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Kejimkujik National Park

Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park in Canada is an area containing historical sites covering periods from pre-colonial times to the present day.

Occupied for over 4,000 years, Kejimkujik National Park has been home to several indigenous peoples and the native Mi’kmaq have been living in the area for the last 2,000 years.

A number of rock carvings, or petroglyphs, can be seen today and reflect the life of the Mi’kmaq over the centuries. These can only be viewed as part of a guided walk of Kejimkujik National Park.

From around 1820, European settlers began to arrive in the area and many industries grew up including farming, logging and gold mining. A number of sites from this era can be viewed, including sawmills, pits and mining cabins.

 

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