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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Interpretation Activities

Interpreters are your Key to Kejimkujik

Kejimkujik Interpreters are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for this spectacular place. Get swept away on one of the many adventures they have prepared for you. These programs are planned to appeal to visitors of all ages. 

Schedule - July 2016

Monday

10:30am-Noon / Mersey Magic Bike Hike
Hey kids! Use your senses to find clues and discover a magical side of the Mersey River trail. Wonder who or what we'll find?
Sign-up at the Visitor Centre. Meet Colleen and Jill at P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle.

11:00am-Noon / Bringing the Past Alive
Want to unravel time? Do you want to glimpse into the past and see how the Mi’kmaw people survived this rugged landscape?
Join Donna at Merrymakedge P2

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Mersey Stillwater Paddle
Climb aboard our voyageur canoe for a guided tour of the Mersey River. Enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters and listen to captivating stories of this special place. This is a great trip to get to know Keji, enjoy some iced tea and chocolate, and go on a canoeing adventure.
Meet us at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity. Register at the Visitor Centre. Limit of 8 passengers. $14.70 per person.

8:30 - 9:15 pm / What’s A’Twitter?
Spring and early summer experience a flutter of activity as birds return to Keji after a winter spent abroad. Come see what all the fuss is about.
Amphitheatre – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.


Tuesday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Donna on the trail to the petroglyphs and discover some historical and cultural tidbits of Keji.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Mi'kmaw Animal Words
Jill invites you to stop by and learn the names of some animals in Keji - in the Mi'kmaw language. Pick a favourite animal and then make a special card to take with you.
Meet Jill at the old canteen at Merrymakedge.

8:30 - 9:15 pm / Lethal ‘Low-Tech’
Join Jill as she shares stories about methods of hunting used many years ago in Mi’kma'ki and how this “technology” helped the Mi’kmaq survive.
Amphitheatre – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.


Wednesday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Jill for a walk through time. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture. See and touch the petroglyphs.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Man vs. Keji
Whether you are a little lost on your hike or if it’s the zombie Apocalypse, a little survival knowledge could save your life. No my name is not “Bear” but I can still show you a thing or two about survival.
Campfire Circle - P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.

10:00 - 11:00 pm / Mi’kmaq Storytelling: The Dark Side
Come experience the Dark Side of Mi'kmaq Storytelling with Ursula. You will meet villains such as The Mi'kemwisu, Chenoo the Cannibal Giant, and Kluskap's evil twin brother Malsum.
Sky Circle – behind P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.



Thursday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Nick for a walk through time. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture. See and touch the petroglyphs.
Sign up at the Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

10:30 am - Noon / Remembering the Sa'qoweyki’k
Through the lens of looking back, Ursula and Jill will guide you on a paddle to remember and reconnect with the folk of olden time.
Meet at Meadow Beach at 10:00 am. Bring your canoe or rent one from Jake’s Landing.

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Pite’manej (Let’s Have Tea) When the Landscape Changes…So Do The People.
Bring your tea mug to the encampment site and visit with Ursula to participate in a hands-on demonstration of making a maple axe handle while chatting about Keji’s history of logging.
Meet Ursula at Merrymakedge P2. Bring a mug!


6:00 - 7:00 pm / Mersey Stillwater Paddle (Bilingual) 
Climb aboard our voyageur canoe for a guided tour of the Mersey River. Enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters and listen to captivating stories of this special place. This is a great trip to get to know Keji, enjoy some iced tea and chocolate, and go on a canoeing adventure.
Meet us at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity. Register at the Visitor Centre. Limit of 8 passengers. $14.70 per person.

8:30 - 9:15 pm / Scoop of the Century
Is the future of Keji’s speckled darlings in jeopardy? Find out as Gilbert McFinn reels in his biggest story yet.
Amphitheatre – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.


Friday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Jill for a walk through time. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture. See and touch the petroglyphs.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

3:00 - 3:30 pm / Hug-A-Tree and Survive
Hey kids! Learn how to NOT get lost in the woods and how to get FOUND if you do. Get great SWAG too!
Indoor theatre at the Visitor Centre. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

6:00 - 8:30 pm / Pulling Water
Join Ursula and Ashley and pull water to propel our 38’ Mi’kmaq canoe through the moody and magical waters of Keji Lake. Discover a natural and cultural landscape that is full of big challenges and big rewards.
Just register at the Visitor Centre. Meet at Jake’s Landing. Limit of 18 paddlers/passengers.

8:30 - 9:15 pm / Do You Believe?
Mi’kmaq told history through stories. Stories that proved to be accurate. Donna will tell you some things that will make you wonder. Could it be real? You be the judge.
Amphitheatre – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.

9:30 - 11:00 pm / The Hollow Hills
This journey into the nighttime realm with Aine and Gwion promises mystery and a sense of connection.
Sign-up at the Visitor Centre. Space is limited to 20 people. Bring a flashlight but be prepared NOT to use it! Grafton Woods Trail.


Saturday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Nick for a walk through time. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture. See and touch the petroglyphs.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Mersey Stillwater Paddle
Climb aboard our voyageur canoe for a guided tour of the Mersey River. Enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters and listen to captivating stories of this special place. This is a great trip to get to know Keji, enjoy some iced tea and chocolate, and go on a canoeing adventure.
Meet us at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity. Register at the Visitor Centre. Limit of 8 passengers. $14.70 per person. 

6:00 - 7:30 pm / Petroglyph Tour (French only)
Join Colleen for a walk through time. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture. See and touch the petroglyphs.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

8:30 pm / Wildcard
Ecological research is one of the important roles that protected areas play in our nation. We’ve invited researchers and people who are passionate about nature to come and share stories about their work and adventures in nature. Check out the Wildcard poster for a listing of these special presentations throughout the summer.
Amphitheatre – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.

10:00 - 11:00 pm / Your Guides to the Galaxy
Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages.
Meet Lesley and Colleen at the Sky Circle – behind P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.

*Have your own dark sky experience with our NEW Dark Sky Kits. Rent yours today at the Visitor Centre for a nominal fee.


Sunday

10:30 am - Noon / Petroglyph Tour
Join Ursula for a tour of the petroglyphs where she shares memories of her great- grandfather’s stories about how the petroglyphs aided in the preservation of the Mi’kmaw language.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people.

3:00 - 4:00 pm / Tiny Creatures, Mighty Messages
Drop by to check out some amazing aquatic insects and learn how they keep life rolling on the river.
Meet Colleen at the Mersey River trailhead picnic area.

3:00 - 4:30 pm / Archeological Quest (French only)
Come join our team of archeologists as we search for the remains of a 19th century farm.
Meet Paul at the at the Farmland Trail.

6:00 - 7:00 pm / The Unwelcomed Hitchhiker
In the 1890’s a boat landed in Halifax. All were welcomed but something hitched a ride on those boats long ago. This thing that was not welcome made its home here in Nova Scotia. Come see it for yourself!
Meet Donna at the Grafton Woods Trail.

8:30 - 9:30 pm / The Cauldron’s Song
For a year and a day this story has been brewing. Join Cerridwen and her helper Gwion as they tell you a story of magic, shapeshifting, and knowledge. Please bring your own mug.
Meet at the Campfire Circle – P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground.




Club Keji

Get rewarded for attending Interpretation Programs! Ask at the Visitor Centre for your free booklet.




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