Kejimkujik Arts Day on Parks Day! July 16th, 2016
Come get creative in one of Canada's most inspiring settings and discover the inner artist in you! Mark your calendar now for Keji’s very first Arts Day in the Park.
9 am to 1 pm"A portrait of Mills Falls" with Brian Muszkie, painter
Take the time to enjoy a stroll along the Mill Falls trail. Along the way you’ll encounter Brian, who will be more than happy to talk about his love for oil painting. His painting of Mill Falls will be on display at the Visitor Centre for the 2016 season.
12:30 pm to 2 pm and 4 pm to 5:30 pm* Creative chocolate workshop with the Newfoundland Chocolate Company
Mill Falls shelter
Who doesn’t love chocolate? We invite you to create your own chocolate pieces; we bet you won’t be able to resist tasting them! Come learn the basics about chocolate and paint your creations using naturally coloured cocoa butter. *Space is limited, please sign-up at the Visitor Centre.
2 pmThe art of petroglyphs with Ursula, Keji Cultural Interpreter
Soccer field near the shower building or *Merrymakedge Canteen if it rains
Since time immemorial the Mi'kmaw have used images to transfer knowledge and stories. Keji is home to hundreds of Petroglyphs which have inspired people for centuries. Children are invited to learn about these Cultural Resources and to create designs on Birch Bark Scrolls that are inspired from Keji's own Petroglyphs.
2 pm to 4 pm Inspiring lantern making with Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Soccer field near the shower building or Merrymakedge shelter (P1) if it rains.
Join us for an afternoon of DIY lantern making. Let's transform everyday camping and cooking implements into beautiful lanterns! With help from a group of magical artists, Keji will be transformed into a glowing hub for creative exchange and wonderment. Lantern Parade at 7pm (Amphitheatre).
7 pm* Keji’s got talent– Parks Day Edition!
A Keji tradition. Be sure to take part in the event and showcase your talent! Parade of lanterns, creative gigs and lots of laughs guaranteed! *Register your talent at the Visitor Centre before July 16, 3 pm.
Things to try at Kejimkujik!
Mersey Stillwater Paddle - Climb aboard our 10-person Voyageur canoe for a guided tour. Enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters and listen to captivating stories of this special place.
Dark Sky Kits - Stargazing at Keji just got a whole lot easier to interpret. Ask for yours at the Visitor Centre then find your spot and explore!
Gone Crabbin’ Program: Citizen Science Seaside Adventure at Kejimkujik Seaside
Up for a salty adventure in a pristine and protected coastal estuary? Take part in this exclusive maritime experience and help protect native species from the invasive European Green Crab.
Prescribed fires – Spring 2016
Parks Canada successfully conducted low intensity prescribed fires at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on Monday, April 25th. Prescribed fires were part of a long-term Acadian Forest research and monitoring project started in 2010.
Parks Canada partnered with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and the North Queens Fire Association to safely conduct these prescribed fires within two 2.2 hectare mixed forest plots in the Eel Weir and Loon Lake area.
Eel Weir Road is now open at the Gold Mines trail head.
Learn more about prescribed fires