Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

ShoreLINES: Heritage Notes from Parks Canada's Special Protected Places in PEI

ShoreLINES is a newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada’s activities and heritage places in Prince Edward Island.

Summer 2012

Prince Edward Island National Park Commemorates 75 years in 2012

For 75 years, Prince Edward Island National Park has been welcoming visitors from around the world. From the dramatic red sandstone cliffs and spectacular beaches in Cavendish to the pristine parabolic dunes in Greenwich, this small coastal park has captivated the hearts of all who experience its serene and tranquil beauty.

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Geocaching – A Modern Treasure Hunt

During PEI National Park’s 75th summer, visitors will have their choice of geocaching adventure! Geocaching is similar to an outdoor treasure hunt. The goal is to find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite navigation device called a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. These geocaching programs provide visitors with the opportunity to explore and discover the natural and cultural heritage protected in the park like never before!

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The Birthplace of Confederation Gets a Facelift

Province House National Historic Site will enter into the spotlight as we approach an anniversary important to Islanders and Canadians alike. In 2014, Province House will be the focal point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. Through these celebrations, the entire nation will have an opportunity to celebrate Canada and share in their understanding of Province House.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish

Green Gables Heritage Place is internationally known as the inspiration for the idyllic setting in author Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic and beloved book, Anne of Green Gables. Green Gables is located adjacent to the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish home. Together, the two sites form L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site. Green Gables house and the adjacent landscape have been decorated as Montgomery described in her novel, and they depict a typical Prince Edward Island farm of the late 1800s. A visit to this unique treasured place will allow you to experience the magic that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic and beloved book, Anne of Green Gables.

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Piping Plover

The Piping Plover, with its musical call and quick movements, is a lively reminder of our coastline’s fragile beauty. Each spring, this internationally endangered shorebird returns to Prince Edward Island. It nests on sandy beaches and uses gravel and broken seashells to help disguise the location of its eggs. Once hatched, Piping Plover chicks can run and forage for food within just a few hours of hatching!

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