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Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

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Harper Government announces new investments in Prince Edward Island National Park and National Historic Sites

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced infrastructure investments totalling $24 million in several Parks Canada projects across Prince Edward Island National Park, as well as at Green Gables Heritage Place and Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site.

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Prince Edward Island National Park Surf Guard Competition

Come out to Brackley Beach on Saturday, July 25th, at 7 p.m. to watch Prince Edward Island National Park Surf Guards demonstrate their life-saving skills in the annual Surf Guard Competition. The event includes running, swimming, paddling, simulated rescues with boards and cans, and other important skills. This year’s competition will coincide with National Drowning Prevention week: July 19th–25th.

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Parks Day!

Parks Canada invites Canadians to join them on Saturday, July 18th to celebrate Parks Day in Prince Edward Island National Park. Special activities include the Great Island Sandcastle Competition at Brackley Beach, where visitors can create sand sculptures of all shapes and sizes in this fun, family-friendly event.

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2015 trail information

  • Please note that Parks Canada staff is hard at work getting our trails ready in order to meet our opening dates. However, some trails may be delayed in opening on time due to the harsh winter weather conditions we experienced this year. Please check with our Web site for up-to-date notices on trail info.
  • Parks Canada wishes to advise that the Woodlands trail and the Reeds & Rushes trail in Dalvay, Prince Edward Island National Park will be closed until further notice. This closure is in effect to facilitate upgrades to the park’s wastewater infrastructure. For more information, please contact us.

Cruise the Coastline


The Gulf Shore Parkway in Brackley-Dalvay is an 11km trail that winds through coastal dunescapes and past Covehead Lighthouse, three supervised beaches and bustling Covehead Harbour and on to Dalvay-by-the-Sea. Returning for 2015 is the Parks Canada Coastal Cruiser! These 4 wheeled bikes are a fun new way for families and groups to tour PEI National Park at a leisurely pace.

There is a 2-person model and 4-person model available for rent, as well as a 2-person tram that can be attached to either model. Each Coastal Cruiser provides seating for two small children in the front, features independent pedaling systems and gears, as well as a colourful canopy to keep you shaded on your ride.

Rent your Coastal Cruiser for $40 per half-day from Stanhope Campground. Call 902-672-6350 for more information.

Beach use reminder

Dog owners! A gentle reminder that PEI National Park beaches go pet-free April 1-Oct. 15 every year. Thanks for your cooperation! » More information...

Ecological restoration projects in Prince Edward Island National Park

Parks Canada received funding under a special project to improve ecological health in Prince Edward Island National Park and national historic sites in Prince Edward Island. Parks Canada is pleased to invest ...
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You're Invited

Join us at one of our many special events in the park!
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