Temporary Closure: Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Issued: October 15, 2021

Ends: April 14, 2022

Issued: October 15, 2021

Parks Canada is closing Kejimkujik National Park Seaside to visitors effective Wednesday, October 20, 2021, while infrastructure repairs are completed.

What work is happening?

In 2019, Hurricane Dorian caused substantial damage to Kejimkujik infrastructure, extensive trail washouts and coastal erosion at Kejimkujik Seaside. Parks Canada was able to secure funding to address damaged infrastructure and design for climate change resiliency. The new trail is designed to be more robust to washout and erosion and will be routed away from areas vulnerable to coastal erosion.

Why does the whole site have to be closed?

The entire site is closed for visitor safety, including the parking lot and trailhead washrooms. The space is needed to provide adequate access and staging for construction. Materials will be delivered, stored, and moved on-site. Access is restricted to this construction site. Visitors are asked to respect barriers and signage, and to be aware of heavy equipment travelling in the area.

How long will the site be closed?

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside will be closed to visitors until further notice. The trail work is expected to be complete for the 2022 visitor season. Parks Canada will provide updates to this timeline as they are available.

Parks Canada thanks visitors and neighbours for their patience as we work to protect resources and make visitor infrastructure improvements at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park.