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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

What's New

We're making infrastructure improvements to Kejimkujik!
To learn more, go to: What to know before you visit


Acadia First Nation Mi’kmaw Cultural Experience Program
August 24 to October 5

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.

Offered every Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm, August 24 to October 5, 2016. This program is FREE with regular park entry fee.

For more information, call the Visitor Centre at 902-682-2772 or click here.



LoonWatch - A Keji classic!
Sunday, August 28th

Keji's Common Loons have been busily rearing young chicks throughout the spring and summer. Come and spend a day in Kejimkujik, paddle a quiet lake in search for Loons, and help Parks Canada Resource Conservation staff ascertain the reproductive success of this fascinating water bird.

We look forward to seeing you on LoonWatch day! It's a whole day of fun and adventure! Full details


Enjoy Fall Camping at Keji until October 30th! 

For those interested in fall camping, there will be backcountry camping and front country camping available in Jeremy's Bay Campground in the Lower Meadow Loop until October 30. Reservations are available online at www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca, or call 1-877-737-3783.



Savour the trail
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - SOLD OUT!

***Waiting list available. Email your name and phone number to kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca .***

A Feast for the Senses! Take advantage of the fall to enjoy our trails while discovering unique flavours cooked and served up in the great outdoors. Taste a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced recipes prepared by Nova Scotia Community College Arts Students and other partners. Sample regional beers and wines and other beverages provided by local artisans. This culinary experience features the beautiful Fall scenery of Mersey River, along a 3 km walking trail.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: Starts at noon with departures every 10 minutes as time slots fill up.
Location: Meet at Mill Falls Shelter
Cost: $32.80 (tax included) plus Parks Canada Entry Fee

This event is for ages 19 and older. For information call the Visitor centre at 902-682-2772.

This event is made possible with the support of local suppliers including, Wile’s Lake Farm Market, Boxing Rock Brewery, Ironworks Distillery, Bulwark Nova Scotia Craft Cider, Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Newfoundland Chocolate Company, Union Street, Still Fired Distillery, Just Us Coffee and Van Dyk’s.

Additional information
Savour the Trail starts on the Mill Falls Trail and continues on the Beech Grove Trail. The terrain is relatively flat with a few hills, and each tour is expected to take approximately 90 minutes. Note that there are no washrooms on the trail. The washrooms are located at Mill Falls Shelter and at the Visitor Centre.

Due to the nature of this event, we ask you to please leave dogs at home. We recommend that you bring a good pair of walking shoes, a bottle of water, a camera, some warm layers, and your appetite!

This is a rain or shine event. Please dress accordingly. 

 

Kejimkujik is now fully open!
(Updated August 17, 1 pm)

The backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is now open!

Visitors can continue to enjoy all activities and services Keji has to offer, including front country and backcountry camping, interpretation activities, special events, canoeing (equipment rentals available at Whynot Adventure - Keji Outfitters), hiking, and so much more! Although the fire ban has been lifted, we remind visitors that fires are allowed only in park-provided fire boxes and must be attended at all times.

Road access
The section of Nova Scotia’s Trunk 8, north of Kejimkujik's entrance, is now open. Drivers are cautioned to be aware of emergency vehicles that may still be along the road. Up to date information can be found at http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/.

Kejimkujik Seaside
Kejimkujik Seaside National Park is also open! Gone Crabbin' program will resume Friday August 19. Reservations can be made by calling the Kejimkujik Visitor Centre at 902-682-2772.

Parks Canada would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support during this challenging time and appreciates the hard work of all who helped keep the community safe.



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