Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik is located in Southwest Nova Scotia. Paddle, hike, bike, camp, and connect with nature and Mi’kmaw culture. Explore Mi’kmaw petroglyphs, traditional encampment areas, and canoe routes dating back thousands of years. Experience the night sky in Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve.

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a protected coastal wilderness area in Port Joli, Nova Scotia. Hike the trails through dense shrubs on your way to the coast to experience pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, coastal bogs, abundant wildflowers, rich lagoon systems, and coastal wildlife.

Partial fire ban in effect

A partial fire ban is in effect throughout Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (front and backcountry) until further notice.

⛔ No fires are permitted between 10 am and 7 pm. This also applies to charcoal BBQs (including the public ones at Merrymakedge Beach).

This fire ban includes ALL open fires, EXCEPT the following are allowed:

👍 portable gas-powered fire pits*
👍 gas-powered stoves and barbeques designed for cooking*
👍 gas-powered lanterns (enclosed flame)*
👍 fires in the woodstoves provided in the picnic shelters*

*provided they are under direct supervision and CSA-approved

Bridge at Jakes Landing

The Jakes Landing floating bridge will be in place in August 2024, providing trail connection between Jeremy’s Bay Campground and Jakes Landing to Merrymakedge and beyond.


Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences.

A hand touching petroglyphs carved in stone.

Connect with Mi'kmaw culture

For thousands of years, the Mi'kmaq navigated this network of lakes and rivers by canoe, establishing hunting and fishing camps along the shores.

A man and a woman relax by the seaside.

Kejimkujik Seaside calls you to the coast

Explore Kejimkujik Seaside—a distinct region of Kejimkujik—and discover wild beauty on the Atlantic coast.

Visiting Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, camping, trails, paddle, Mi'kmaw petroglyphs, Dark-Sky Preserve, school programs.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, camping reservations, facilities and services, hours, accessibility, equipment rentals.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Types of accomodations, camping, roofed, backcountry, serviced, unserviced, group, reservations, equipment rentals.

Shop and reserve

Make reservations. Shop for passes and permits, souvenirs, and official Parks Canada merchandise.


Visitor fees, passes, programs, film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.

Passes and permits

Discovery Pass, seasonal passes, passes for Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia, passes for expropriated landowners, and permits.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, wildlife, drinking water, seaside, essential items, Seaside, Adventuresmart.  

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.

About Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, environment, research.

Culture and history

Indigenous culture, history, cultural landscape, archaeology.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Contact Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Visitor Centre
902-682-2772 (Mid-May to October)


National Information Centre (year-round)

For emergencies within Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Police, Fire, or Ambulance

Wildfire, boating accident, lost person, injury, or wildlife emergency. 

Report a poacher, hunter, or illegal fishing.

First Aid, excessive noise, or minor disturbances in the campground.

More contact information

Hours of operation

Open year-round

November to mid-May: select services available

Victoria Day weekend (mid-May) to October 31: most facilities are open

May and June: limited services available

July and August: full services available

September and October: limited services available

Visitor Centre and camping: Victoria Day weekend (mid-May) to October 31

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