Picnicking is a very popular activity in PEI National Park. Come try our Perfect Picnic experience, or bring your own and enjoy in one of our many day use areas with picturesque scenery. 

The Perfect Picnic

Come connect with some of the most breathtaking landscapes PEI National Park has to offer while enjoying authentic island cuisine. The Perfect Picnic is a pick-up and go lunch for two, packaged in a Parks Canada picnic box provided by local businesses. 

How it works:

Simply place your order with the restaurant, pick up your picnic basket (with an optional Parks Canada picnic blanket) and either head to one of the 5 iconic locations within the PEI National Park or choose your own personal favourite.  

The restaurant: Pure Kitchen Catering, Prince Edward Island’s premier Farm to Table Catering Service. 

With a hyper-local 100 mile philosophy, Pure Kitchen is based in Charlottetown and sources seasonal foods from organic farmers, markets, fishers and foragers.

To order: Visit the Pure Kitchen Catering website

Please note: 
  • Orders can be placed at any time through the website, although customers must indicate the date for which the meals are requested. A minimum of 2 hours notice is required
  • Meals can be picked up between 9AM and 1PM at 84 Newland Cres. in Charlottetown. 
  • Meals can be delivered in the Charlottetown area, including Stratford and Cornwall through our local courier partner. Please indicate delivery when ordering along with the delivery address. Delivery hours are the same as pickup hours. Additional fees apply.

Plow Match Platter

  • Locally made cheeses
  • Locally cured and smoked meats
  • Freshly baked artisanal breads
  • Housemade mustard pickles and condiments
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bottled water
  • $22.50 per person + tax 

North Shore ‘Less is More’ Vegan and Gluten Free Picnic

  • Roasted PEI new potato salad with marinated local mushrooms, peas and fresh herbs
  • Anne's Land Green Salad with organic lettuces, French green beans, grilled vegetables, tomatoes, almond fauxmage, olives, and basil vinaigrette
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bottled water
  • $19.50 per person + tax

The Mariners Repast

  • Acadian bar clams and crackers
  • Smoked mackerel or salmon with onions, capers, lemon and dill
  • Traditional PEI potato salad with hard-cooked farm eggs
  • Locally made cheeses
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bottled water
  • $22.50 per person + tax


Iconic Picnic Locations in the PEI National Park:

Cavendish Grove - 8780 Rte. 6, Cavendish, PE
Why not plan a peaceful picnic in nature’s oasis on a sun-kissed clearing in the nearby trails.

Oceanview - 7726 Cawnpore Lane, Green Gables, PE
Enjoy the perfect picnic on top of a cliff overlooking our red island sandstone and endless miles of ocean.

Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site - 191 Haché Gallant Drive, Rocky Point, PE
The visitors love the place for its peaceful atmosphere, its breathtaking views of the harbor and its vast network of trails that await the awakening of the explorer slumbering in you. 

Brackley Beach - 4020 Brackley Point Road, Brackley Beach, PE
Spread a blanket in the sand and prepare for a lovely feast at the foot of the ocean.

Stanhope Beach - 828 Gulfshore Parkway, Stanhope, PE
Enjoy the scenic ocean vista from the cliff side picnic tables or feast waterside.  Accessibility mats at Stanhope provides beach access for various degrees of accessibility to create the perfect beach picnic.

Day Use Areas

Prince Edward Island National Park offers a wide-variety of picknicking facilities, including washrooms, kitchen shelters, and more. Playground equipment is also available at Stanhope Beach.

Please read below for opening and closing dates of picnic areas throughout the park.

Picnic Areas 2018

Stanhope Beach: May 14 - September 28

Stanhope Cape: June 11 - September 14

Cape Turner: June 11 - September 14

Oceanview: June 11 - September 14

Cavendish Grove: May 14 - September 28