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Keji closing in advance of Hurricane Dorian; campers being asked to leave

RCMP and search and rescue teams used a spot at Kejimkujik National Park as a command post in their search for a missing man late in the afternoon on July 2. Earlier in the day they found the man's nine-year-old daughter. The two were reported missing at suppertime July 1 when they didn't return from a canoeing trip from Milford House started several days earlier.
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik Seaside will be closed as of 7 p.m., Sept. 6 until further notice. The closure is a precaution as Hurricane Dorian heads towards Nova Scotia. - Lawrence Powell
MAITLAND BRIDGE, N.S. —

Keji is closing for the storm.

“In anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Dorian, Parks Canada advises visitors of the temporary closure of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik Seaside beginning this evening, Friday, Sept. 6 until further notice,” a media release said.

The release said Parks Canada is carefully monitoring the situation and the closure will be re-assessed as appropriate.

“As a precaution, the entirety of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik Seaside will be closed as of 7 p.m. on Friday,” it said. “Visitors and campers inside the park will be asked to leave and new visitors will not be allowed to enter. Guests with pre-existing camping reservations will be contacted and will be refunded their accommodation fee.”

Parks Canada said visitor safety is of the utmost importance and the closure will remain in place until conditions are safe. It said the closure will will be re-assessed Sunday.

Parks Canada is also carefully monitoring any possible impacts on other national parks and national historic sites in the region. Parks Canada will be updating its website www.pc.gc.ca/keji and Facebook page www.facebook.com/kejimkujik, but given the possibility of power outages, we ask visitors to contact sites directly before visiting in the coming days.

For more information, contact the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

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