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.

Snow covered trees and two children dressed for winter.

Seasonal activities

Kejimkujik is a great destination for fall and winter hiking, picnicking, geocaching, or stargazing.

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.  

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.

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Contact Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

General inquiries:

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.

Hours of operation

Open year-round

November to mid-May: select services available

May 20 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: May 20 to October 31

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