Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Changes that may affect your visit

As of October 4, 2021, following provincial public health measures, proof of full vaccination is required to enter all Nova Scotia national historic sites and Parks Canada organized events and experiences for visitors 12 years of age and older.

Proof of full vaccination is required for

  • any guided activities, such as interpretation programs
  • equipment rentals at Jake’s Landing

Proof of full vaccination is not required for:

  • entry to the Visitor Centre; however, exhibit space is closed
  • camping
  • washrooms
  • gift shop

Mask-wearing continues to be required in indoor spaces.

What’s open (updated October 15, 2021)

Please note: outdoor surfaces are not sanitized. 

Kejimkujik (inland)

Activities and experiences

More information about activities and experiences available at Kejimkujik this season!

Facilities and services

More information about facilities and services available at Kejimkujik this season!

  • Visitor centre.
  • Day use areas (Jake's Landing and Merrymakedge).
  • Pit privies and washrooms.
  • Merrymakedge P1 picnic shelter.
  • Playgrounds (Merrymakedge P1 and Merrymakedge Beach).
  • Camping and roofed accommodations (oTENTik, Ôasis, rustic cabins, and yurt).
  • Waterways for paddling.
  • Equipment rentals at Whynot Adventure – The Keji Outfiitters. Advanced reservations required online one day in advance.
  • Parking.

Kejimkujik Seaside

  • St. Catherines Beach and Little Port Joli Beach.
  • Harbour Rocks trail (map and trail descriptions).
  • Pit privies and washrooms.
  • Parking.
What’s closed (updated October 15, 2021)

Kejimkujik (inland)

  • Floating bridge at Jake’s Landing is removed from mid-October until spring.
  • Exhibit in the Visitor Centre.
  • Fishing.
  • Mill Falls day use areas, including picnic shelter and parking (until further notice, due to infrastructure improvements).
  • The bridge at Grafton Brook is out of service.
  • Eel Weir Road is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Trails (Map and trail descriptions)
    • Mill Falls - partial trail closure (until further notice, due to infrastructure improvements)
    • Beech Grove - partial trail closure (until further notice, due to infrastructure improvements)
    • Mersey Meadow and Gold Mines (indefinitely)
    • Peter Point and Snake Lake trails are closed (until further notice)

Kejimkujik Seaside

  • Kejimkujik Seaside is closed while infrastructure repairs are completed (from October 20, 2021 until further notice).
  • Port Joli Head Trail remains closed due to storm damage.
Camping during COVID-19 (updated June 15, 2021)

Things to know

  • Please bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Be prepared for a fire ban at any time. Please plan ahead and bring a camp stove.
  • Visitors must complete any provincial requirements for self-isolation before arriving to camp at Kejimkujik. It is not possible to self-isolate at Parks Canada campgrounds.


  • New camping reservations will be accepted as of April 23, 2021 at 8 am ADT by the Parks Canada Reservation Service.
  • Group camping: Contact Kejimkujik to register: 902-682-2772, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Your safety when visiting

Anyone exploring Kejimkujik is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards.

Trip planning

  • Follow public health authorities’ guidance for your area, including travel advisories.
  • Masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces.
  • Plan ahead, prepare, and adjust your plans.
  • Respect closures and restrictions.
  • Avoid popular destinations and high use places and times.
  • This is a great time to explore natural and cultural treasures close to home.

Outdoor etiquette

  • Practice physical distancing and hygiene rules during the COVID-19 pandemic while visiting Parks Canada places.
  • Be respectful of others. Keep prescribed distance while lining up and respect the facility’s maximum use capacity.
  • Bring hygiene supplies, water, provisions and equipment as some facilities may be closed.
  • Carry disinfectant, wipes, and toilet paper.
  • Cover picnic tables.
  • Avoid touching hard surfaces.

Hiking and biking etiquette

  • Be kind and considerate of others.
  • Respect closures and restrictions.
  • Pack in and pack out. Keep our places clean, pick up your litter and dispose of it by using appropriate garbage containers or take your waste home.
  • Yield to oncoming users where space is narrow.
  • Let others move out of bridges, platforms, and other narrow spaces before entering.
  • Step off trails to let others pass where possible. But please try to avoid stepping on vegetation and stay on trails unless letting others pass.
  • Slow down on trails. Speed increases user conflicts and risks of injuries.
  • Adjust your distance from others based on their speed to maintain physical distancing.
  • Let others know of your intention to pass. Signal others using your voice or a bell.
  • Please be cautious and avoid risky activities.

Stay informed