Indigenous culture

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

While Kejimkujik has been a popular national park for more than five decades, its importance to the Mi’kmaw people is based on millennia of ancestral history. For many centuries, this particular part of Nova Scotia where Kejimkujik now lies was a place of encampments, fish weirs, hunting territories, portages, trails, and burial grounds.


Explore ecological and cultural values and connectivity in Southwest Nova Scotia.

Mi'kmaw youth archaeology camp

Mi'kmaq youth between the ages of 9 to 16 are invited to participate in Elapultimk, the Mi'kmaq youth archaeology camp at Kejimkujik.

A Mi'kmaw history

The land is the keeper of the stories and memories of the Mi’kmaq.


Largest collection of petroglyphs in eastern North America.

Traditional Mi’kmaq birch bark canoe building with Todd Labrador

The Kejimkujik Birch Bark Canoe Project highlights the work of master Mi’kmaw craftsman, Todd Labrador.

Traditional L’nu Longhouse

Longhouses were and still are an integral part of any Mi’kmaq community.

Preservation and presentation

Special places are monitored and protected by Mi'kmaw patrol staff.

Connect with Mi'kmaw Culture at Kejimkujik!


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Text: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia

[Overhead shot of Kejimkujik.]

[Kids running through the woods and interacting with Mi'kmaw Wigwam and campfire area.]

[Parks interpreter teaching visitors about different tools used by the Mi'kmaw people.]

[Parks interpreter serving hot beverages to visitors.]

[Visitors walking along Kejimkujik lakeside trails.]

[Visitors interacting with Mi'kmaw artifacts as a Parks Interpreter teaches them about the objects.]

[Visitors walking down to the petroglyphs and being taught the history displayed on the rocks.]

[A visitor scooping water with their hands from Kejimkujik Lake.]

[A couple standing in the water by the shore of Kejimkujik Lake.]

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[A sunset over Kejimkujik Lake.]


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