The Restigouche river system is one of the most valuable natural landscapes in the province. To maximize the economic opportunity of the Appalachian Mountain Range in northern New Brunswick and to preserve the pristine environment of the Restigouche River watershed a provincial park is proposed.
This new linear park would be known as the Restigouche Wilderness Waterway Provincial Park and it would represent 235km of exceptional watercourse and approximately 20,000 ha of land. The linear provincial park concept is a legislative tool used to achieve conservation objectives and
to monitor recreational use in a financially sustainable manner while increasing income and jobs through a responsible eco-tourism approach.
To ensure intrinsic values of the Restigouche watershed are protected for the benefit of present and future generations five sections of the Kedgwick, Little Main Restigouche, Patapedia, Restigouche and Upsalquitch rivers will form the basis of the proposed linear provincial park.