Safety and guidelines

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Important bulletins

Important announcements, fire bans, rules, notifications, and active superintendent orders.

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside


Insects, poison ivy, blacklegged (deer) ticks, lyme disease, dog tick, bears, coyotes.

Visitor guidelines

Protected areas are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For general information on how to stay safe and a list of the 10 essential items you should bring when enjoying the outdoors visit AdventureSmart encourages people to "Get Informed & Go Outdoors." Heading outdoors? Leave a plan. With the NEW AdventureSmart Trip Plan app you can easily create trip plans and send them to your family and friends.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Kejimkujik, see the topics below:

Weather conditions

Weather, cold-related emergencies, ice safety, and heat-related emergencies

Current weather at Kejimkujik


Ticks, insects, poison ivy, coyotes, bears... You will not be alone in the wilderness

Drinking water

Tap water in Kejimkujik is tested regularly. However, if you are heading out to hike or paddle for the day, or planning a trip in the backcountry, you should carry water with you, or be prepared to purify any water which you take out of lakes, streams, or springs in Kejimkujik.

Safety at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Remember these points to ensure that you have a safe visit and to protect the wildlife at the Seaside...

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  • At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone.
  • You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places.
  • Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information.
  • Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Cellular phones

A cellular phone can be valuable for emergency use in Kejimkujik; however, you should never rely on using one. Cellular service in Keji will vary depending on your phone, your service provider, and your location. 

Pay phones

Pay phones are available at the Visitor Centre, throughout the campground, at Jake’s Landing and the Merrymakedge Beach Area.

Emergency Numbers

  • Police, Fire, Ambulance
    (emergency only) 911
  • Patrol/Security
  • Wildlife incidents/Wildfires
  • Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal, NS
  • Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, NS
  • South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, NS
Date modified :