Kejimkujik is a great destination (weather permitting) for fall and winter hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, geocaching, or stargazing.

As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik will be very different from your summer experience. See a complete list of what is open and closed

Emergencies

Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to have to wait for help to arrive. Emergency response may be extremely delayed due to COVID–19.

Be prepared

You are responsible for your own safety. Be prepared for changing weather conditions, be aware of hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.

Current advisories, warnings, and closures Visitor safety  Prepare for your activity with AdventureSmart

Please note that flooding conditions currently exist in many areas of the park, particularly near the Mersey River and Kejimkujik Lake. For example, parts of Mill Falls trail, Mersey River trail, and Ukme’k trail are all currently impassable.

Seasonal activities

Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and geocaching

Note that trails are not maintained or patrolled at this time of year.

You may encounter washed out or flooded sections and/or downed trees.

For more information about specific trails, please visit the hiking page or the biking page.

Visit the geocaching page for more information about geocaching.

Fishing

A Kejimkujik National Park fishing license is required for fishing.

More details about licenses and regulations.

Paddling

When paddling at this time of year, keep in mind the following seasonal hazards:

  • cold water, near-zero air temperatures and strong winds (risk of hypothermia)
  • higher than normal water levels and strong currents on the rivers

Note that navigational aids may not be fully in place yet (e.g. buoys, portage markers, etc.)

Picnicking

The Mill Falls picnic shelter is available for day use. All other shelters are closed.

To contain the spread of invasive pests, bringing in firewood or kindling from outside of Kejimkujik is prohibited.

There is no electricity in the shelter.

Stargazing

Experience the star-studded beauty of Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve! While evening visits are welcome, camping and overnight stays are not permitted until spring 2022.

Merrymakedge Beach provides a stunning view of southern skies.

Walk or bike to the Sky Circle.

When roads are icy or snow covered, park at the Visitor Centre and enjoy the big sky overhead.

Camping is not permitted

While evening visits are welcome, camping and overnight stays are not permitted until spring 2022. Camping, including backcountry and roofed accommodations, are only available from May to October.

Jeremy’s Bay Campground is closed to vehicles but open for hiking and biking.


Facilities

Most facilities and services are closed at this time of year. See a complete list of what is open and closed

Seasonal closures

The Visitor Centre building is closed.

The floating bridge at Jake’s Landing is removed from mid-October until spring.

Pit privies

All washrooms are closed until May 20, 2022.

Pit privies are available at Mill Falls, Big Dam, the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot, Jake’s Landing, Kedge Beach, Merrymakedge P1, and Merrymakedge P4.

Not all of these privies are serviced in winter, so please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.


Map

This map shows the services and facilities at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

The new Mill Falls Bridge connects the Mill Falls Trail, the Beech Grove Trail, and the Ukme’k Trail.

This map shows the services and facilities at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in fall, winter, and spring.

Legend

Information  Visitor Centre (closed)

Parking  Parking

Outhouse  Outhouse

Picnic Shelter  Picnic shelter

Pedestrian bridge  Pedestrian bridge

Ski trail  Ski trail

Unmaintained trail  Unmaintained trail

Plowed road  Plowed road

Unmaintained road  Unmaintained road

Kejimkujik boundary  Kejimkujik boundary

Distance one way (km)  Distance one way (km)

Bridge  Pedestrian bridge (new!)


More information

Email:

kejimkujik@pc.gc.ca

Telephone:

902-682-2770, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm