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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Special Events 2016

 Parka enjoying the beach with children at Kejimkujik National Park

Tuesday, June 21
National Aboriginal Day at Kejimkujik
Celebrate Mi’kmaw culture at Kejimkujik with Parks Canada interpreters and special guests. Enjoy special tours and cultural demonstrations. Click here for more details!

Friday, July 1st
Canada Day at Kejimkujik

Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with FREE CUPCAKES – a perfect way to kick off the summer! Official launch of the Friends of Keji Photo Contest and the exciting 2016 Interpretation Programs. 

Saturday, July 16
Kejimkujik Arts Day on Parks Day!
Come get creative in one of Canada's most inspiring settings with local artists like Brian Muszkie as he demonstrates oil painting at Mill falls. Let the artists from NSCAD introduce you to the fine art of paper lantern making or try your hand as a chocolatier and paint with chocolate. The kids will love painting their very own petroglyphs on birch bark. Are you more of an actor or musician than a painter? Be sure to stay for a special edition of Keji's Got Talent. It's a great day to discover the inner artist in you! See full schedule

July 23 & 24
Learn-to Camp at Kejimkujik
Never camped before but curious to learn about this truly Canadian tradition? This two day program will entice everyone to learn the basics of camping, from what to bring to what to eat and how to cook it. Participants will have opportunities to attend special programs and activities offered in Kejimkujik. Jointly presented with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op). We provide the food, know-how and even the tents and sleeping pads! Cost $44 per adult and $22 per child. Deadline to register is July 10th, 2016. ***Registration is now full, but a waiting list is available.***

Saturday, July 30
Kejimkujik’s 47th Birthday Party
Celebrate Keji’s 47th birthday with cupcakes and refreshments. Fun activities for campers and visitors of all ages. Play the Friends of Keji Birthday Game and sign up for a chance to get famous at “Keji’s Got Talent” popular talent show. See full schedule

Aug 5 to 7
Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend
Search Keji’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages. Camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show! Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). See full schedule

Aug 20 & 21
Kejimkujik Canoe Fest

For thousands of years the canoe has been the best way to travel through Kejimkujik’s inter-connected rivers, lakes and streams providing the finest canoeing experience in Atlantic Canada! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with canoeing and kayaking demonstrations, clinics and activities – perfect for the beginner and seasoned paddler alike. Bring your own or rentals available onsite. Presented with Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia.

Saturday, October 1
Savour the Trail at Kejimkujik
Discover a new way to savour the fall at Keji. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature and Nova Scotia Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus. Sample a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while taking in the beautiful scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate. More details including pricing to follow. 

October 8 to 10
Thanksgiving Weekend at Kejimkujik
Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Enjoy the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family and enjoy the cool and crisp air.

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