COVID-19 and your visit to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Kejimkujik Inland and Kejimkujik Seaside
What’s open (updated November 20, 2020)
- Hiking, biking, picnicking, and stargazing.
- Snowshoeing and skiing (weather permitting).
- Hiking trails (more information).
- Biking trails (more information).
- Please note: The floating bridges at Beech Grove and Jake’s Landing have been removed for winter.
- Main Parkway (paved road).
- Gates at Big Dam road and Eel Weir road are locked until spring.
- Day use areas (Mill Falls, Jake's Landing, and Merrymakedge), winter road conditions permitting.
- Pit privies: Mill Falls, Big Dam, Jake's Landing, Mersey River Trail, Merrymakedge P1, and Merrymakedge P4.
- Mill Falls picnic shelter.
- Playgrounds (Merrymakedge P1 and Merrymakedge Beach). Please note outdoor surfaces are not sanitized.
- Parking lots.
- Harbour Rocks trail (map and trail descriptions).
- St. Catherines River Beach.
- Pit privies.
What’s closed (updated November 20, 2020)
- Visitor centre.
- All washrooms.
- Merrymakedge P1 picnic shelter.
- Jeremy’s Bay Campground and Jim Charles Point are closed for the entire 2020 season as part of a major project to replace all washrooms and utilities. Learn more about these campground improvements.
- All camping, including backcountry camping.
- All roofed accommodations (oTENTik, rustic cabins, yurt).
- Trails: Slapfoot and Gold Mines.
- Whynot Adventure equipment rentals at Jake’s Landing.
- Merrymakedge canteen.
- Port Joli Head Trail remains closed from post-tropical storm Dorian damage.
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.
- Follow public health authorities’ guidance for your area, including travel advisories.
- Plan ahead, prepare, and adjust your plans.
- Respect closures and restrictions.
- Avoid popular destinations and high use places and times.
- This is a great time to explore natural and cultural treasures close to home.
- Practice physical distancing and hygiene rules during the COVID-19 pandemic while visiting Parks Canada places.
- Be respectful of others. Keep prescribed distance while lining up and respect the facility’s maximum use capacity.
- Bring hygiene supplies, water, provisions and equipment as some facilities may be closed.
- Carry disinfectant, wipes, and toilet paper.
- Cover picnic tables.
- Avoid touching hard surfaces.
Hiking and biking etiquette
- Be kind and considerate of others.
- Respect closures and restrictions.
- Pack in and pack out. Keep our places clean, pick up your litter and dispose of it by using appropriate garbage containers or take your waste home.
- Yield to oncoming users where space is narrow.
- Let others move out of bridges, platforms, and other narrow spaces before entering.
- Step off trails to let others pass where possible. But please try to avoid stepping on vegetation and stay on trails unless letting others pass.
- Slow down on trails. Speed increases user conflicts and risks of injuries.
- Adjust your distance from others based on their speed to maintain physical distancing.
- Let others know of your intention to pass. Signal others using your voice or a bell.
- Please be cautious and avoid risky activities.