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
Fishing - Volunteer Opportunities
Three ways to volunteer with our Fish Management program!
The annual "Volunteer Trout Taggers Workshop” will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 10am in the Eel Weir parking lot. We will review tagging protocol, have a tagging demonstration, discuss fish management in general and have a cup of “tail-gate” coffee. All are welcomed. New volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend.
Spring Access – Backcountry Camping
Twenty backcountry campsites, including three rustic cabins, will be available from April 1 until May 19, 2016. This change will provide spring anglers and other visitors with greater opportunity to enjoy Kejimkujik’s excellent spring fishing and outdoor recreation.
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.
Winter access 2015-2016
During the winter season 2015-16, visitors to Kejimkujik will have day-use access to the park/site at their own risk. Visitor facilities and services will be unavailable at this time; however, park/site access will be available as follows:
• Access to the main park/site road is weather-dependant as there will be no winter maintenance. The main park/site road will generally be ploughed to Mill Falls, Monday to Friday.
• As of October 31, Jeremy's Bay Campground, Jim Charles Point Group Campground and backcountry campsites will be closed.
• The gates on the Eel Weir Road (at Grafton Lake) and on Big Dam Road will be locked in the fall and reopened in the spring, as conditions permit. *update, 3 December 2015: these roads are now closed for the winter season.
• All picnic shelters are available for day-use only. Local firewood is available for purchase in the surrounding area (firewood is only considered local if purchased along Hwy. #8).
Visitors are responsible for their own safety. Visitors should be aware of changeable weather conditions and winter hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.
Reservation Service: Launch date for 2016
Reservations for the 2016 camping season will be available beginning January 26, 2016. The Parks Canada Reservation Service is available to help with trip planning and reservations by calling 1-866-RESERVE or online at www.reservation.pc.gc.ca.
**NEW for 2016 ** - Backcountry camping reservations will also begin January 26, 2016, NOT the first Monday in May, as in years past. Parks Canada anticipates a high volume of reservations on this date and campers are advised to reserve early. Infrastructure improvements: What to know before you visit
Season passes - "Early bird" discount!
Order your 2016 Kejimkujik season pass at the ‘Early bird’ special rate of 20% off – makes a great Christmas gift! - Order today for unlimited visits in 2016! Call 902-682-2770 to order your pass today. ‘Early Bird’ pricing is available until May 23, 2016: Adult (17-64) $ 23.50, Senior (65+) $ 19.60, Youth (6-16) $ 11.70, Family/Group $58.80.