Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to have to wait for help to arrive. Emergency response may be extremely delayed due to COVID–19.

Kejimkujik is a great destination for hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), picnicking, and stargazing. As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik in spring will be very different from your summer experience. Access is available at your own risk. 

Be prepared

You are responsible for your own safety. Be prepared for changing weather conditions, be aware of hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.

Visit AdventureSmart for tips on how to prepare for your favourite activity.


Hiking and biking:
Hiking Biking
  • Note that trails are not maintained or patrolled at this time of year.
  • You may encounter washed out or flooded sections, and/or downed trees.
  • For more information about specific trails, please visit the hiking page or the biking page.
Canoeing Kayaking
  • When paddling at this time of year, keep in mind the following seasonal hazards:
    • cold water, near-zero air temperatures and strong winds (risk of hypothermia)
    • higher than normal water levels and strong currents on the rivers
  • Note that navigational aids may not be fully in place yet (e.g. buoys, portage markers, etc.)
  • The Mill Falls picnic shelter is available for day use.
  • Firewood for the wood stove will be sold at the shelter. Please bring lighting materials.
  • To contain the spread of invasive pests, bringing in firewood or kindling from outside of Kejimkujik is prohibited.
  • There is no electricity in the shelter.
  • The picnic shelter at Merrymakedge P1 is locked until the spring.
  • Experience the star-studded beauty of Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve!
  • Merrymakedge Beach provides a stunning view of southern skies.
  • Due to the construction in the Jeremy’s Bay campground, the Sky Circle will not be accessible until May 21, 2021.
  • Camping is available from May 21 to October 30, 2021. 
  • The Jeremy’s Bay campground area, including Jim Charles Point, is closed to visitors and unsafe for entry as it is an active construction site. 
  • Learn more about the campground improvements.


  • The Big Dam Road (to the north) and Eel Weir Road (to the south) are open.
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available at the visitor centre parking lot. Consult PlugShare for details.
Pit privies
  • All washrooms are closed until May 21, 2021.
  • Pit privies are available at Mill Falls, Big Dam, the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot, Jake’s Landing, Merrymakedge P1, and Merrymakedge P4.
  • Not all of these privies are serviced in spring, so please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

More information

  • 902-682-2770, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm