Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly.

Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be managed will be available for visitation. We are asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe travel restrictions, respect closures, follow the guidance of public health experts, and to make every effort to keep one another safe.

Opening details will differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Parks Canada and COVID-19 (updated May 27, 2020)

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.

Being outdoors and in nature brings a number of health and wellness benefits., It is important that people have access to natural spaces where they can go to get exercise and fresh air in settings that facilitate physical distancing.

On June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will begin a safe, gradual opening of some outdoor locations in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

This means:

  • Starting June 1, visitors will be permitted to access some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations. Until then, all suspensions of visitor services and closures of facilities announced in March remain in place.
  • For their own safety, visitors should not try to access locations that are closed.
  • All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events will be prohibited until further notice. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

Important information about your visit to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

What’s open on June 1 (updated June 1, 2020)

Kejimkujik Inland

  • Road network including the Main Parkway, Eel Weir Road, and Big Dam Road
  • Limited hiking front country trails and their parking lots:
    • Mill Falls (linear)
    • Hemlocks and Hardwoods (loop)
    • Farmlands (loop)
    • Rogers Brook (loop)
    • Grafton Woods (loop)
    • Snake Lake (loop)
  • Limited multi-use trails and their parking lots:
    • Peter Point (linear)
    • Mersey River to the Slapfoot/Jakes Landing connector (linear)
    • Jakes Landing to Merrymakedge (linear)
  • Front country waterways for canoeing and kayaking
  • Day use areas including Mill Falls, Eel Weir, Jakes Landing, and Merrymakedge. (All shelters, playgrounds, washrooms, and change rooms in these areas remain closed until further notice).
  • Pit privies located in front country day use areas: Merrymakedge, Jakes Landing, Big Dam, Mersey River Trail, and P4.  (Indoor washroom services remain closed).
  • Recreational fishing with a national park permit (purchased in advance at participating third party locations only). Motor boats are permitted in front country water; regular restrictions apply. Permits are not for sale in the park, but are available for sale at these locations:
    • Lequille Country Store (Lequille)
    • MacPherson's Tackle Shop (Liverpool)
    • Woods Wise Outfitters (Bridgewater)
    • Mary Lake Home Hardware (Caledonia).
What’s closed (updated June 1, 2020)

Kejimkujik Inland

  • Jeremy’s Bay Campground is closed for the entire 2020 season as part of a major project to replace all washrooms and utilities.
  • All other camping facilities (backcountry and diversified accommodations outside of Jeremy’s Bay Campground) will remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended.
  • Picnic shelters, Merrymakedge canteen, change rooms, playgrounds remain closed.
  • Indoor washroom services remain closed.
  • Visitor Centre is closed.
  • Recreational fishing permits are not for sale in the park. Permits for sale by these third party operators only:
    • Lequille Country Store (Lequille)
    • MacPherson's Tackle Shop (Liverpool)
    • Woods Wise Outfitters (Bridgewater)
    • Mary Lake Home Hardware (Caledonia).

Kejimkujik Seaside

  • Remains closed for the proper management of the site and to ensure visitor safety, due to increased black bear activity. The Seaside is closed when black bear activity does not allow for safe access.
  • St. Catherines Beach is closed for piping plover nesting.
  • Port Joli Head Trail remains closed from post-tropical storm Dorian damage.
  • Parking and washrooms are closed.
Your safety when visiting

Anyone exploring the national park is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards found in the park.

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