Facilities and services
The Visitor Centre is a good place to begin your visit. A short film introduces you to Kejimkujik, and knowledgeable staff will answer your questions or offer suggestions about what to do and see. Browse the exhibits to learn about some of the stories of this special place. Three short trails begin right outside the doors of the centre: Mill Falls, Beech Grove and Mersey Meadow. Hours of Operation Phone: 902-682-2772
Located in the Visitor Centre, the By the Mersey gift shop is operated by the Friends of Keji Cooperating Association. There you will find books about Kejimkujik, field guides, children’s books, clothes, fun stuff, souvenirs and more. This is a great place to find a gift, a warm jacket, or something to do on a rainy day. Proceeds help finance the many projects supported by the association. Hours of Operation
Equipment rentals - Whynot Adventure,The Keji Outfitters
Located at Jake’s Landing, Keji Outfitters offers:
- canoe, kayak and mountain bike rentals
- camping equipment and gear rentals, including tents, sleeping bags, stoves, mess kits, waterproof bags, barrel packs and backpacks
- daily guided 2-hour and 4-hour guided tours (by advance reservation)
- complete outfitting packages which include all canoeing and camping equipment, custom meals and snacks, entry fees, and camping permits, and
- a shuttle service for paddlers and hikers (by advance reservation). Fees vary by location.
Reservations for camping equipment, boats, bikes and guided tours should be made online at www.whynotadventure.ca.
Please note: Keji Outfitters requires all rentals and reservations to be accompanied with either a Visa or MasterCard as collateral. A waiver and release of liability document must be signed by each participant (19 years old) prior to receiving the rental equipment. Underage renters must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (this can be done in advance of arrival, online).
Canteen and Tuck ShoppeThe Merrymakedge Eatery is open 6 days/week in July and August at Merrymakedge P4 and offers hot dogs, burgers and treats from the fryer. The Tent Dwellers Library and Tuck Shoppe, located in Jeremy's Bay campground, offers ice cream, drinks and slushies. Both services are run by the Friends of Keji Co-operating Association and profits support park programs and amenities. Hours of Operation
Wireless (Wi-fi) internet access is available in the campground (near the shower building), and at the Visitor Centre. Please note that bandwidth is limited given Kejimkujik's remote location.
Camping is one of the best ways to really experience Kejimkujik. Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences: choose the one that is right for you.
There is no camping at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside. There is camping at nearby Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.
Kejimkujik has trails of varying lengths so you can explore on foot, by bike, by wheelchair, on skis, or snowshoes. Trail descriptions
Along the shores of Kejimkujik Lake there are beautiful sandy beaches in the campground and at Merrymakedge beach. All beaches at Kejimkujik are unsupervised. Map of Day-Use Areas
White sand beaches stretch along the Atlantic coastline at Kejimkujik Seaside. This beautiful beach makes for a great walk, reached by hiking a 2.2 km trail. Swimming is not recommended due to dangerous currents, strong undertows and cold water temperatures. One of the Kejimkujik Seaside’s residents is the endangered piping plover. During the April to August nesting period, part of St. Catherine’s River Beach is closed to public access.
Picnic tables and shelters
If you are looking for a spot for a picnic, Kejimkujik offers some great choices. You will find quiet dining retreats along the Mersey River at places like Mill Falls, Mersey River trailhead, or Jake's Landing. There are also pleasant shady spots right next to the river off of the main park road. Picnic shelters are located at Mill Falls or Merrymakedge (P1).
If you are out for a paddle there are picnic sites with tables and privies at Luxie Cove and Nancy Cove on Kejimkujik Lake. These picnic sites do not have fireplaces so you will have to bring a portable stove if you wish to cook food.
At Kejimkujik Seaside, there are sheltered picnic tables near the trailhead. You may also stop to eat along the trail or on the beach; just remember to pack out everything you bring in with you. No open fires are permitted at the Seaside, so if you wish to cook a meal you will need to bring a portable stove. Learn more about Leave No Trace principles.
NEW! The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic is available to pick up on your way to Kejimkujik and Kejimkujik Seaside!
Adjacent to the parking area, at the trailhead, you will find wheelchair accessible washroom facilities, a pay phone, a trail map, and around the corner, a picnic shelter. Two beautiful hiking trails allow you to further explore Kejimkujik Seaside. There are pit privies at Harbour Rocks.
Due to its small size and sensitive habitats, the Seaside is a day-use park so camping and open fires are not permitted. There is camping at nearby Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.