Kejimkujik National Park


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Kejimkujik National Park

(kĕj'əmko͞o`jĭk, kĕj'məko͞oj`), 140 sq mi (363 sq km), S central N.S., Canada, near Maitland Bridge; est. 1968. The park has a rolling landscape with numerous lakes and streams. Mi'kmaq petroglyphs are found there.

Kejimkujik National Park

Address:PO Box 236
Maitland Bridge, NS B0T1B0

Phone:902-682-2772
Fax:902-682-3367
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/kejimkujik
Size: 404 sq. km.
Established: 1967.
Location:Off Route 8 (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive), which traverses southwestern Nova Scotia between Liverpool and Annapolis Royal. The Seaside Adjunct is located off Hwy 103, 25 km southwest of Liverpool.
Facilities:Visitor center, 360 regular campsites (Jeremys Bay), primitive campsites, canoe and bicycle rental, boat launch, viewing tower.
Activities:Camping, hiking, canoeing (including guided trips), swimming, fishing, bicycling, guided walks, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park's numerous lakes and rivers afford some of the finest canoeing in eastern Canada. The Seaside Adjunct, a 22 sq km area on Nova Scotia's south shore, is noted for its abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. More than 200 species of birds can be found within Kejimkujik and the park is also the most important national park for reptiles in Atlantic Canada, featuring five species of snakes and three species of turtles.

See other parks in Nova Scotia.
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Other Dark Sky Preserves in Parks Canadas system of national parks and national historic sites include Elk Island National Park in Alberta; Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan; Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario; Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick; and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia.
Jacob wants a turn at being king of the castle, so his Gramps takes him on a camping trip to Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park. There, Jacob and Gramps find lots of hidden treasure fit for a king: emeralds (green of a hemlock's foliage), amber (eyes of a deer) and diamonds (stars in the sky).
Next day, after a night at the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa - and some famous Digby Scallops - it was off to Kejimkujik National Park for hiking and canoeing.
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A visitor's guide on Kejimkujik National Park, a park created in the late 1960s, communicated the National Parks Branch's new conception of national parks as representative examples of different natural regions of the country: 'There is a great variety of land forms in this immense country, and national parks have been created to preserve examples for you and for generations to come.
Some of these astronomy parks are based in previously established national parks, such as New Brunswick's Fundy National Park and Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park. The latter boasts some of the darkest skies in the maritime provinces and an aboriginal Sky Circle amphitheater that local star seekers call their "outdoor planetarium."
There is no doubt that the petroglyphs at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site are what attract the majority of visitors.
Visitors seeking more of a back to nature experience should head for the Kejimkujik National Park which is adorned with enough woods, lakes and forest trails to satisfy even the most adventurous outdoor types.
MEMORIAL SITE Many visitors to Peggy's Cove visit the Swissair crash memorial.; AUTUMN REFLECTIONS Kejimkujik National Park comes alive with bright colour as the Nova Scotia autumn sets in.; UPMARKET Blomidon Inn in Wolfville.
Loons in Kejimkujik National Park, located in southwestern Nova Scotia, contain the highest mercury concentrations in blood of any breeding loon population tested in North America.
Phil Taylor say loon chicks in Kejimkujik National Park in southwestern Nova Scotia are engaging in excessive preening, and don't ride on their parents' backs as often as normal.
To give but one example, Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia has been designated a National Historic Site because it is "a cultural landscape...which attests to 4000 years of Mi'kmaq occupancy...and includes petroglyph sites, fishing sites, hunting territories, travel routes, and burials..." (Canada, 1994).