoor facilities include: large cross country skiing trails with access to skis and boots, sliding hills, playgrounds, a fire pit, walking/snow shoe trails, and much more.  

Available: All year.

Price:  $271.20 for a night or $500 for two nights

Nearest: City: Moncton.

Rotary Lodge Camp Centennial Rotary Lodge Camp Centennial

Mount Carleton Group Campsite

Operated by: Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Location: 7612 Route 385, Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, Canada E8A 1N4 

Contact: Telephone:506-235-0793, Toll-Free:1-800-561-0123,,

Description: The group campground is used specifically for large groups like Scouts, Guides, and so on. It is available by reservation from May to October. It has three circular tent areas (each accommodating 20-25 people) with fire rings and picnic tables, reputedly the best kitchen shelter found in the province, a vault toilet and garbage depot. Water available (hand pump).

Camp Ta-Wa-Si

Location: 15 Hollie Lane, Johnston’s Point, NB E0A 2K0


Description: Camp TaWaSi is located approximately a 1 hour drive from Moncton on the Northumberland Strait and consists of 30 acres with tidal pools, short hiking trails and an amazing large sandy beach. There is also a basketball court, volleyball area, obstacle course and a fantastic sheltered campfire area. There is a large main lawn suitable for wide games or tenting. The dining hall doubles as a recreation facility during inclement weather. Six cabins sleep 8-12 in bunk beds equipped with mattresses and having a smaller room for 2 supervisors. A separate building has bathrooms and showers.

Available: Available for Group rentals in June and September.

Nearest: City: Moncton.


Day Use Facilities

Mactaquac Provincial Park

Located just 30 km from Fredericton, Mactaquqac Provincial Park is open year round, and has groomed sledding and cross country skiing trails in the winter. 

A park interpreter is available to provide guided nature hikes through the extensive trail system to Scout Groups at no charge. These can be customized to the interests of the group (tree identification, geocaching, etc.). Snowshoes are available for use free of charge.

For more information, visit Mactaquac Provincial Park at Tourism New Brunswick.


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