Kejimkujik – Nova Scotia



Canoeing Kejimkujik Lake | Keji Seaside | Backcountry campsite #1


Date of Visit: July 23-24, 2017

How we got there: Drove from Yarmouth, NS. 1.5 hours hours to seaside section and another 1.25 further to the main part of the park.

Lodging: Backcountry Campsite #1


  • Backcountry Camping – We selected a campsite that was just 1km from the parking area, but it’s possible to hike many kilometers into the park for even more isolation. Each site has a fire ring, wood supply and an outhouse. Our site on the shore of Big Dam Lake was possibly the darkest and quietest place we’ve ever experienced. We had an incredible sunset viewpoint and could even see the milky way reflecting off the completely calm water.
  • Canoeing on Kejimkujik Lake – Canoe rentals are available from Keji Outfitters at Jake’s Landing. We paddled a few miles amongst islands in the inky black water.
  • Harbour Rocks Trail – 18km out-and-back hike in the Keji Seaside section.

Tips: If your route allows, also stop by the Seaside section of the park near Liverpool. Grab dinner and camping supplies from EJ’s Grill & General Store just outside the park.

Next time: Spend the night camping on an island in Kejimkujik Lake. Backcountry hiking in the further reaches of the park.