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Queens County is located in the heart of the South Shore of Nova Scotia and covers 2761 km sq or 1066 square miles. As the southern gateway to the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere, we care about our pristine environment and are proud that nearly 20% of our county is protected.
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King James I (James VI of Scotland) claimed Nova Scotia in 1621 as part of the Kingdom of Scotland. "Nova Scotia" is in fact Latin for New Scotland. Our provincial capital is Halifax and our motto is Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers). Dubbed as "Canada's Ocean Playground" in 1972, visitors far and wide come for our vast coastline and breathtaking interior, our Maritime hospitality and, of course, the amazing seafood.
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Canada welcomes you! We are the second largest country in the world in land mass and we share the longest undefended border with the United States. Relatively young for a country, Canada reached a peaceful independence from Great Britain in 1867 when a federal dominion was formed through Confederation. A cultural mosaic, Canada is known the world over for its values, its dedication to peace and the abundance of unspoiled wilderness. With just over 33 million people occupying almost 10 million square kilometers, Canada is a country that allows you room to breathe. For more information on Canada, visit the Wikipedia entry or go to the Citizenship and Immigration site from the Government of Canada.
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Thomas Raddall Provincial Park covers 1,675 acres and is home to an interesting range of habitats. The wooded areas are home to many songbirds, osprey, eagles, deer, snowshoe hares, while the lakes and streams offer mink, otter and beaver. Particularly beautiful in the Fall. In addition to the walking and bicycle trails, the Park offers wooded campsites. The list of trails and their descriptions is found below.
Location: Port L'Hebert.
Directions: Drive west along Hwy 103 toward Yarmouth. Approximately 29km from Liverpool, there will be signage for the park on the left hand side of the road. Turn left on the Port L'Hebert Road and travel 8km to the park entrance. GPS Coordinates: 43.84462, -64.91958
Dates and rates: Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend, No Fee for Day Use
For your comfort and safety: Comfortable hiking boots or other sturdy footwear is recommended. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Remain on the established trails and obey all signs. Carry a first aid kit. Animals must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. Dress for the weather. Carry bug repellent, sunscreen, and drinking water. Pack in pack out.
Visitor Services: The office kiosk is open from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend. There are trail maps and park information available at the kiosk. Camping is available for a fee. Please check at the kiosk for availability. There are picnic tables, firepits, and washroom facilities available at the day use parking area.
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About an hour north of Liverpool, and twenty minutes north of Caledonia, sits 381 square kilometres of protected forest called "Keji" by locals. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is a outdoor enthusiast's dream, with endless hiking and biking trails giving you views of amazing wildlife and rare species. A popular choice is the Hemlocks and Hardwoods Hike, taking you past majestic Hemlocks, some several hundred years old. The list of trails and their descriptions is found below.
Location: Maitland Bridge
Directions: Take exit 19 off of Highway 103 and travel along Highway 8 for about an hour. The entrance to Kejimkujik is in the community of Maitland Bridge and is well marked with signs. GPS – Keji Visitor Centre: 44.438667, -65.208449
Dates and rates: Visitor Services open from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend. Visit www.pc.gc.ca for up to date admission fees.
Significant Features: Lakes, rivers, wildlife, Dark Sky Preserve, core of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere, Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs.
For your comfort and safety: You are responsible for your own safety. Parks Canada staff are ready to help you by assisting you with trip planning, and providing you with current information. Please contact Kejimkujik staff for guidance prior to your visit. Current information regarding changing weather conditions, fire hazards, trail conditions and ongoing maintenance, canoeing conditions, and animal activity is available at the Visitor Centre during open hours. Be prepared, you are in a natural environment. Planning your trip helps to ensure you comfort and safety and allows you to make adjustments in gear, timing, and goals as you flex with changing conditions. Be ready for the unexpected!
Visitor Services: The Visitor Centre is open from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend. During the fall and winter months visitor services will not be offered. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site will still be available for day use activities from sunrise to sunset. Hiking, bird watching and picnicking will continue to be available throughout the fall and winter. If the roads are closed due to severe weather please park at the Visitor Centre parking lot and begin your journey from there. There is no overnight camping or overnight parking available when the Visitor Centre is not open. Please check the Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site website for more information.
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