Keji National Park
Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
Experience the unsurpassed beauty and natural wonder of the only Parks Canada site that is designated both a National Park and a National Historic site. Explore the wilderness trails, lakes, and rivers—by foot or by canoe. Discover historic stone carved pertroglyphs left by the Mi’kmaq, who traveled these same routes thousands of years ago. At night, sleep under stars that shine without the interference of artificial light, in a park that is also a designated Dark Sky Reserve. For ocean—lovers, the Keji Seaside Adjunct is a bounty of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant sealife.
Here thousands of years before the first European settlers, the Mi’kmaq’s vibrant culture continues to thrive across the province today. Kejimkujik, is a fascinating place to learn about the 10,000 years of Mi’kmaq history. Visitors can take guided hiking and canoe tours along traditional Mi’kmaq routes where they’ll encounter stone carvings, or petro glyphs, depicting images of traditional Mi’kmaq life.
Camping at Keji
After a day in the woods or on the water, visitors can set up camp at one of the many campsites throughout the park. You can choose from a full range of accommodations, including serviced sites with electricity and bathrooms, or for the more adventurous, deep woods sites that are only lit by the stars. For the truly hardy, there are sites that can only be reached by portage.
Canoeing at Keji
Many find the best way to explore all Keji has to offer is by canoe or kayak. Visitors can follow the same routes that were once traveled by the Mi’kmaq and later celebrated by Albert Bigelow Paine, in his famous 1908 book, The Tent Dwellers. You can bring your own equipment or rent a canoe or kayak and safety gear onsite.