Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is located in the South Shore Region of Nova Scotia. Plan to spend a full day or several days here. 

Kejimkujik is the only national park to also be designated a national historic site, and the only inland national park in Atlantic Canada. Listen to the tale of the Mi’kmaq, carved in stone and shared through stories and legends. Reconnect with nature – Kejimkujik’s backcountry feels like a world away, yet is so easily accessible.

Kejimkujik Seaside

Kejimkujik Seaside is 180 kilometres from Halifax and 99 kilometres southeast of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Plan to spend a half- or full-day at Kejimkujik Seaside.

An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik Seaside. You can hike through a labyrinth of dense shrubs on your way to the coast. Gradually, the horizon opens up to an expansive view of the Atlantic shoreline with headlands, islands, and bays. Saint Catherines River Beach, a shining crescent of sand, will enchant you with its turquoise waters.

St. Catherine’s River Beach and Little Port Joli Beach are closed for piping plover nesting from April to August.

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Getting here


Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway,
Maitland Bridge, NS B0T 1B0, Canada

Notice to electric vehicle owners:
Four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available at the Visitor Centre parking lot. Consult PlugShare for details.

How to get here

Kejimkujik Seaside
1188 Saint Catherines River Road
Port Joli, NS B0T 1S0, Canada

How to get here

Hours of operation

Kejimkujik National Park and  National Historic Site
Open year-round

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
Open year-round

June 1 to October 31: most facilities are open
May and June: limited services available
July and August: full services available
September and October: limited services available
November to April: select services available

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Visitors are responsible for their own safety. Be aware of changeable weather conditions and winter hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Bus parking Bus parking
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Playground Playground

Quick facts

2022 Kejimkujik reservation launch: February 17, 2022 at 8 am AST

Reserve online via the Parks Canada Reservation Service or call 1-877-737-3783.

How to make a Parks Canada camping reservation