Enjoy a variety of facilities and services during your visit to Kejimkujik and Kejimkujik Seaside, including new accessible and inclusive washroom and shower facilities located in Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Availability changes by season.

 

Kejimkujik (inland)

Map of Kejimkujik (Inland)
Map of Jeremy's Bay campground

This map shows the facilities and services available in the three loops of Jeremy's Bay Campground (Meadow Loop, Slapfoot Loop, and Jim Charles Loop) and Jim Charles Point.

Information Visitor Centre
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021
9 am to 5 pm

Phone:

902-682-2772

Things to do:

Begin your visit at the Visitor Centre!

  • Talk with staff about what to see and do.
  • Find a special keepsake at the Mersey Gift Shop, operated by the Friends of Keji.
  • Explore two short trails that begin right outside the doors: Mill Falls and Beech Grove that lead to the Ukme'k trail. More information.
Accessibility:

Features include:

  • Wheel-chair accessible parking lot.
  • Paved and level path from parking lot to Visitor Centre doors.
  • Button-operated exterior doors to Visitor Centre.
  • Wheel-chair accessible male and female washrooms with hand rails, button-operated doors, and motion-sensor lights. 
  • Wheel-chair accessible water fountains in each washroom.
Parking Parking
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Accessibility:

Wheel-chair accessible parking lot.

Outhouse Pit privies (outhouses)
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Pit privies (outhouses):

Located at:

  • Mill Falls
  • Big Dam
  • the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot
  • Jake’s Landing
  • Merrymakedge P1
  • Merrymakedge P4
Accessible pit privies (outhouses):

Wheelchair-accessible pit privies located at:

  • Mersey River trailhead
  • Merrymakedge P1

Features include:

  • Path is crushed stone, level with the door entrance.
  • Hand rails in the pit privies.
Winter and spring:

Not all pit privies are serviced during the winter months, so please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

From January to March, a porta-potty is available at the parking area at the beginning of the Big Dam Road.

Toilet Washrooms with flush toilettes and showers
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Dates of operation: June 1 to October 31, 2021
Accessible washroom and shower facilities:

Each of the ten new facilities at Jeremy’s Bay campground has:

  • 1 accessible shower
  • 2 standard showers
  • 1 accessible washroom
  • 1 accessible family washroom
  • 3 standard washrooms
  • Concrete walkways to the washrooms are level and barrier-free
  • Push-button operated exterior doors
  • Motion activated interior lights
  • Exterior lights
  • Accessible water fountain in the common area
  • Sitting bench
  • Water fountain

All rooms are gender inclusive.

Accessible washrooms:

Each accessible washroom at Jeremy’s Bay campground has:

  • Accessible flush toilet
  • Push-button operated door and lock
  • Universal symbol and braille labeling on the door
  • Hand rails at the toilet
  • Baby change table
  • Motion-activated interior lights
Accessible showers:

Each accessible shower at Jeremy’s Bay campground has:

  • Accessible shower fixtures including hand rails and height adjustable controls with a detachable wand
  • Fold down seat and handrail
  • Push-button operated door and lock
  • Motion-activated lights and exhaust fan
  • Adult sitting bench
  • Universal symbol and Braille labelling on the door
Accessible family washroom:

Each accessible family washroom at Jeremy’s Bay campground has:

  • Push-button operated door and lock
  • Universal symbol and braille signage on the doors
  • Hand rails at the toilet
  • Baby change table
  • Adult change-table (Jim Charles Point only)
  • Motion-activated interior lights
Mill Falls and Merrymakedge:

Features include:

  • Concrete walkway to the washroom.
  • Washrooms are larger and include hand rails.
Canoe rental Whynot Adventure, The Keji Outfitters
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Location:

Located at Jake's Landing.

Online reservations required.

Contact:

Reserve online: Whynot Adventure, The Keji Outfitters

Call: 902-682-2282

Email: info@whynotadventure.ca

Reservations:

Reserve online: Whynot Adventure, The Keji Outfitters

  • Whynot Adventure requires all rentals and reservations to be accompanied with either a Visa or MasterCard as security.
  • A waiver and release of liability document must be signed by each participant (19 years old) before receiving rental equipment.
  • Underage renters must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (this can be done in advance of arrival, online).
Equipment rentals:
  • Bicycles, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards.
  • Camping equipment and gear, including tents, sleeping bags, stoves, mess kits, waterproof bags, barrel packs, and backpacks.
Guided tours:

Daily 2-hour and 4-hour guided tours (by advance reservation).

Packages:

Complete outfitting packages which include all canoeing and camping equipment and camping permits.

Shuttle service:

Equipment shuttles are available but must be booked in advance online. Prices vary depending on the point of departure and arrival.

Accessibility:
  • Paved access to the canoe-rental building at Jake's Landing.
  • Paved access near (within 10 m) the docks.
  • The path to the washrooms is not paved.
Restaurant Gift shop, canteen, and Tuck Shoppe
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By the Mersey gift shop:

Hours of operation:

  • June 1 to June 24, 2021: 10 am to 3 pm
  • June 25 to September 5, 2021: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • September 6 to October 11, 2021: 10 am to 3 pm

Located at the Visitor Centre

Find books about Kejimkujik, field guides, souvenirs and keepsakes, children’s books, clothes, warm jackets, and something fun to do on a rainy day.

Operated by the Friends of Keji Cooperating Association. All profits support programs and amenities at Kejimkujik.

The Merrymakedge Eatery:

Hours of operation:

  • June 30 to September 5, 2021: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Open 6 days/week (closed on Mondays, except Monday, August 2, 2021)

Located at Merrymakedge P4.

Enjoy hot dogs, burgers, and treats from the fryer.

The Tent Dwellers Library and Tuck Shoppe:

Hours of operation:

  • June 30 to September 5, 2021: 1 pm to 8 pm

Located in Jeremy's Bay campground.

Enjoy ice cream, drinks, and slushies.

Operated by the Friends of Keji Co-operating Association. All profits support programs and amenities at Kejimkujik.

WiFi Internet access
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Wireless (Wi-fi) internet access:

Available in the campground by the Tent Dwellers Library and Tuck Shoppe and at the Visitor Centre.

Please note that bandwidth is limited given Kejimkujik's remote location.

Electric car charging station Electric vehicle charging stations
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Dates of operation:

Open 24 hours/day year-round

Located at the Visitor Centre parking lot.

Consult PlugShare for details.

Hiking Trails

Enjoy trails of varying length and difficulty by walking, hiking, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Trail descriptions

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Dates of operation:

Open year-round, weather permitting.

Accessibility:
  • Kejimkujik’s front-country trails are designed to be relatively flat and are mostly less than < 8 % grade, except in large elevation gain areas (e.g., Beech Grove).
  • They offer a 4-feet wide, mixed-terrain surface (mostly Class A gravel and board walking).
  • Trail surfaces vary; exposed rocks and tree roots should be expected, with some sections of the Ukme’k trail composed of cobble and coarse gravel.
  • Trail descriptions
Beaches Beaches
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Kejimkujik Lake:

Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches in the campground and at Merrymakedge beach on the shores of Kejimkujik Lake.

All beaches at Kejimkujik are unsupervised.

Pets are welcome at the pet-friendly area at Merrymakedge Beach. Pets are not allowed on all other public beaches.

Map of beaches and day-use areas.

Accessibility at Merrymakedge Beach:

Features include:

  • Paved path from parking lot to beach with clearly marked accessibility parking.
  • Charcoal BBQ available from paved path.
  • Wheel-chair accessible picnic tables by the path on the beach.
  • Paved path and ramp to canteen.
  • Extended picnic table.
  • Wheel-chair accessible change room, with a ramp.
Picnic area Picnic tables and shelters
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Great picnic spots:
  • Quiet dining retreats along the Mersey River at places like Mill Falls, Mersey River trailhead, or Jake's Landing.
  • Pleasant shady spots right next to the river off of the main park road.
  • Picnic shelters 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.
  • Map of picnic spots in day-use areas
What's closed:

Mill Falls picnic shelter, until the end of August, due to infrastructure improvements

The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic:

Available from July to October 31.

Pick up a perfect picnic lunch on your way to Kejimkujik and Kejimkujik Seaside! More information.

Accessibility:

Features include:

  • Extended picnic tables outside all shelters and day-use areas.
  • The door width into the shelters is 32 inches.
  • The doorway into the shelter is not barrier free and has a slightly raised threshold (sill).
Fall and winter:

The Mill Falls picnic shelter is available for day use.

Firewood for the wood stove will be sold at the shelter for $8/bundle (please bring exact change and lighting materials).

To contain the spread of invasive pests, bringing in firewood or kindling from outside of Kejimkujik is prohibited.

There is no electricity in the shelter.

Camping Campgrounds and roofed accommodations
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Camping and accommodations:

Camping is one of the best ways to experience Kejimkujik.

Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences:

  • Campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs. Some sites are serviced with electricity,
  • Backcountry camping,
  • Roofed accommodations: oTENTik, Ôasis, rustic cabin, yurt.
Accessible campsites:

Features include: 

  • Wheel-chair accessible terrain and washrooms.
Accessible oTENTik at Jim Charles Point (#401 and #402):

Two wheel-chair accessible oTENTik at Jim Charles Point include:

  • Doorway width: 830 mm,
  • Ramps,
  • Extended picnic tables,
  • Parking next to units and is accessible by car for passenger/gear drop-off,
  • A pit toilet with ramp approximately 30 m away,
  • An accessible flushable toilet and shower located 70 m away on a gravel road way
Accesible oTENTik at Jim Charles Loop (#335):

One wheel-chair accessible oTENTik at Jim Charles Loop includes: 

  • A ramp,
  • An extended picnic table,
  • Parking for one vehicle next to the unit,
  • A flushable toilet located 60 metres away on a gravel road way.
Firewood

Fire bans and temporary closures

Check the important bulletins to see if there is a fire ban or temporary closure in place.

Be prepared for a fire ban at any time. Please plan ahead and bring a camp stove.

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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

  • Firewood is available for purchase at the Visitor Centre and campground kiosk.
  • $8 / bundle
  • Please bring your own lighting materials.
Fall, winter, and spring:

Firewood is available for sale at the picnic shelter at Mill Falls.

Firewood Policy:

All imported firewood is prohibited and only firewood purchased in the park is permitted, with some specific exceptions. More information.

Sky Circle Sky circle
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Dates of operation: June 1 to October 31, 2021
Accessiblity: Wheel-chair accessible by granular compact trail to the ramp.
Campfire circle 
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Accessibility:

Path is mulch, not granular compact.


Kejimkujik Seaside

Map of Kejimkujik Seaside
Map of Kejimkujik Seaside

This map shows shows the facilities and services available at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park.

Parking Parking area and trailhead
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Dates of operation: Open year-round.
Things to do:

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.

Due to its small size and sensitive habitats, the Seaside is a day-use park so camping and open fires are not permitted.

See the Kejimkujik Seaside page for more information.

Outhouse Pit privies (outhouses)
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Pit privies:

Located at Harbour Rocks.

Restrooms Washrooms
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Dates of operation:

June 1 to October 31, 2021

Accessibility:

Features include:

  • Accessible washrooms are located adjacent to the parking area, at the trailhead.
  • Granular compact entrance and hand rails.
Hiking Trails
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Things to do:

Please note that the longer Port Joli Head Trail is closed for 2021.

Kejimkujik has trails of varying lengths so you can explore on foot, by bike, by wheelchair, on skis, or snowshoes.

Two beautiful hiking trails allow you to further explore Kejimkujik Seaside. Trail descriptions

Beaches Beaches
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Dates of operation:

Open year-round.

What's closed:

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.

Things to do:

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.

Due to its small size and sensitive habitats, the Seaside is a day-use park so camping and open fires are not permitted.

Picnic area Picnic tables and shelters
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Dates of operation:

Open year-round.

Great picnic spots:

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.

The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic:

Available from July to October 31.

Pick up a perfect picnic lunch on your way to Kejimkujik and Kejimkujik Seaside! More information.

Campgrounds
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No camping:

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 no camping at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.

Nearby:

There is camping at nearby Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Tourism Nova Scotia offers information about other places to stay. Call 902-742-0511 or 1-800-565-0000 (toll free in North America).