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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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  • Beach Habitat Cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside

    Nature
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Beach Habitat Cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside

    Get involved with a beach habitat cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside, in partnership with Scotian Shores.

    Help keep our shoreline clean! Gather shoreline garbage and leave behind a more natural landscape and healthier habitat.

    Beach restrictions

    Please respect the beach restrictions during Piping plover nesting. Check the important bulletins for beach closure updates.

    Get Involved!

    Email: benevolekeji-kejivolunteer@pc.gc.ca

  • Kejimkuijik LoonWatch

    Nature
    Time: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    May 26, 2024 (Rain date: June 2, 2024)

    Teams of LoonWatchers will canoe assigned lakes to provide a simultaneous survey of loon presence and reproductive activity. Lakes are surveyed from 12 noon until 3 pm. LoonWatch observation forms will be collected at the Visitor Centre following the survey.

    A canoe and associated equipment must be supplied by the volunteers. There are opportunities to rent equipment from Jake’s Landing canoe rental (902-682-2282). 

    How do I sign up?

    Email: benevolekeji-kejivolunteer@pc.gc.ca

    We will ensure that you have a canoe partner if you are coming alone.

    In case of inclement weather

    High winds and/or extremely rainy days represent a safety hazard and can affect loon visibility. In case of inclement weather, LoonWatch will generally take place on the following Sunday.

  • Keji’s Backyard Ultra

    Sports and recreation
    Karine Isenor
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Saturday, June 8 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

    Nova Scotia Trail Running will be back to present the third edition of this incredible ultra running event!

    The event is sold out, but spectators are welcome to cheer on the runners. 

    The race is expected to continue into Sunday or possibly even Monday.

  • L'nuk Na'kwekmuew – Celebrate National Indigenous People's Day at Kejimkujik

    Culture and entertainment
    Time: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free with admission. Free Park entry for those 17 years of age or younger and Mi'kmaq Pass holders.

    National Indigenous Peoples Day 

    Everyone is welcome! Join us for a day of celebration at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. 

    Schools are welcome!

  • Canada Day

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free entry!

    Come celebrate Canada’s Birthday at Kejimkujik with free entry all day!

    Enjoy the official launch of the Friends of Keji Photo Contest and the interpretation programs!

    Come for the day or make it a long weekend to remember!

  • 15th Annual Kejimkujik Dark-Sky Weekend!

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Camping and accommodation
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free with admission

    Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and Parks Canada to learn more about the stars, planets, and constellations in the night sky.

    Did you know it takes 20 to 30 minutes for the human eye to adapt to the dark? To protect your night vision and that of other visitors, please use only a red light when joining us for night programs. 

  • Kejimkuijik LoonWatch

    Nature
    Time: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    August 11, 2024 (Rain date: August 18, 2024)

    Teams of LoonWatchers will canoe assigned lakes to provide a simultaneous survey of loon presence and reproductive activity. Lakes are surveyed from 12 noon until 3 pm. LoonWatch observation forms will be collected at the Visitor Centre following the survey.

    A canoe and associated equipment must be supplied by the volunteers. There are opportunities to rent equipment from Jake’s Landing canoe rental (902-682-2282).

    How do I sign up?

    Email: benevolekeji-kejivolunteer@pc.gc.ca

    We will ensure that you have a canoe partner if you are coming alone.

    In case of inclement weather

    High winds and/or extremely rainy days represent a safety hazard and can affect loon visibility. In case of inclement weather, LoonWatch will generally take place on the following Sunday.

  • Birchbark Canoe Launch

    Culture and entertainment
    Todd Labrador
    Time: 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free with admission

    Join Mi’kmaq artisan, Todd Labrador, his family, and the Kejimkujik team as they launch the birchbark canoe built this summer at the Birchbark Canoe Shop.

  • Keji Multisport Festival

    Sports and recreation
    A woman jumping with excitement.
    Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Capture the magic of endurance sport within lush forests, meandering waterways, and a rich cultural landscape.

    Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to embrace the challenge with a sense of adventure and fun.

    Whether you choose to participate or to cheer on the racers, there will be something for everyone! 

  • Thanksgiving weekend events at Kejimkujik

    Culture and entertainment History Nature Sports and recreation
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Cost: Free with admission

    October 11 to October 13, 2024

    Soak up the brilliant colours of fall at Kejimkujik. Enjoy the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim.

  • Beach Habitat Cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside

    Nature
    Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    Beach Habitat Cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside

    Get involved with a beach habitat cleanup at Kejimkujik Seaside, in partnership with Scotian Shores.

    Help keep our shoreline clean! Gather shoreline garbage and leave behind a more natural landscape and healthier habitat.

    Beach restrictions

    Please respect the beach restrictions during Piping plover nesting. Check the important bulletins for beach closure updates.

    Get Involved!

    Email: benevolekeji-kejivolunteer@pc.gc.ca

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