Activities and experiences at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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

St. Catherine’s River Beach and Little Port Joli Beach are closed for piping plover nesting from May 1 to August 31, 2024. More details.


Harbour Rocks trail and Port Joli Head trail at the Seaside.

Parks Canada red chairs

Enjoy an iconic view from the Parks Canada red chairs.

The Coastie Initiative

Photos taken by visitors at Coastie sites will help monitor coastal change over time.

Parks Canada Perfect Picnic

The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic is available from participating restaurants from July to October 31.

Safety and guidelines

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

Important bulletins

Park closures, important announcements, rules, notifications, and active superintendent orders.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, facilities and services, hours.

Nature and science

Conservation and restoration, environment, and wildlife.

History of Kejimkujik Seaside

Fishing and farming, Little Hope Lighthouse.

Only 93 kilometres from Kejimkujik's inland region, Kejimkujik Seaside is a captivating natural mosaic. Coastal barrens—essentially dwarf Acadian forests—paint a tapestry of maple, spruce and fir atop Canada holly, huckleberry and sheep laurel. Mossy bogs are speckled with white-fringed orchids and sweet gale; lonely islands of balsam fir and white spruce sit among the dark water.


Hike Harbour Rocks Trail to the singing quartzite sands of St. Catherines River Beach—where uniform grains squeak with every footstep and the rare piping plover arrives each summer. Eiders and cormorants flock offshore, but the basking harbour and grey seals command your attention above all.

Then, wander Port Joli Head Trail, past woodland hiding white-tailed deer, to a shoreline where waves crash in cacophony against granite cobblestones. Here, power and beauty collide in a magical seascape.

Things to do

Hiking Hiking

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Picnic area Picnic area
Beaches Beaches
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Toilet Restrooms
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