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  • Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Camping and accommodation
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages. Plan to 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).

    Friday, August 23

    2 pm to 4 pm at the Visitor Centre:
    Meet Keji staff and RASC amateur astronomers to find out about the activities planned for the weekend. See sunspots and prominences with safely filtered telescopes!

    4 pm at the Sky Circle in Jeremy’s Bay Campground (P1):
    “Walk the Solar System” family program with Paul Heath of RASC. Learn about planets in our solar system! This interactive, kid-friendly activity is sure to please budding astronomers of all ages!

    8:30 pm to 9:15 pm at the Campfire Circle in Jeremy’s Bay Campground (P2):
    Elapultiek by Fire by shalan joudry: An outdoor theatre production. Details

    9 pm to midnight at the Sky Circle in Jeremy’s Bay Campground (P1):
    Join the astronomers from RASC and Kejimkujik guides and learn how to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes, plus many deep sky wonders. When it is dark, enjoy a guided tour of the sky. Limited parking! Please walk! 

    Saturday, August 24

    1 pm to 4 pm at the Merrymakedge canteen (P4):
    10th Anniversary Astronomy Drop-in! Celebrate 10 years of the Kejimkujik Dark Sky weekend: enjoy cake and a chat with RASC astronomers. Learn to use a StarFinder, binoculars and telescopes (bring in your own telescopes for tips), and how to photograph nightscapes. This is your chance to “Ask an Astronomer!”

    8 pm at the Visitor Centre theatre:
    “Connect with Mi’kmaw Moons” Cathy LeBlanc of Acadia First Nation and Dave Chapman of RASC will share Mi’kmaw teachings of the moon times throughout the year and how they relate to the natural phenomena around us. You could win a Celestron FirstScope 76 (courtesy of Atlantic Photo Supply) and astronomy books by John A. Read! Enter by attending the presentation; the prizes will be drawn at the end.

    9 pm to midnight at the Sky Circle in Jeremy’s Bay Campground (P1):
    Join the astronomers from RASC and learn how to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn through telescope, plus many deep sky wonders. When it is dark, enjoy a guided tour of the sky. Limited parking! Please walk!

    9:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Merrymakedge Beach:
    Mi’kmaq Storytelling: A Dark Sky Cultural Experience. Details

    Sunday, August 25

    9 pm at Merrymakedge Beach (P4):
    Drop-in public dark sky observing with RASC telescopes—Join the astronomers from RASC to view the planets Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes, plus many deep sky wonders. Note: this program will take place only if the sky is clear; please contact the Visitor Centre anytime after noon for confirmation.

    9:30 pm at Farmlands Trail:
    Spirit of the Settlers Night Hike evening theatre hike. Details

     


  • Keji Multisport Festival: Women’s Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay

    Nature Sports and recreation Camping and accommodation
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Devon Peavoy.
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Capture the magic of endurance sport within lush forests, meandering rivers and through a rich cultural landscape. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun. Events include a day of Women’s triathlon racing in 2 distances, and skills workshops in other complimentary outdoor pursuits open to participants, friends and family.

    Camp or stay close by and participate in evening activities. Sunday will be dedicated to Keji Mixed Triathlon Relays & Skills Camp for more experienced and youth triathletes. 

  • Paddling Flotilla and launch of Birch Bark Canoes

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Sports and recreation
    Eric LeBel.
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Free entry! Witness master craftsman, Todd Labrador and his apprentices launch two traditional Mi’kmaw birch bark canoes that were constructed at Kejimkujik this summer starting at 10 am at Jake’s Landing.  The flotilla of canoes and kayaks will depart at 10:30 am and travel to Kedge Beach.

    Join park guides in the big Canoe for the paddle or rent/bring your own canoe or kayak (sign up at the Visitor Centre for the big Canoe). Welcome the flotilla’s arrival at Kedge Beach at 11 am and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate the ancient craft of birch bark canoe building at Kejimkujik.

  • Savour the Seaside - CrabFest 2019 at Kejimkujik Seaside

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink Nature
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Time: 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Join Parks Canada and special partners for a one-of-a kind salty adventure on Saturday, September 21, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside. Get up close and personal with all things coastal including how to cook, prepare and eat local seaweeds and green crab. Demonstrations, local restaurant tastings, guided coastal foraging hike, and ‘crabby’ activities for the whole family. Reservations required. 

  • Savour the Trail at Kejimkujik

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink Nature
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Kejimkujik. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and sample delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature, NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and Kingstec Campus and participating local suppliers.

    Enjoy a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while hiking among the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate. Tickets will be available through a lottery system again this year. 

  • Thanksgiving Weekend

    Culture and entertainment Nature Sports and recreation Camping and accommodation
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in 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 the last big weekend of the season!