Location: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, NS
Distance: 435 km roundtrip from Halifax, NS

Discover the magic of a Dark-Sky Preserve and experience the comfort of a Parks Canada oTENTik tent. Go for a peaceful walk along the river and lounge on golden beaches. Whatever you choose, this 3-day getaway in Nova Scotia is one for the memory books!


Day 1


Location: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge
Distance: 168 km from Halifax

Get your legs moving with a hike along the forested riverbanks of the Mersey River to Mills Falls for a picnic.

In the evening, take advantage of Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve, the perfect place to see the starry skies above. Venture out on a late-night trek or guided canoe tour, and discover how the stars have inspired centuries of stories, songs and legends.

End the night in a cozy oTENTik and drift off to the sound of the waves of Kejimkujik Lake.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Jeremy’s Bay campground


Day 2


Location: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

By canoe, kayak or paddle board, navigate the same waters the Mi’kmaq people have paddled for thousands of years. Bring your own watercraft, or rent one on site. Whether it’s a fun-filled day on the lake, or on the river, it’s all up to you!

Make your way to Slapfoot Beach and take a dip in the warm waters of Kejimkujik Lake. Take a stroll along Slapfoot trail, then sit back, relax and take in the beautiful sunset.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Jeremy’s Bay campground


Day 3


Location: Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Port Joli
Distance: 93 km from Maitland Bridge

Drive along the scenic landscapes of Route 8 to experience the coastal paradise known as Kejimkujik Seaside.

Take a stroll through a maze of shrubs and watch the horizon open up to reveal tropic-like white sand and turquoise waters— the perfect spot for a picnic.

Watch seals on the off-shore islets and keep an eye out for the piping plover, an endangered species.


Distance: Return to Halifax, 174 km