Guides are your key to Kejimkujik

Kejimkujik guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for this spectacular place. Get swept away on one of the many adventures they have prepared for you. These programs are planned to appeal to visitors of all ages.

October 11-13 - Thanksgiving weekend

Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13

See Thanksgiving weekend activities and details here. 

 

Summer 2019 schedule

 

2019 Summer Activity Schedule

Reservation is required unless otherwise stated.

To make a reservation:
May-October
Register in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 902-682-2772 or by emailing kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca
January-May
Register by calling 902-682-2770 or by emailing kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca

Summer Programs July 1 – August 31, 2019

Monday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm (drop in) Exploring Aquatic Insects
Visit us at the beach and check out some amazing aquatic insects. Learn how these interesting creatures keep life rolling on the river. It’s your chance to take a closer look at a tiny world that you may not have known existed!
Program free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages, family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge Beach – Look for the Parks Canada guide in uniform.

9:30 pm (July) /9 pm (August) Keji Campfire Theatre
"A Cauldron's Song"
9:30 pm in July; 9 pm in August. Location: Jeremy’s Bay Campground – Campfire Circle (P2 parking lot). Please bring a mug!

Tuesday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm Mi'kmaw Encampment - Wejisqalia’ti’k
Cultivate your connection with the teachings that nature offers while a Cultural Interpreter shares their unique skills and knowledge of this land.
Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

10 pm (July) / 9:30 pm (August) Beauty and Magic in the Dark Sky Telescope Program
An intimate experience exploring Kejimkujik's dark skies with park guides and our telescope in Nova Scotia's only Dark Sky Preserve at Jeremy's Bay Campground Sky Circle.
Starts at 10 pm in July, 9:30 pm in August. $4.90/person. All ages. Max. 30 people.

Wednesday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm Mi'kmaw Encampment - Wejisqalia’ti’k
Cultivate your connection with the teachings that nature offers while a Cultural Interpreter shares their unique skills and knowledge of this land. Each of these programs is slightly different, depending on the Mi’kmaw guide.
Starts at 2 pm. Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly.
Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

6 pm to 7:30 pm Mersey Stillwater Paddle
Slow down, sip some tea and enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters of the Mersey River and listen to captivating stories.
Bilingual program. $14.70/person plus entry fee. Paddles and PFDs provided. Paddle departs from, and returns to, the Visitor Centre. Ages 8 and up. Visitors 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 8 paddlers.

9 pm (July) / 8:30 pm (August) Wild Ride – Night Bike Tour
Slip away into the darkness and immerse yourself in the movement of cycling through the night life of Keji. This excursion offers unparalleled night sky views and chance encounters with night creatures. Stops along the way awaken the senses while snacks provide you with energy to fuel your journey back to our beginning.
Starts at 9 pm in July, 8:30 pm in August. $14.70/person plus entry fee. Not recommended for children under 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 12 cyclists. 2 hour program. Departs and returns to Jeremy’s Bay Campground (P2/Amphitheatre). Bring your own bicycle and helmet. You must wear your helmet during this program. All other safety equipment will be provided.

Thursday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm (drop in) Exploring Aquatic Insects
Visit us at the beach and check out some amazing aquatic insects. Learn how these interesting creatures keep life rolling on the river. It’s your chance to take a closer look at a tiny world that you may not have known existed! *Bilingual program
Program free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages, family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge Beach – Look for the Parks Canada guide in uniform.

2 pm to 4 pm (drop in) Traditional Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Building Demonstration
Witness the ancient craft of birch bark canoe-building in person with Todd Labrador and his apprentices. Public demonstrations offer a ‘drop-in’ authentic Mi’kmaw cultural experience, complete with beautiful views of Kejimkujik Lake.
Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages. Location: Merrymakedge Beach, Canoe-Building Shop. See link for dates offered.

7 pm to 9 pm  Pulling Water – Big Canoe Paddle
Propel our 38 foot Mi’kmaw canoe through the moody and magical waters of Kejimkujik Lake. Discover a natural and cultural landscape full of big challenges, and big rewards.
2-hour program. $4.90/person plus entry fee. Paddles and PFDs provided. Paddle departs from, and returns to, Jake's Landing. Ages 8 and up. Visitors 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 18 paddlers.

9:30 pm (July) /9 pm (August) Keji Campfire Theatre
"Meet Me Under The Pine - Tales of Time"
9:30 pm in July; 9 pm in August. Location: Jeremy’s Bay Campground – Campfire Circle (P2 parking lot). Please bring a mug!

Friday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm Mi'kmaw Encampment - Wejisqalia’ti’k
Cultivate your connection with the teachings that nature offers while a Cultural Interpreter shares their unique skills and knowledge of this land. Each of these programs is slightly different, depending on the Mi’kmaw guide.
Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

2 pm to 4 pm (drop in) Traditional Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Building Demonstration
Witness the ancient craft of birch bark canoe-building in person with Todd Labrador and his apprentices. Public demonstrations offer a ‘drop-in’ authentic Mi’kmaw cultural experience, complete with beautiful views of Kejimkujik Lake.
Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages. Location: Merrymakedge Beach, Canoe-Building Shop. See link for dates offered.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Mersey Stillwater Paddle
Slow down, sip some tea and enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters of the Mersey River and listen to captivating stories.
Bilingual program. $14.70/person plus entry fee. Paddles and PFDs provided. Ages 8 and up. Visitors 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 8 paddlers.

9 pm (July) /8:30 pm (August) Elapultiek by shalan joudry: An outdoor theatre production
Elapultiek by Fire, written by shalan joudry, is a unique artistic experience about reconciliation, relationships and trust. Presented around the campfire circle, the play focuses on the growing relationship between an indigenous and non-indigenous biologist as they conduct a nightly wildlife count.
Starts at 9 pm in July, 8:30 pm in August, 8 pm in September. 75-minute play. $4.90/person plus entry fee. Not recommended for children under 8. Location: Jeremy’s Bay Campground – Campfire Circle (P2 parking lot).

10 pm (July) / 9:30 pm (August) Beauty and Magic in the Dark Sky Telescope Program
An intimate experience exploring Kejimkujik's dark skies with park guides and our telescope in Nova Scotia's only Dark Sky Preserve at Jeremy's Bay Campground Sky Circle.
Starts at 10 pm in July, 9:30 pm in August. $4.90/person. All ages.

Saturday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you must register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3 pm Mi'kmaw Encampment - Wejisqalia’ti’k
Cultivate your connection with the teachings that nature offers while a Cultural Interpreter shares their unique skills and knowledge of this land. Each of these programs is slightly different, depending on the Mi’kmaw guide.
Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family-friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

2 pm to 4 pm (drop in) Traditional Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Building Demonstration
Witness the ancient craft of birch bark canoe-building in person with Todd Labrador and his apprentices. Public demonstrations offer a ‘drop-in’ authentic Mi’kmaw cultural experience, complete with beautiful views of Kejimkujik Lake.
Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages. Location: Merrymakedge Beach, Canoe-Building Shop. See link for dates offered.

10 pm (July) / 9:30 pm (August) Mi’kmaq Storytelling: A Dark Sky Cultural Experience
Experience Mi’kmaw dark sky lore on a starlit sandy beach with a Parks Canada cultural guide. Awaken your senses under the night sky, complete with goose bumps and gasps.
Starts at 10 pm in July, 9:30 pm in August. Free with entry fee. All ages, family-friendly. 1 hour program. No registration required. Location: Merrymakedge Beach. **Program cancelled August 31. Sorry for any inconvenience**

Evening - times vary Savour the Adventures
Raise your game and raise your glass to Kejimkujik’s wilderness. These savoury wilderness adventures and offer you exclusive experiences that take you farther into the heart of this place. Routes and destinations, paired with food and alcohol, have been selected to inspire, transform, and rejuvenate you. Choose the adventure that appeals to you or sign up for all three for a deeper and more unique glimpse into the essence of Kejimkujik. Adults age 19 and over. $22/person plus entry fee.

Sunday

10:30 am to noon Petroglyph Tour
Follow your guide in the footsteps of history. Tour the petroglyphs where ancient stone carvings portray a vivid picture of the Mi’kmaw way of life.
Offered in English. 90-minute program. Free with entry fee, but you MUST register. Location: Merrymakedge (P1 parking area). Strict limit of no more than 20 people/tour. Not recommended for infants and toddlers.

2 pm to 3:30 pm Mersey Stillwater Paddle
Slow down, sip some tea and enjoy the tranquility as you dip your paddle into the still waters of the Mersey River and listen to captivating stories.
Bilingual program. $14.70/person plus entry fee. Paddles and PFDs provided. Paddle departs from, and returns to, the Visitor Centre. Ages 8 and up. Visitors 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 8 paddlers.

2 pm to 4 pm (drop in) Traditional Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Building Demonstration
Witness the ancient craft of birch bark canoe-building in person with Todd Labrador and his apprentices. Public demonstrations offer a ‘drop-in’ authentic Mi’kmaw cultural experience, complete with beautiful views of Kejimkujik Lake.
Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages. Location: Merrymakedge Beach, Canoe-Building Shop. See link for dates offered.

9:30 pm (July) /9 pm (August) Spirits of the Settlers Evening Theatre Hike
Take part in a journey along an ancient glacial hill to the site of an old farm. The night will reveal the story of the Rogers family, newcomers to an ancient land.
Starts at 9:30 pm in July, 9 pm in August. $14.70/person plus entry fee. 90-minute program. Not recommended for children under 10. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 20 participants. Departs from the trailhead at Farmlands. (Farmlands trail is #6 on Kejimkujik map).