We're making infrastructure improvements to Kejimkujik!
To learn more, go to: What to know before you visit

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For general information on how to stay safe and a list of the 10 essential items you should bring when enjoying the outdoors visit www.adventuresmart.ca.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, see the topics below.

*As of November 1st, the majority of facilities, roads and trails are not maintained. Parks Canada does not provide emergency services or safety patrols, and visitors must be self-sufficient in dealing with any emergency that may occur. By choosing to enter the park, visitors assume all legal and actual risks absolutely.

Learn more about the areas and services that are accessible during winter. 

Weather conditions

Weather, cold-related emergencies, ice safety, and heat-related emergencies

Current weather at Kejimkujik


Ticks, insects, poison ivy, coyotes, bears... You will not be alone in the wilderness

Drinking water

Tap water in Kejimkujik is tested regularly. However, if you are heading out to hike or paddle for the day, or planning a trip in the backcountry, you should carry water with you, or be prepared to purify any water which you take out of lakes, streams, or springs in Kejimkujik.

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Remember these points to ensure that you have a safe visit and to protect the wildlife at the Seaside...

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Cellular phones

A cellular phone can be valuable for emergency use in Kejimkujik; however, you should never rely on using one. Cellular service in Keji will vary depending on your phone, your service provider, and your location. 

Pay phones

Pay phones are available at the Visitor Centre, throughout the campground, at Jake’s Landing and the Merrymakedge Beach Area.

Emergency Numbers

Police, Fire, Ambulance
(emergency only) 911
(902) 298-0668
Wildlife incidents/Wildfires
Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal, NS
(902) 532-2381
Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, NS
(902) 354-3436
South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, NS
(902) 543-3603