June - August

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!

July 7-8
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. For more information: Savour the Seaside

July 21-22
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.

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
Free Admission Day + Birchbark Canoe Launch

This one’s on us! What better way to say “thank you” to our visitors than to offer a free admission day? In 2018, we will offer free admission on September 15.

Kejimkujik Paddling Flotilla and launch of Birch Bark Canoes: Witness Master Craftsman, Todd Labrador and apprentices from Bear River First Nation launch two authentic Mi’kmaw-style birch bark canoes that have been 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 Kejimkujik Interpreters 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 arrival at Kedge Beach at 11 am and enjoy refreshments and help celebrate the ancient craft of birch bark canoe building at Kejimkujik.

Saturday, September 22nd
Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point

Please noteTickets are sold out for this event!

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

Please noteTickets are sold out for this event!

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! 

For more information: Savour the trail

October 5-7
Thanksgiving Weekend

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. FULL ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

2018 Special events in Mainland Nova Scotia