Summer 2017

 

Summer weekends at Parks Canada’s Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site are full of amazing opportunities to connect with nature, explore the outdoors and take in some live entertainment!   Check out some fun ways to spend your weekends this summer.

 




 

Friends of Keji Programs and Activities

The Friends of Keji Cooperating Association are proud to present the programs listed on the left and below.  If you are interested in helping out with any of our programs, please let us know.

Guided Activities Programs: July 1st - Sept 3rd
(subject to change)
Click here for details

2017 Special Event Days!!

Special Events at Kejimkujik

Throughout the year, Kejimkujik and the Friends of Keji host special events with special programming. These events usually occur on weekends and have activity schedules that are separate from the monthly Interpretation schedule. Come join the fun!

  

Wednesday, June 21
National Aboriginal Day

Celebrate Mi'kmaw culture at Kejimkujik with Parks Canada interpreters and special guests. Enjoy special tours, culinary and cultural demonstrations. Stay tuned for more information on our website.

Saturday, July 1
Canada Day
Happy 150th!! Celebrate with us by participating in the first Keji Tintamarre (an Acadian tradition of marching and making noise with improvised instruments and other noisemakers), followed by a group campfire, lemonade and FREE cupcakes. Join us for the official launch of the Friends of Keji Photo Contest and the exciting 2017 guided interpretation programs - a perfect way to kick off the summer!

July 15-16
Parks Canada Bioblitz – a Canada 150 Event!
Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by teaming up with scientists and experts to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time and record your observations. Drop-in activities will be offered, however advance registration by July 14th will secure your spot. Best suited to individuals or families with children over 10. Saturday’s event takes place in Kejimkujik inland and Sunday’s event takes place at Kejimkujik Seaside. Register at the Visitor Centre or call 902-682-2772. Visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/apprend-learn/bioblitz.aspx for more information.

July 21-23
Learn to Camp Weekend
Never camped before but curious to learn about this truly Canadian tradition? This program will entice you to learn rudimentary basics of camping, from what to bring to what to eat. Over the course of 2 ½ days participants will also have the opportunity to attend special programs and activities offered in Kejimkujik! Presented in partnership with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and our friends, ‘A for Adventure’. Cost $44 per adult and $22 per child (tax included). Reserve early, space is limited.

Saturday, August 5
Keji’s 48th Birthday
Drop in and help celebrate Kejimkujik’s 48th Birthday with FREE cupcakes and refreshments. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the second Keji Tintamarre noise parade of 2017, and join in the Bike Poker Run – more details to follow.

August 11-13
Dark Sky Weekend
Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages. Plan to camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show! Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

August 26-27
Learn to Paddle
For thousands of years the canoe has been the best way to travel through Kejimkujik’s inter-connected waterways providing the finest canoeing experience in Atlantic Canada! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with canoeing and kayaking demonstrations, clinics and activities – perfect for the beginner and seasoned paddler alike. Bring your own or rentals available onsite with Whynot Adventure – the Keji Outfitters. Presented in collaboration with Canoe/Kayak Nova Scotia.

Saturday, September 2
Big Keji Picnic
Join us for a unique afternoon of picnicking at Merrymakedge Beach! Bring a blanket, pack a lunch and come enjoy a picnic while you relax along the edge of Kejimkujik Lake. Games and other surprises await you! Stay tuned for more information!

September 22-24
Fall for the Stars Dark Sky Weekend, September Edition
This fall, we invite you for a second weekend of Dark Sky activities! Search Keji's spectacular fall night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more. Come celebrate the Fall Equinox with us!
Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Saturday, September 30
Savour the Trail
Discover a new way to savour the fall at Keji. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature and NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and participating local suppliers. Sample a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while taking in the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate. Mark your calendar now - tickets will be available August 14th, $44 per person (tax included). Tickets are limited, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.

October 8-9
Thanksgiving Weekend
Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family and enjoy the cool and crisp air.


Check campground info boards for 2017 Keji Summer Interpretation Activities Schedule.