© Yiping Yi
NSCAD students make art inspired by Parks Canada places
Since 2012, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site has collaborated with NSCAD to connect art students to national parks in Nova Scotia. This summer, students enjoyed experiences at Kejimkujik as well as Halifax Citadel and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Sites, providing inspiration to create art based on this year’s theme, "ghosts."
Starting at 5:30 pm November 30 and running daily from 11am-5pm until December 5th (noon-4pm), NSCAD students will exhibit their work at the Anna Leonowens Gallery located at 1891 Granville St. Halifax. For more information on the exhibit, contact 902-494-8223.
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 (the annual closure of Eel Weir Road is weather-dependant).
• 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.
**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.