Keji National Park

Kejimkujik Seaside, Port Joli, Nova Scotia

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 or kayak. 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 Preserve.

For ocean-lovers, the Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a bounty of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant shorebirds and wildlife. 

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Mi’kmaq History

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.

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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 or in one of the oTENTiks in the Keji oTENTik Village. Choose from a full range of accommodations, including serviced sites with electricity and bathrooms, or for the more adventurous, backcountry sites that are only lit by the stars. For the truly hardy, there are sites that can only be reached by portage. 

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Paddling 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.

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Kejimkujik Seaside

Discover this wild and isolated 22 km² stretch of coastline, located just west of Liverpool on the South Shore. With its two scenic trails, Harbour Rock Trail and Port Joli Head Trail, outdoor enthusiasts will be treated to glacier-carved headlands, secluded rocky coves and broad sweeps of silver sand beaches with sightings of seals and various shorebirds.

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Keji Wilderness Experiences

Whether you require a canoe, kayak or bike to reach your campsite or are looking for a guided backcountry paddling adventure in Kejimkujik National Park, Whynot Adventure Outfitters has you covered. Conveniently located at Jake’s Landing in Keji, visitors can rent various camping and paddling items and can book 1, 2, and 3 day guided paddling adventures with Whynot Adventure guides.

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Dark Sky Preserve

Discover one of North America’s darkest skies at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, designated a Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Dark Sky Preserve. In the heart of Kejimkujik’s wilderness, the night sky is free from artificial light sources and the natural night time activities of the forest take place uninhibited.

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