2014 Special Events
Join us for a whole year’s worth of fun and exciting opportunities to experience the great outdoors on Prince Edward Island. More events will be added as details are confirmed, so check back through the season!
For more information about any of these events please call 902-672-6350. Schedule subject to change.
Special Events at PEI National Park
St. Peters Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming
Date: July 28-August 3, 2014
Location: Greenwich & St. Peters Bay
Parks Canada is proud to be part of the St. Peters Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming again this year. Take part in special programming happening at Greenwich throughout the week.
Date: August 12, 2014
Location: Cavendish Beach Complex
Young and young at heart will enjoy the Prince Edward Island National Park BioBlitz, where they will join park biologists and interpreters to make their own natural discoveries using monitoring and interactive techniques. The BioBlitz is a great opportunity to discover or rediscover the natural world and learn about which species call the ponds, forests and shores of the island home. Through a variety of fun and family-friendly activities, visitors will explore the four ecosystems in the park: the pond, the forest, the beach and the salt marsh.
Gran Fondo Prince Edward Island
Date: August 23, 2014
Location: PEI National Park
Gran Fondo PEI will take riders on three days of riding experiences. Created by Cycling PEI, this unique gran fondo takes participants through PEI National Park for spectacular views of sand dunes, barrier islands and sandspits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands and forests. For more information and to register visit: www.granfondo-pei.ca
Prince Edward Island Marathon
Date: October 19, 2014
Location: Brackley to Dalvay
Challenge yourself in the Prince Edward Island Marathon. The start line at Brackley Beach launches you into 12 kilometres of beautiful seaside landscapes. After winding past dunes, the Covehead Lighthouse and Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site you’ll find yourself along the Confederation Trail, heading for Charlottetown and the finish line at Province House National Historic Site. Join us for this Boston qualifier and one of the friendliest marathons around. To register or for additional information, please contact PEI Marathon.
Acadian National Feast Day
Date: August 10, 2014
Location: Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
This cultural celebration, featuring the richness of the Acadian culture as well as the historic ties between the Acadian and Mi’kmaq peoples presented in music, interpretation, and sacred ceremonies, is a free public event. Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the day!
Gold Cup and Saucer Parade
Date: August 15, 2014
Watch for Parka and the rest of the gang from Prince Edward Island National Park on the Parks Canada float in Charlottetown’s Gold Cup and Saucer parade, Atlantic Canada’s largest parade, part of PEI’s Old Home Week celebrations.
2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference – the event that led to Canadian Confederation. Year-long, province-wide celebrations will pay tribute to one of the most important events in our nation’s history...and you're invited! www.pei2014.ca/events