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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. 

Friday, July 1st
Canada Day at Kejimkujik
FREE ADMISSION

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!

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. 

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).

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.

Friday, September 16 
Sleeping Forest Night Hike 
Reawaken yourself to the Spirits of nature during a unique experience into the heart of Keji's ancient hemlock forest. During this nighttime journey, you will meet the Old Souls of the forest. A late night snack will feature the taste of an autumn stew, along with wild teas, elixirs, and “local spirits”, to help you focus your mind on the timeless wisdom of nature and gain insight about your own path in the world.

Limit of 25 places and, as this is a licenced event, participants must be 19 years and older. The cost is $44.00 per person (taxes included) plus the park entry fee.

Contact the Kejimkujik Visitor Centre to reserve your place – 902-682-2772. When you register, you will be contacted with further details. This hike will also be offered on Thursday, October 6. Hikes start at 7pm.

Saturday, October 1
Savour the Trail at Kejimkujik
SOLD OUT!
***Waiting list available. Email your name and phone number to kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca***

A Feast for the Senses! Take advantage of the fall to enjoy our trails while discovering unique flavours cooked and served up in the great outdoors. Taste a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced recipes prepared by Nova Scotia Community College Arts Students and other partners. Sample regional beers and wines and other beverages provided by local artisans. This culinary experience features the beautiful Fall scenery of Mersey River, along a 3 km walking trail.

Date
: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: Starts at noon with departures every 10 minutes as time slots fill up.
Location: Meet at Mill Falls Shelter
Cost: $32.80 (tax included) plus Parks Canada Entry Fee

This event is for ages 19 and older. For information call the Visitor centre at 902-682-2772. 

This event is made possible with the support of local suppliers including, Wile’s Lake Farm Market, Boxing Rock Brewery, Ironworks Distillery, Bulwark Nova Scotia Craft Cider, Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Newfoundland Chocolate Company, Union Street, Still Fired Distillery, Just Us Coffee and Van Dyk’s.

Additional information
Savour the Trail starts on the Mill Falls Trail and continues on the Beech Grove Trail. The terrain is relatively flat with a few hills, and each tour is expected to take approximately 90 minutes. Note that there are no washrooms on the trail. The washrooms are located at Mill Falls Shelter and at the Visitor Centre.

Due to the nature of this event, we ask you to please leave dogs at home. We recommend that you bring a good pair of walking shoes, a bottle of water, a camera, some warm layers, and your appetite!

This is a rain or shine event. Please dress accordingly. 

Thursday, October 6
Sleeping Forest Night Hike 
Reawaken yourself to the Spirits of nature during a unique experience into the heart of Keji's ancient hemlock forest. During this nighttime journey, you will meet the Old Souls of the forest. A late night snack will feature the taste of an autumn stew, along with wild teas, elixirs, and “local spirits”, to help you focus your mind on the timeless wisdom of nature and gain insight about your own path in the world.

Limit of 25 places and, as this is a licenced event, participants must be 19 years and older. The cost is $44.00 per person (taxes included) plus the park entry fee.

Contact the Kejimkujik Visitor Centre to reserve your place – 902-682-2772. When you register, you will be contacted with further details. Starts at 7pm.

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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