Kejimkujik: A Family Experience

Transcript

[Parks Canada logo]

music (no narration)

[A shot of an oTENTik in a forest.]

[Title: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.]

[Young children open their eyes in their beds.]

[One of the young boys sits up in his bed with a big smile on his face.]

[Both of the children crawl down from their bunk bed and fall onto their parents who are also asleep in the oTENTik]

[One of the young boys runs through tall grass in a wooded area.]

[The two boys are looking at something in the forest their father pointed out.]

[The family is on the Petroglyph site next to the lake looking at the old carvings.]

[The youngest boy throws a rock into the lake.]

[The family is talking with the interpreter by the monument and around a plaque]

[The father and the two boys are walking on the rocks near the edge of the lake]

[The family is paddling down the Mersey River in a canoe.]

[The father is biking on a trail in a forest with the older boy in an attachment behind him.]

[The older boy is playing on a playground where he slides down a slide.]

[The family goes swimming at the beach.]

[Close up shots of his hands and feet climbing up a rock.]

[Medium shot of the boy at the top of the rock overlooking the lake. He does a fist pump.]

[The family goes into the oTENTik and the kids seem really excited]

[The older boy is laying back down in bed a closes his eyes.]

[A wide shot of an orange red sky as the sun is setting.]

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[© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Parks Canada, 2015.]

[“Canada” wordmark]

Jeremy’s Bay Campground will be closed in 2020. Learn more about these campground improvements and how you can still enjoy your visit

The yurt and three rustic cabins remain available to rent throughout the season and 2020 backcountry reservations will launch January 20. Availability of the oTENTiks will be known in the coming months.

Please note that Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a day-use facility only; however, there is camping available just across the bay at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Help protect our forests from invasive species!

Firewood regulations at Kejimkujik

In August, 2018, an invasive insect called Hemlock woolly adelgid was found in Kejimkujik at several locations including Jeremy's Bay Campground.

Hemlock woolly adelgid can be very destructive to hemlock trees, which are crucial to the ecological integrity of the park and important to the visitor experience where key facilities are located.

This invasive pest is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Parks Canada has been working closely with CFIA for detection and control measures, including a firewood importation ban. All imported firewood is prohibited and only firewood purchased in the park is permitted, with some specific exceptions.

How do firewood restrictions affect my visit?


The control of firewood importation is an important to protect the forest, reducing further spread of HWA and limiting the introduction of other invasive insects such as the Emerald ash borer recently found in New Brunswick and fire ants already present in Halifax Regional Municipality. For more information on HWA, please visit the CFIA website

Visitors who would like to have a campfire can purchase bundles ofkiln-dried kindling and wood at the park. In addition, visitors can bring commercially available heat-treated, kiln-dried firewood, fibre logs, and processed fire bricks providing they are in the original sealed packaging. Please note that lumber does not meet the criteria for treated, sealed packaging and will not be permitted for use in campfires.

Kejimkujik’s firewood will continue to be supplied by the Friends of Keji Cooperating Association, a non-profit group thatsupports park programs and services.

Visitors to the park will be required to relinquish any firewood they bring to the park that does not meet the requirements outlined above for packaged wood. When purchasing firewood in the park, visitors will receive a firewood permit at no cost. Visitors may be asked to produce this permit during their visit. Those without a valid firewood permit may have their firewood seized,fined $237.50 per incident, and may have their camping permit cancelled. 

For more information: Firewood Management