This year the Irving Nature Park celebrated 25 years, but it wasn't the only milestone achieved in 2017! Staff at the Irving Nature Park would like to thank visitors for another great year. 2017 saw nearly 271,000 visitors at the park, the largest number since opening the gates in 1992.
"The increased popularity of the park due to the relatively new Children’s Forest and the great guided nature programs offered by staff combined with a great year for tourism, great weather and the large variety of public events have pushed our numbers to a record level this season," says Kelly Honeyman, Parks Manager at J.D. Irving, Limited.
We'd like to thank all visitors who stopped by this season, and see you the gates open in May 2018!
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.
Check out the Park schedule at jdirving.com. Follow the Irving Nature Park on Facebook for more updates.
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.