Irving Nature Park

The Irving Nature Park is a 600 acre (243 hectare) site created by J.D. Irving, Limited to help protect an environmentally significant area. This special part of the Fundy coastline, minutes from downtown Saint John, a major urban centre of New Brunswick, is now a place where the public can enjoy and experience the various ecosystems of the Southern New Brunswick coastline.

The peninsula of volcanic rock and forest on the Bay of Fundy is swept twice daily by some of the highest tides in the world. Mud flats and salt marsh are along one side. A long sandy cobble beach is on the other. The area nurtures one of the province’s richest marine ecosystems.

The area is a traditional staging site for migratory and marine birds that travel between the Arctic and South America. It is a breeding ground for many waterfowl of the Atlantic coastline.   Park visitors enjoy the park’s rugged beauty, its trails and lookout points, its boardwalk on the salt marsh with amazing birding opportunities, its picnic sites and its free gas barbecues. Special events like moonlight snowshoeing, geological history, meteor showers, and story sessions are all free.  Park upkeep, educational programs and beautification are fully funded by J.D. Irving, Limited.

Schedule of Park Events

Learn about the local ecosystems and habitat through our fun, interactive activities. Admission to all programs and parks is free.  

Hours of Operation
May 1 to September 14, 2014
8AM to 8PM
September 15 to
October 17, 2014
8AM to 6PM

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Park Contact Information

Located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

For questions or pre-registration, contact the park at
(506) 653-7367 or 


Irving Nature Park day camp 

Picnic on the rocks 

Harbour seal 

Mud flats