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.