Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site protects 426 square kilometres of diverse habitat within Nova Scotia’s South Shore Region—two distinct and separate natural regions given cultural context by longstanding Aboriginal heritage.

The largest region, also a Dark Sky Preserve, stewards 404 square kilometres of inland freshwater habitat—lakes, rivers, bogs and floodplains—and mixed Acadian woodland home to 178 species of birds as well as plentiful mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Kejimkujik Seaside, 93 kilometres away on the Atlantic coast, is the park’s 22 square kilometre oceanside region. Here, colourful coastal barrens lead to bogs of pitcher plants and sundew and on to rugged capes, cobblestones, white-sand beaches and rocky islets spotted with seals.

Adding to its natural heritage, Kejimkujik also tells a human story. Mi’kmaw traditions come alive through petroglyphs, heritage artefacts and First Nations interpreters who illuminate the landscape and sky-scape with folklore four millennia deep.

Experience Kejimkujik


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[Low angle of the interior of a car looking out onto blue skies and trees lining the road.]

[Title: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site]

[Shots showing the side of the road and the trees flying by.]

[A shot from the back seat of a guy in the front seat blowing bubbles out the window.]

[Shots of the passengers of the car having a good time.]

[Two teen girls paddle a canoe on a sunny day.]

[Three teens run from the beach into the water and start splashing around.]

[A girl jumps on a guys back and he throws her off.]

[The teens are splashing each other in the water.]

[The girl is thrown slow motion into the water.]

[Two of the teen girls go biking on a trail in the woods.]

[The teens now enter a cabin through one door, drop all of their stuff and keep walking through another door.]

[Scenes of the teens sitting around the fire laughing.]

[The teens are back in the cabin and start playing limbo and laughing.]

[A night time scene of a fire flickering]

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[© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Parks Canada, 2015.]

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