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.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a protected coastal wilderness area in Port Joli, Nova Scotia. Hike the trails through dense shrubs on your way to the coast to experience pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, coastal bogs, abundant wildflowers, rich lagoon systems, and coastal wildlife.
Temporary closures and continued full fire ban
All trails are closed until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfires. Updates will be provided as information changes.
The backcountry at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is closed until further notice, effective immediately. Backcountry reservations up to and including Monday, June 5, will automatically be cancelled and fully refunded. No action is required by reservation holders.
A full fire ban continues for Jeremy’s Bay Campground and all front-country areas of the park. No open fires are permitted, including charcoal BBQs. The fire ban will be in effect until further notice.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is closed until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfires. Updates will be provided as information changes.
No bridge at Jakes Landing
Please note: The Jakes Landing floating bridge will not be in place for the 2023 season.
There is no trail connection between Jeremy’s Bay Campground and Jakes Landing to Merrymakedge and beyond.
Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences.
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.
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.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.
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.
Contact Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
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
November to mid-May: select services available
Victoria Day weekend (mid-May) 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: Victoria Day weekend (mid-May) to October 31
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