Kejimkujik National Park (English Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, French Parc national et lieu historique national du Canada Kejimkujik ) is located in the province of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. It consists of two parts: the main car park ( 381 km ²) in the interior of the province and a neighboring park (22 km ² ) on the coast of the Atlantic. Kejimkujik National Park is the only national park in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, which is located inland. The park covers a total area of 403 km ².
The main part of the park is wooded with many lakes and rivers. In the time of the aborigines, the Micmacs these waterways were important canoe routes from around the Bay of Fundy to come to the Atlantic. The park is also home to some petroglyphs that time.
The part of the park on the Atlantic coast is lined with white sand beaches and wetland areas on the coast. Some endangered coastal birds, such as the Yellow-footed plover, found in this part of the park their home. In addition, can be in the main part including a variety of species of frogs and white-tailed deer and porcupines watch.
The park was named after the Kejimkujik Lake, the largest lake within the park. The name of the lake comes from the Mi'kmaq language and means " trying to escape " or " swollen waters". The park management translates the name from the Kejimkujik Mi'kmaq word " tired muscles ".
The park includes the rivers Mersey River, West River and Little River.
The site is designated in its entirety as light protection area ( Kejimkujik Dark Sky Preserve ) 2010.