Parks Canada is pleased to offer a selection of educational programs at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site that will suit the interests and curriculum needs of all school grade levels. These programs showcase the very best Parks Canada has to offer – telling stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

Self-guided programs

For school groups looking to do something on their own, at their own pace, with no guides, we offer the following programs at no cost (entry is free for youth 17 and under).

Suitable for students of all ages. Teachers and chaperones accompanying the groups are free.

Be captivated by the woods and waterways that have been travelled by the Mi’kmaq for thousands of years.

1. Xplore with Parks Canada Xplorers booklets – recommended for ages 6-12.

School groups can complete several mini-quest activities and get a special Kejimkujik souvenir!

Ask at the Visitor Centre for your free Xplorers booklets (one per student).

Complete at least 4 activities in the booklet to become an official Kejimkujik Xplorer and receive a certificate and special limited edition souvenir.

2. Hike some trails – recommended for age 8+ 

Hiking is one of the most popular activities at Kejijkujik. Trails at the main park and at Kejimkujik Seaside will lead your group through an incredible variety of habitats and scenery to places of cultural and historical significance.

Trails are of varying lengths so everyone can have the opportunity to explore.

Ensure you bring the trail map and that everyone in your group stays together and stays on the trails.

Please do not pick the plants or take any natural objects from the forest or waterways.

Trails at Kejimkujik

3. Rent canoes from Whynot Adventure, The Keji Outfitters, and explore the Mersey River – recommended for age 10+

Equipment rentals are available online from Whynot Adventure, the Keji Outfitters. Reservations must be made online in advance. Pick up your rental at Jake’s Landing.

If you would like to make a reservation less than 48 hours from your arrival, please call 902-682-2282.

4. Pack a picnic and play educational nature games! – recommended for all ages.

Merrymakedge Beach

The best picnic area and playground for school groups is located near Merrymakedge Beach at Merrymakedge P1. There are great views, a large grassy picnic area, playground, picnic shelter and flush toilet.

You can drive to this location and it is also accessible from the walking/biking trail that connects the campground to Merrymakedge Beach.

Here are some great ‘Parks Canada approved’ activities you can do with your group.

5. Camp in the group campground and stay overnight – recommended for age 12+

Jim Charles Point Group Campground

Jim Charles Point Group Campground is available for youth and family groups. Minimum group size is 8 with a capacity of 80. This is a tenting-only facility.

Dark-sky kits

Spend your evening exploring the stars, galaxies, and constellations with our self-discovery Dark-sky kits. Kits are available to rent throughout the season, from June to October. Please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Each kit includes: 

  • Binoculars (Celestron 8X42 mm)
  • Star finder
  • Red light
  • Activities for children
  • Stargazing references

Rental cost: $5 per day

Enhanced programs (guided)

Spring reservations for guided programs are now closed.

Fall reservations will open on August 15, 2022. Please check back for updates.