TRURO - The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia now have entry without charge to Kejimkujik National Park , Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Fortress of Louisbourg thanks to an interim arrangement recently signed by Parks Canada and the Nova Scotia Assembly of Mi'kmaq Chiefs.
Mi'kmaq may access this program by presenting their Indian status card at the local band office to receive a vehicle identifier. This identifier is for display in the vehicle when visiting either national park. At the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the card must be presented at the visitor reception centre for entry.
The identifier is available to 13 Mi'kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia and their members, and other Mi'kmaq who are on the General Indian List of Nova Scotia.
In addition to the entry without charge program, this arrangement will result in the establishment of advisory committees to plan and manage areas of common interest in the three historic sites.
The arrangement was negotiated through the Made in Nova Scotia Process, which brings together the federal and provincial governments and the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia.