Stars, planets, and cultural traditions

Welcome to Nova Scotia’s darkest sky and brightest stars. Kejimkujik invites you to experience the astronomical depth of its Dark-Sky Preserve. Gaze at brilliant celestial bodies and discover how stars have inspired centuries of story, song, and legend.

Experience Kejimkujik at Night!


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

[Sunset views at Kejimkujik on the lake and from the ground.]

[Family of four unpacking the Kejimkujik Dark Sky kit containing binoculars, a Night Sky Guide, and a star finder.]

[Sun dropping below tree line around Kejimkujik Lake.]

[Sunset on Kejimkujik Lake seen from behind two canoes.]

[Family of four running across a bridge crossing the Mersey River.]

[As darkness falls, the family of four watches people canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding under the bridge with lit lanterns on their boats/boards.]

[A campfire is being made.]

[People are sitting around the campfire as people are dancing and telling stories.]

[People are lighting and carrying lanterns through the forest on a guided night tour.]

[Family of four is looking at the stars through a telescope.]

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[A shooting star crossing a stary night sky.]

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Guided experiences

Outdoor shows ponder extraterrestrial life and interstellar phenomena alongside incredible imagery, music, and stories.

Night hikes and campfire programs examine how artificial light affects humans and wildlife, as well as the value of these Dark-Sky Preserves.

Occasional night-time canoe excursions offer a truly magical night-sky perspective.