Parks & Trails Day NB

Parks & Trails Day NB will be held the first weekend of June, in New Brunswick.

This province-wide event is an opportunity to promote healthy, active living in your community while celebrating the many incredible outdoor spaces in our province.

We hope to see communities, wellness networks, school leaders and other groups grow our province’s Wellness Movement by getting their friends and family to host a Parks & Trails Day NB event this year.


Free Tools & Resources that can be used for your event:

Parks and Trails Day Planning Kit -2017

Pocket Cards – Games

Pocket Card-Recipes


The Green Book

Photo Disclaimer for marketing




Safety and risk are linked and are bot positive parts of any successful outdoor event.  The key to safety lies in creating a holistic safety approach to manage risk and minimize the chance of mishap.  Here is a condense checklist to providing a safe environment for your participants (Adapted from The Green Book by Parks New Brunswick, 2016 (Safety and Risks).

Enjoying the fresh air of outdoor activity in our beautiful parks and trails is a perk of living in New Brunswick, but exposure to second-hand smoke is not. In addition, in many of these spaces, smoking is now prohibited by N.B legislation. To help you make your Parks & Trails Day NB event smoke-free, the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) has the tools to get you started! The Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free Guide offers plenty of ideas to assist you with planning, organizing and hosting your event. It includes handy links to resources such as signs, banners and a smoke-free logo, which you can download, adapt and print for your event signage. Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free – A Guide for Event Planners, Organizers and Volunteers

Para NB – Sport & Recreation is a provincial program overseen by a management team consisting of Ability NB and the Government of New Brunswick. The Para NB – Sport & Recreation program involves working with persons with a physical disability, schools, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs), disability organizations, recreation organizations and facilities to build capacity and lead the development and coordination of a system that engages New Brunswickers with physical disabilities in para sport and recreation (Learn More Here ).

Early bird registration ends on MAY 12th 2017! Register now and have a chance to win a 500 Dollar Bursary to help with your Parks & Trails Day Event.  All other groups who register early will still be supplied with some prizes for their Parks & Trails Day event.

All registered events will be featured on the NB Trails Council website.

Parks & Trails Day NB!

Thank you for your interest in Parks & Trails Day NB! Please fill out the form below to register your community.
  • How will your community celebrate Parks & Trails Day?
  • What age groups and/or audiences will you be targeting?
  • Where will your event be held? (e.g., Sugarloaf Provincial Park, Fredericton trails network, etc.)
  • What time will your event begin?
  • For more information about smoke-free outdoor spaces, download the N.B. Anti-Tobacco Coalition's Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces Fact Sheet
  • May we share information about your event (e.g., activities and location) with other communities planning Parks & Trails Day NB ! events?
  • May we share photographs of your event (if provided) to help develop Parks & Trails Day NB ! planning materials
  • Here is the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. With input from expert stakeholders, it was created from almost half a million votes cast by Canadians. Each activity on the list includes adaptations and variations, ensuring that anyone can participate regardless of age, ability or level of experience. If you would like to incorporate these activities into your Parks & Trails Day events, click on the activities you will be hosting ( we want to see as many of these activities being played around the province). Want to learn more about activities, follow the link (

Highlights of Parks & Trails Day’s

Parks & Trails Day 2013

Parks & Trails Day 2014

Parks & Trails Day 2015

Parks & Trails Day 2016