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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 - September 2016


Thursday September 1

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.

3:00 - 4:00 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.

8:00 - 8:45 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 September 2

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. 

2:00 - 4:00 pm / Acadia First Nation Mi’kmaw Cultural Experience Program
Connect with Mi'kmaw Culture is presented by Acadia First Nation in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Enjoy a two-hour adventure exploring cultural landscapes, natural wonders and archaeological discoveries creating a powerful story of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia. Join us on a journey through 10,000 years of the Mi'kmaq people. More details
Meet at the Mi’kmaw Encampment in Merrymakedge Parking Lot 2.

6:00 - 8:30 pm / Pulling Water
Pull water to propel our 38’ Mi’kmaw canoe through the moody and magical waters of Keji Lake.
Must register at the Visitor Centre. Meet at Jake’s Landing. Limit of 18 paddlers/passengers

8:00 - 8:45 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.

8:30 - 10:00 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 September 3

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. 

8:00 pm / Keji’s Got Talent
Amphitheatre P2 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground. See posters in campground!

9:00 - 10:00 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 September 4

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 Meadow Beach.

8:00 - 9:00 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.


Monday September 5

10:30am-Noon / Enchanted Keji Bike Hike 
Hey kids! Use your senses to find clues and discover a magical side of the Slapfoot Trail on your bikes. Wonder who or what we'll find?
Sign up at the Visitor Centre. Ages 6-12. Meet Colleen and Jill at P2 in Jeremy's Bay Campground. Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. 

8:00 - 8:45 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 September 6

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.

8:00 - 8:45 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 September 7

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.

9:00 - 10:00 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. Not recommended for young children.


Friday September 9

2:00 - 4:00 pm / Acadia First Nation Mi’kmaw Cultural Experience Program
Connect with Mi'kmaw Culture is presented by Acadia First Nation in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Enjoy a two-hour adventure exploring cultural landscapes, natural wonders and archaeological discoveries creating a powerful story of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia. Join us on a journey through 10,000 years of the Mi'kmaq people. More details
Meet at the Mi’kmaw Encampment in Merrymakedge Parking Lot 2.

6:00 - 7:30 pm / 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

8:00 - 9:00 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


Saturday September 10

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

9:00 - 10:00 pm / Your Guides to the Galaxy
Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages.
Meet Parks Canada Guides at the Sky Circle – behind P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground


Sunday September 11

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


Friday September 16

2:00 - 3:30 pm /  Petroglyph Tour
Join Donna on the trail to the petroglyphs and hear some historical and cultural tidbits about Keji.
Sign up at Visitor Centre. Meet at Merrymakedge P1. Limit of 20 people

7:00 - 11:00 pm / The 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.


Saturday September 17

9:00-10:00pm / Your Guides to the Galaxy
Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages.
Meet Parks Canada Guides 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.


Friday September 23

6:00-7:30pm / 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

8:00-9:00pm / 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


Saturday September 24

4:00-5:00pm / 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 and Jill at The Mi’kmaw Encampment at Merrymakedge P2

9:00-10:00pm / Your Guides to the Galaxy
Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages.
Meet Dark Sky Guides at the Sky Circle – behind P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground


Sunday September 25

10:30am - 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 1.5 hours.




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