Keji Southern Lakes Canoe Trip - 3 Day

Escape to Kejimkujik’s real solitude— in the southern lakes! Some of the national park’s finest campsites are tucked away amongst these hinterland lakes, where it’s entirely common to not see another paddler for the entire canoe trip. Sandy beaches and warm summertime swimming will relax you while slow sunsets and June fireflies create the backdrop for lifelong memories.

This fully-guided 3-day backcountry canoe tour is suited for folks who want more adventure in their summer. It involves 6-8 portages, some of which are challenging (you will earn bragging rights). It is more physically demanding than our other tours, but your sweat is not without rewards!

Join your guide at Jake’s Landing where you’ll have a quick lunch, repack your personal items in our waterproof bags and say farewell to running water and flushing toilets for a few days! We’ll pack our canoes and set off towards Minards Bay where we’ll push into solitude and bliss.

On our final day we’ll return to Jake’s Landing where your car or RV will be parked safely in our large parking lot. This trip is suitable for beginners and intermediate paddlers.

Fret not, we will provide you with clean drinking water (and one of our cool Whynot Adventure 1000ml/32oz water bottles), we won't make you share a tent with a stranger, the bugs are never so bad you won't have fun (July/August and September have little to no bugs!), and there are private outhouses at all the sites. Oh, and we take coffee seriously. It’s french press in the backcountry, with a locally roasted bean. We grind at the campsite for freshness.

Trip Includes:

Campsites Include:

tents (2 people/tent)

picnic table

sleeping bags

tent pads

thermarest sleeping mats

private outhouse

30L dry bag (1/guest)

stocked firewood

water purification system

iron fireplace with cooktop

mess kits (1/person)

kitchen equipment

gourmet menu

canoes (2/canoe)

safety equipment

Yikes! Spaces are filling up fast! 'Insert line here creating sense of urgency'... Nah, but seriously, we really want to go on a canoe trip with you!

Upcoming 2024 Dates:

  • July 28 - 30 (2 spaces left)
  • August 28 - 30

Don't see a date that fits your schedule? No problem. Simply click the link below and follow the prompts to submit an inquiry for availability and trip options through our "Guided Adventure - Custom Date Inquiry"

Driving Distances:

Halifax, NS ................................................. 2hrs 15mins

Baddeck, NS (Cape Breton) ....................... 5hrs 30mins

Digby, NS (Bay of Fundy) ............................1hr

Annapolis Royal, NS (Annapolis Valley) .... 45mins

Lunenburg, NS (South Shore) .................... 1hr 25mins

Start and End Location:

Whynot Adventure
Jake's Landing
1507 Main Park Way
Kejimkujik National Park
Nova Scotia, Canada

Start Time:

We ask our guests to arrive at Jake's Landing for roughly 10:30am

End Time:

We aim to have everyone back at Jake's Landing for roughly 2pm on the final day. Weather and group can affect the return time. We also can accommodate earlier return times for flights and ferries.



Activity Level:

Moderate, or 3+/5. Expect 6-9 hours of paddling and portaging. This trip includes 4-6 portages.


Backcountry tent camping (wilderness campsites, picnic table, firebox, pit privy)