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  • Keji’s Backyard Ultra

    Sports and recreation
    Karine Isenor
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    June 25 to June 27, 2022

    Nova Scotia Trail Running presents the first-ever backyard ultra in Kejimkujik! 

    The 2022 event is sold out, but spectators are welcome to cheer on the runners.

    Starting at 9 am Saturday, June 25, 130 participants will leave Jim Charles Point, running past the Campground Kiosk and up the Campground Road to the rainbow crosswalk. Here they’ll hop on the scenic Mersey River Trail, following the river to connect with the Slapfoot Trail and returning to the starting point at Jim Charles Point. Participants will have one hour to complete this 6.67 km loop.

    Keji’s Backyard Ultra is a “last person standing” event, meaning participants will run this loop every hour on the hour until only one person is left (the winner!).

    The race is expected to continue into Sunday or possibly even Monday.

    Best of luck to all participants!

    Please note:

    The gravel road to Jim Charles Point will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 25, for the safety of participants.

    During this time, visitors are welcome to walk or bike on the Jim Charles Point Road or to access the Jim Charles area via the Slapfoot trail.

    The Campground Road, Kedge Beach, and all trails will remain open for the duration of the race, but please travel with caution and watch for racers.

  • Canada Day

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Time: 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: FREE entry!
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Celebrate Canada Day with FREE entry! Come for the day or make it a long weekend to remember!

    Explore Kejimkujik's newest trail – Ukme’k – by foot or by bike. Travel 13.5 km from Mill Falls to Merrymakedge almost entirely on trails.

    Pop in to the Visitor Centre to see a 21-foot ocean going canoe built by Todd Labrador!

    Visit the brand new pedestrian bridge at Mill Falls!

    12:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Witness the ancient craft of birch bark canoe-building in person with Todd Labrador and family at work right before your eyes.

    10 pm to 11:30 pm – Experience nature’s own fireworks – a starry night sky! Join Lesley and Alex to hear some of the intricate stories behind these stars and constellations. Please only bring red lights, do not bring white flashlights.

    Find your red chair moment! There are six sets of red chairs placed at iconic locations in Kejimkujik. Discover your new favourite spot at Kejimkujik!

  • 13th Annual Kejimkujik Dark-Sky Weekend!

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Camping and accommodation
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free with admission

    Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

    Head to Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve for a weekend of dark sky delights.

    Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations, meteors, and more.

    Whether you’re new to stargazing or a seasoned observer, there will be stories and discoveries for all ages!

    Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

    Provincial COVID-19 public health measures will be followed at all programs.

  • Kejimkuijik LoonWatch

    Nature
    Time: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    August 21, 2022 (rain date: August 28, 2022)

    Teams of LoonWatchers will canoe an assigned lake to provide a simultaneous survey of loon presence and reproductive activity.

    Lakes are surveyed from 12 noon until 3 pm. LoonWatch observation forms will be collected at the Visitor Centre following the survey.

    A canoe and associated equipment must be supplied by the volunteers. There are opportunities to rent equipment from Jake’s Landing canoe rental (902-682-2282).

    How do I sign up?

    Email or phone Jennifer Eaton (Jennifer.Eaton@pc.gc.ca / 902-890-6833). We will ensure that you have a canoe partner if you are coming alone.

    In case of inclement weather:

    High winds and/or extremely rainy days represent a safety hazard and can affect loon visibility. In case of inclement weather, LoonWatch will generally take place on the following Sunday.