Irving Nature Park, Saint John

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Explore 243 hectares (600 acres) of diverse scenery at Irving Nature Park. Located just a few minutes from the city, the reserve protects the native landscape and wildlife of the area, with forest, marsh, and beach ecosystems managed throughout the year. Choose from eight walking trails of different lengths, taking in the diverse scenery of the Bay of Fundy coastline and inland areas. From the observation deck, spot seals diving and relaxing on the rocks, and bring your binoculars to observe the abundant avian life found here. Plan your Irving Nature Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint John using our Saint John trip tool .
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  • Beautiful park, very natural. Well maintained and clean. Lovely drive. Great hiking trail. Ocean views. Beautiful beaches. Picnic areas. Nice place to enjoy nature.  more »
  • To arrive at the park by bus you have to leave at the Bleury Street and walk around 5km until the main gate. There is a space to picnic and a children’s park. The beach at the main gate is nice and ve...  more »
  • As a Saint John native this is still one of my favourite places to visit when I am in town. I grew up very close to the park on the same Bay. I love that ocean. The nature park really is exactly that,...  more »
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  • My dog Gracie and I always have a blast when we go here. We love meeting new people also enjoying the beautiful park. There are many different trails for all different types of people. You will often see wildlife such as deer, porcupines, and squirrels enjoying the park as well. We are always bringing people with us to hang out and walk through this gorgeous little spot.
  • We greatly enjoyed the hiking trails in the nature center, which included seaside cliffs, wetlands, wooded areas and beach. Typical for Canadian venues, there were very clean outside toilets available for hikers. A park guide was helpful for visitors. PIcnic areas were also available.
  • The park is well maintained with great signage and walking trails. We walked along the Bay of Fundy shoreline and while rocky, was a great view and expansive beach. There is a kids playground that was busy and a fantastic maze for kids. Highly recommend spending an hour at the Nature Park.
  • This is hands down my favorite place to go for walks. Nothing is more beautiful than walking a long the ocean, on beautiful trails surrounded by wildlife and green and enjoying a delicious lunch at one of their picnic areas. In the summer this is my go-to. If I could recommend anywhere in Saint John, this would be the place!
  • A very popular. Walking hiking park with some nice vantage points to view harbor. And surrounding areas.
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