Culture and history

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Indigenous culture

While Kejimkujik has been a popular national park for more than five decades, its importance to the Mi’kmaw people is based on millennia of ancestral history. For many centuries, this particular part of Nova Scotia where Kejimkujik now lies was a place of encampments, fish weirs, hunting territories, portages, trails, and burial grounds.


As a result of its rich cultural landscape, Kejimkujik was designated a National Historic Site in 1995, making it the first National Park to have this dual status.

Cultural landscape

Cultural landscapes give us a sense of place and bring to light our relationship with the land over time. The cultural landscape at Kejimkujik includes Mi'kmaw petroglyphs, habitation sites, fishing sites, hunting territories, travel routes, and burials.

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