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Unique in the Canadian National Parks system, Kejimkujik National Park lies in the upland interior of the Nova Scotia peninsula and is accessible off Highway 8.
Its uniqueness lies in its designation as a National Historic Site of Canada, virtually its entire area being a cultural landscape associated with the Mi’kmaq people. Within its boundaries, visitors can explore 38 aboriginal sites, petroglyphs, three villages and a cemetery.
Kejimkujik (Keji for short) actually consists of two distinct parts – the inland site being the National Historic Site and a smaller seaside site which is located on the Atlantic Coast of Queens County.
Kejimkujik Main is known for great backcountry camping, many of the sites accessible only by canoe, bicycle or hiking. RVers and campers who prefer more facilities are accommodated at Jeremy’s Bay Campground on Kejimkujik Lake. Advance reservations are necessary during peak summer months.
When the sun goes down in Kejimkujik, sit back and enjoy nature’s spectacle – a panorama of tens of thousands of stars in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve. When morning comes, get set for a day of adventure - hiking, canoeing, wildlife spotting and cultural discovery as Mi’kmaq rock-art and thousands of years of history reveal a way of life not to be forgotten.
As you drive through the park, you may discover yellow caution signs with an image of a turtle. Keji is a major nesting area for the endangered Blandings turtle, as well as a number of other threatened species.
Keji is a park with breathtaking vistas amid peaceful surroundings. Find one of Keji’s red chairs, sit down, relax, reflect, and find your own red chair moment at Kejimkujik!