Firewood regulations at Kejimkujik
Changes to firewood regulations: Kejimkujik introduced a firewood importation ban in 2018.
All imported firewood is prohibited and only firewood purchased in the park is permitted, with some specific exceptions.
How do firewood restrictions affect my visit?
Visitors who would like to have a campfire can
- purchase bundles of kiln-dried kindling and wood at the park,
- bring commercially available heat-treated kiln-dried firewood, fibre logs, and processed fire bricks in the original sealed packaging.
Please note that lumber does not meet the criteria and will not be permitted for use in campfires.
Visitors to the park will be required to relinquish any firewood they bring to the park that does not meet the requirements outlined above for packaged wood.
Purchasing firewood in the park
Kejimkujik’s firewood will continue to be supplied by the Friends of Keji Cooperating Association, a non-profit group that supports park programs and services.
When purchasing firewood in the park, visitors will receive a firewood permit at no cost. Visitors may be asked to produce this permit during their visit. Those without a valid firewood permit may have their firewood seized, fined $237.50 per incident, and may have their camping permit cancelled.
For more information: Firewood Management
Help protect our forests from invasive species!
In August, 2018, an invasive insect called Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was found in Kejimkujik at several locations including Jeremy's Bay Campground.
Hemlock woolly adelgid can be very destructive to hemlock trees, which are crucial to the ecological integrity of the park and important to the visitor experience where key facilities are located.
This invasive pest is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Parks Canada has been working closely with CFIA for detection and control measures, including a firewood importation ban. All imported firewood is prohibited and only firewood purchased in the park is permitted, with some specific exceptions.
The control of firewood importation is an important to protect the forest, reducing further spread of HWA and limiting the introduction of other invasive insects such as the Emerald ash borer recently found in New Brunswick and fire ants already present in Halifax Regional Municipality.
For more information on HWA, please visit the CFIA website