“Dark as Keji” Twilight Party
Join Parks Canada, Boxing Rock, Mars Heritage Chocolate, and the Friends of Keji for a special evening at Merrymakedge Beach. Let’s celebrate the launch of another great season at Keji with songs, stories, and FREE samples of Dark as Keji Black IPA and Heritage Chocolate.
Dark as Keji Black IPA (and lemonade) tasting
Taste a sample of Boxing Rock Brewing Company’s Dark as Keji Black IPA – a brew as dark as Keji’s night sky. Lemonade also available from the Friends of Keji.
Heritage Chocolate History and Demonstration (and tasting!)
Join Ambassadors from the Heritage Chocolate division of Mars and taste a sample of heritage chocolate, similar to what early Canadian settlers would have enjoyed.
Dark as Keji Songs and Stories
Ashley will sing catchy tunes about creatures that come out at night and Ursula will tell incredible stories of Mi’kmaw sky lore and awaken your senses, complete with goose bumps and gasps. Then watch the quarter moon float over Keji Lake and the stars will start to make an appearance in some of the darkest skies in North America.
Bonus: from 7:30-8:30pm the Birch Bark Canoe Building Shop will be open at the far side of Merrymakedge Beach with Master Craftsman, Todd Labrador, on-site to talk about building birch bark canoes at Keji this summer.
**Parking is available in P4, P3, and P2 at Merrymakedge.**
**Bring a camp chair or a blanket and a mug for lemonade.**
Tour de Keji Omnium
Voted the 2017 "Race of the Year" by Bicycle Nova Scotia, the 2018 Tour de Keji will once again bring the top cyclists from all over Atlantic Canada to Kejimkujik for two days of fast-paced action on the Park's paved roads. Organized by Roadents Competitive Cycling, the omnium features an aerodynamic individual time trial, a high-energy circuit race, and a colourful mass-start road race. Competitors, volunteers and spectators of all ages are invited to attend. Kids with bikes can partake with a special race just for them. Plan a weekend adventure - bring your camping equipment or try one of Keji's roofed accommodations including oTENTik's, rustic cabins and yurt. For race details visit the Roadents website.
Thursday, June 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Drop-in to the Merrymakedge area between 11am and 2pm for a variety of on-site activities and demonstrations, such as traditional birch bark canoe building, medicinal tea and bread tasting, survival skills demonstrations, and more. School groups welcome, call (902) 682-3263 to book your school visit.
Sunday, July 1
Canada Day Celebrations - FREE ENTRY
Come celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday at Kejimkujik, FREE ADMISSION and FREE CUPCAKES - Official launch of the Friends of Keji Photo Contest, and the Interpretation Programs for visitors of all ages!
Parks Canada Bioblitz
Come for a Bioblitz at Keji! Team up with scientists and experts to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time and record your observations. Drop-in activities will be offered, however advance registration by July 5th will secure your spot. Best suited to individuals or families with children over 10 years of age. Saturday’s event takes place in Kejimkujik inland and Sunday’s event takes place at Kejimkujik Seaside. Register at the Visitor Centre or call 902-298-0486.
Saturday, July 21
Savour the Seaside at Kejimkujik Seaside
2018 is a special year for Kejimkujik Seaside (Hwy 103, Exit 22, 1188 St. Catherine’s River Rd, Port Joli NS B0T 1S0). Thirty years ago, this important ecosystem was designated part of Kejimkujik National Park to provide protection for the unique coastal attributes of the region. To mark the occasion, we’ve invited the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé and his team, to cook up an unforgettable and delectable feast! Join us for an afternoon at Harbour Rocks Beach and learn why this place is so important while you enjoy traditional Nova Scotian fare. Stay late with us and savour a delectable full course meal by reserving a seat at our beach side table. More details to follow online.
Learn-to Camp Weekend
Never camped before but curious about this truly Canadian tradition? The Learn-to Camp program will introduce you and your family to the basics of camping, from packing to tenting and campfire cooking. Over the course of the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities offered in Kejimkujik! Learn-to Camp is presented in partnership with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and our friends, ‘A for Adventure’. Cost $44 per adult, $22 per child (6-16) and free for 5 years and under (tax included). Registration begins May 11th, call 1-844-365-2646. Reserve early; space is limited. For more information visit: Learn-to Camp.
Saturday, August 4
Kejimkujik’s 49th Birthday Party
Join us in Jeremy’s Bay Campground in celebration of this momentous occasion for a slew of fun activities including a Bicycle Poker Rally, the Keji birthday noise parade, cupcakes and lemonade, a group campfire, star-gazing and more! Campers and visitors are invited to participate. More details to come.
August 17 - 19
Dark Sky Weekend
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).
Saturday, September 15th
Best of Summer - FREE ENTRY
Parks Canada is pleased to waive entry fees for this special day. Participate in the “Best of Summer” activities and enjoy the last of the summer sun. More details to come!
Saturday, September 22nd
Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point
Take a hike out to Peter Point to reveal a beautiful sunset and watch as the moon and stars take the stage in one of the darkest spots in Keji. The perfect place to enjoy beer tasting and food pairing offered by Boxing Rock Brewing Co. (19 and over only). To enhance the experience knowledgeable RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) volunteers and Keji guides will be on hand to entertain and educate. Tickets available May 18th, $22 per person (tax included). Tickets are limited, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. Call (902) 682-2772 to register.
September 22 - 23
Keji Multisport Festival: Women’s Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay
Capture the magic of endurance sport in lush forests, meandering rivers and a rich cultural landscape. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun. Events will include a day of triathlon racing in 2 distances, and skills workshops in other complimentary outdoor pursuits open to female 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.
For more information and to register visit: Keji Multisport.
Saturday September 29
Savour the Trail
Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Keji. 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 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. Mark your calendar now - more details to come.
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.