Safety and guidelines

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Your safety is important to us. It is up to you to plan ahead and prepare, as you are in charge of the most important aspects of your safety.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Kejimkujik, see the topics below:

Important bulletins

Important announcements, fire bans, rules, notifications, and active superintendent orders.

Visitor guidelines

Protected areas are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.


AdventureSmart encourages people to "Get Informed & Go Outdoors."

Safety on land

Camping, hiking, biking.

Water safety

Swimming, tubing, paddling.

Wildlife safety

Bears, coyotes.

Cold-related emergencies

Hypothermia, ice safety, and what to bring.

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside


Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED, used for cardiac emergencies) is available day or night at the Kejimkujik Visitor Centre, 3005 Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge NS B0T 1B0.

Emergency Numbers

Police, Fire, Ambulance (emergency only): 911 

Wildlife incidents/Wildfires: 1-800-565-2224

Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia: 902-532-2381

Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Nova Scotia: 902-354-3436

South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia: 902-543-3603

Cellular phones

A cellular phone can be valuable for emergency use in Kejimkujik; however, you should never rely on using one. Cellular service in Keji will vary depending on your phone, your service provider, and your location.

Pay phones

Pay phones are available at the Visitor Centre.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility

At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone.

You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places.

Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information.

Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.


AdventureSmart encourages people to "Get Informed & Go Outdoors."

For general information on how to stay safe and a list of the 10 essential items you should bring when enjoying the outdoors visit

Heading outdoors? Create a trip plan and send it to your family and friends with the AdventureSmart Trip Plan app.

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