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.

Club Keji

Get rewarded for attending our guided activities! Ask at the Visitor Centre for your free booklet.

2019 Summer Activity Schedule: July and August

Please note: Registration is required unless otherwise stated. 

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

 


MONDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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!
Runs from 2-4PM (Drop in any time). 2 hour bilingual program. Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages, family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge Beach – Look for the Parks Canada guide in uniform.


TUESDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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 2PM. Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

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 10PM in July, 9:30PM in August. $4.90/person. All ages. Max. 30 people.


WEDNESDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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 2PM. Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

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.
Starts at 6PM. 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. 

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 9PM in July, 8:30PM 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).
Note: 
Bring your own bicycle and helmet. You MUST wear your helmet during this program. All other safety equipment will be provided.


THURSDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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!
Runs from 2-4PM (Drop in any time). 2 hour bilingual program. Free with entry fee. No registration required. All ages, family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge Beach – Look for the Parks Canada guide in uniform.

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.  
Starts at 7PM. 2 hour program. $4.90/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. Maximum 18 paddlers. 


FRIDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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.
Starts at 2PM. English 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. 

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 2PM. Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

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 10PM in July, 9:30PM in August. $4.90/person

Elapultiek by shalan joudry: An outdoor theatre production
Elapultiek by Fire, written by shalan jourdry, 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. Produced by Ken Schwartz of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre.
Runs from July 5 to September 6. Starts at 9PM in July, 8:30PM in August, 8PM in September. 75 minute play. $4.90/person plus entry fee. Not recommended for children under 8. Maximum 100 attendees. Location: Jeremy’s Bay Campground – Campfire Circle (P2 parking lot). 


SATURDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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 2PM. Free with entry fee. All ages. No registration required. Family friendly. Location: Merrymakedge, Mi’kmaw Encampment Site (P2 parking area).

Mi’kmaq Storytelling: A Dark Sky Cultural Experience
Experience Mi’kmaw dark sky lore on a starlit sandy beach with Parks Canada cultural guide Ursula Johnson. Awaken your senses under the night sky, complete with goose bumps and gasps.
Starts at 10PM in July, 9:30PM in August. Free with entry fee. All ages, family friendly. 1 hour program. No registration required. Location: Merrymakedge Beach. 
Note: Arrive early to watch the sunset and find a seat on a bench or picnic table. Limited seating. Bring a blanket or camp chair. ONLY red lights are permitted. As you arrive to the beach, please refrain from using regular flash lights and head lamps as they disrupt night vision. Pets are permitted if they are quiet, leashed, and under control.


SUNDAYS

Petroglyph Tours
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.
Starts at 10:30AM. 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.

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.
Starts at 2PM. English 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.

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 9:30PM in July, 9PM 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).