Thanksgiving weekend events at Kejimkujik

Culture and entertainment History Nature Sports and recreation
Location(s): Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Cost: Free with admission

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 and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey Swim.

It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family, and the last big weekend of the season!

Schedule:

Date Time Event
Friday, October 7 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Petroglyph Tour

Join a Parks Canada Interpreter and learn about Mi’kmaw culture by experiencing the wonder of the petroglyphs on the shores of Kejimkujik Lake. These fascinating stone-carved depictions make up one of North America’s largest collections and have been vital clues for reconstructing regional history. The petroglyphs are in a restricted area and the tours are the only way visitors can access them.

Registration required: 902-682-2772
Location: Merrymakedge P1

Friday, October 7 9 pm to 10 pm

Stories of the Stars

For years, humans have been inexplicably drawn to the mystery and beauty of the stars. Our ancestors embedded the fabric of their beliefs and culture into the sky by projecting their heroes and symbols onto stars and made the very first constellations. Join Lesley and Alex to hear some of the intricate stories behind these stars and constellations.

Red lights only
Location: Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground

Saturday, October 8 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Petroglyph Tour

Join a Parks Canada Interpreter and learn about Mi’kmaw culture by experiencing the wonder of the petroglyphs on the shores of Kejimkujik Lake. These fascinating stone-carved depictions make up one of North America’s largest collections and have been vital clues for reconstructing regional history. The petroglyphs are in a restricted area and the tours are the only way visitors can access them.

Registration required: 902-682-2772
Location: Merrymakedge P1

Saturday, October 8 7 pm to 9 pm Pumpkin Viewing Walkabout and Judging
Location: Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Official Judges will be out scoring sites.
PLEASE WALK if you are able!
Parking available at JBC P1 and P2.
Sunday, October 9 11 am Awards Ceremony and Cold Turkey Swim
Merrymakedge Beach
Prizes awarded for the Pumpkin Carving Contest.

For more information:

Call 902-682-2772