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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. 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.

Schedule

11:00 am
Amphitheatre P2 Jeremy’s Bay
Cupcakes, lemonade, and Happy Birthday! 
Register for "Keji's Got Talent" (see details below) *You may also register for the contest at the Visitor Centre
Register for Keji Birthday Game.


3:00 - 5:00 pm
Jeremy’s Bay P2
Keji Birthday Game
Let the games begin! Visit all the stops in the campground and complete various challenges. Please walk or bike during the game.
Prizes will be awarded at the amphitheatre at 8:30 pm.
8:30 pm
Amphitheatre
Keji's Got Talent - A talent show with prizes
Do you have a hidden talent? Jokes? Tricks? Magic? Acting? Singing? Playing an instrument? Pet tricks? Then register for Keji's Got Talent! 
Only ten talents will be chosen to perform based on originality.
Prizes awarded for game.

Sponsored by the Friends of Keji. Regular admission fees apply. For more information call 682-2770. 


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).

Schedule

Friday, August 5


2 pm to 4 pm
Near the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Astronomy Drop-in! Ask- an-astronomer, learn to use a StarFinder, telescope clinic (bring in your own telescopes for tips), how to photograph nightscapes and solar viewing!

7 pm
Near the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy's Bay Campground
“Walk the Moon” family program with Paul Heath of RASC. Free Moon Gazer Guides!

8:30 pm
At the Amphitheatre at P2 in Jeremy's Bay Campground
“Do you believe” storytelling program. 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.

9:30 pm
At Grafton Woods Parking Lot
Night WalkThe 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!

9:30 pm
At the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground
Join Chris Young of RASC and his magic Green Laser Pointer for a guided tour of the sky, including sky stories! This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes and binoculars, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!

Saturday, August 6


1 pm - 4 pm
Near the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Astronomy Drop-in! Ask-an-astronomer, learn to use a StarFinder, telescope clinic (bring in your own telescopes for tips), how to photograph nightscapes and solar viewing!
8:00 pm
At the Amphitheatre at P2 in Jeremy's Bay Campground
Keynote presentation by legally blind astronomer Tim Doucette of Quinan, Nova Scotia: “Deep Sky Eye – A Window to the Cosmos”. Limited parking! Please Walk!
9:30 pm
At the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Your Guides to the Galaxy: Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages. Lesley and Colleen will help you discover what's going on in the sky tonight. This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!

Sunday, August 7


9:30 pm
At the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground
RAIN DATE/CLOUD DATE for Drop-in public observing with RASC telescopes weather permitting.



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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