3 days: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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Day 1

Halifax to Maitland Bridge
168 km

Head to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site for some invigorating outdoor recreation and a cultural awakening. Stretch out those legs with a hike along the forested riverbanks of the rushing Mersey River to Mills Falls for a picnic.

In the evening take advantage of Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve and visit the Sky Circle, the perfect place to observe the heavens. Catch a view of Saturn through our onsite telescope during an interpretive program, or rent a Keji Dark Sky Kit and observe the spectacular sky on your own.

Fall asleep to the lapping waves of Kejimkujik Lake in the comfort of your oTENTik – a cross between a tent and rustic cabin.



A starry sky over top of blue waters and bright green trees.

Kejmkujik National Park

Day 2

Begin your day with a guided tour of the Mi’kmaw petroglyphs and discover 4,000 years of history. Peruse the rock outcrop with its engraved markings – a little water and a sweep of the hand reveals a treasure to behold.

Rent a canoe/kayak or bring your own to explore the traditional Mi’kmaw waterways; better yet climb aboard the 11.5 m (38’) Mi’kmaw Canoe for a guided paddle.

Make your way to Slapfoot Beach and take a dip in the warm waters of Keji Lake. Late afternoon is the ideal time to relax and swim. At the end of the day take a stroll along Slapfoot trail and sit back at your oTENTik to behold the beautiful sunset.


A hand touching Mi’kmaw petroglyphs.

Kejmkujik National Park

Day 3

Maitland Bridge to Port Joli
93 km

Travel along the Kejimkujik Scenic Drive on route 8 to a coastal paradise – Kejimkujik Seaside. Gradually, the horizon will open up to a marvel of tropic-like white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Wonderland…the perfect spot for a picnic. Witness seals basking on the off-shore islets and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the endearing and endangered piping plover.

Return to Halifax
174 km


A woman and a girl walk a dog by the water.

Kejmkujik National Park