Spend your Thanksgiving at Keji
On Thanksgiving weekend visitors can soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year.
According to Parks Canada interpreter officer Ashley Moffat, the Thanksgiving event has been held for more than a dozen years. She says it is a great place to spend the holiday and a last blast for anyone wanting to camp in the park. Sites in the back country and main campgrounds are only available until Oct. 30.
From Oct. 6 to 8, there is a wide array of free activities including petroglyph tours, group campfires and the ever popular pumpkin carving contest, haunted jaunt, and annual cold turkey swim.
Campers are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin and enter it into the carving contest. From there, the top 10 sites are chosen. Visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite pumpkin at the spooky campfire Saturday night. Even if you are not at the park, you can still participate by voting online on the Friends of Keji Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded Sunday night at the campfire circle.
The cold turkey swim takes place on Sunday at Kedge Beach in Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Hot apple cider will be provided afterwards by the Friends of Keji association.
You do not need to be a camper to participate in any of these free events, says Moffat. Parking is available at the P1 or P2 of campground parking lots for day guests.
Moffat says attendance has grown to about 1,000 people. She says it’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family to enjoy the cool crisp air.
“This is an excellent Canada 150 event for those who want to continue the celebration,” Moffat said.
For more information download the new free Parks Canada mobile app to find out about events and help plan your trip, or call 902-682-2772 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/keji.