While Prince Edward Island National Park will remain open for Islanders and other visitors to continue to enjoy, facilities in the park will be closed between Thanksgiving Day and Victoria Day.

Parks Canada will continue to clear snow from the Gulf Shore Parkway between Cavendish and North Rustico and between Brackley and Dalvay to allow access, and a number of parking areas will be kept cleared for parking. However, Parks Canada will not be grooming cross-country ski trails, monitoring and removing felled trees from trails, maintaining beach accesses or maintaining Dalvay Lake for skating. Washroom facilities and warm-up shelters will remain closed. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no emergency service provided by Parks Canada.

Trail users can continue to use the cross-country ski trails by breaking their own trail and visitors can continue to explore and enjoy the park, by hiking, showshoeing, cycling, viewing wildlife or doing other activities. Anyone exploring the national park in the winter is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards found in the park.

Parking areas cleared in winter:

  • Dalvay Parking Lot (beside beach)
  • Greenwich (Visitor Information Centre)
  • Bubbling Springs / Farmlands Trail
  • Ross Lane
  • Shaws Beach
  • North Rustico Beach
  • Macneills Brook

We hope that you will continue to experience our country’s great natural and cultural heritage through visits to Prince Edward Island National Park as well as to other national parks and national historic sites that Parks Canada is proud to protect and present for all time.

For more information, please call 902-672-6350.

For safety tips: Winter safety