October 4, 2019

Homestead and Cavendish Dunelands trails re-open in PEI National Park

The Homestead and Cavendish Dunelands trails in Prince Edward Island National Park have now re-opened following a temporary closure due to damage sustained during the post-tropical storm Dorian. While cosmetic work is still ongoing, the trail is now safe for use.

The following trails are open in PEI National Park:

Homestead trail (Cavendish)
Cavendish Dunelands trail
Cavendish Grove and associated trails (Cavendish Beach and Clarks Lane trails)
Portions of the Gulf Shore Way West trail (Cavendish – North Rustico)*
All trails in the Brackley-Dalvay sections of PEI National Park*
Robinsons Island trail system
Haunted Wood trail at Green Gables Heritage Place
All trails at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
All trails at Greenwich in PEI National Park

*Note that portions of three trails - the Gulf Shore Way West trail at MacKenzies Brook, as well as the Farmlands and Bubbling Springs trails - have been temporarily closed for infrastructure work as was previously announced. Visitors are advised to exercise caution, respect all on-site signage and closures, and to follow instructions from on-site Parks Canada’s staff or contractors.

The following closures still remain in effect:

Cavendish Campground
Stanhope Campground
Balsam Hollow and Lover’s Lane** trails at Green Gables Heritage Place

** Please note: a small portion of Lovers Lane has been opened to allow for photographs. Visitors are reminded to respect on-site signage and closures on this trail to ensure safety.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation in this matter.
 
For more information, please call the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888 (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

September 20, 2019

Robinsons Island trails and road re-open in PEI National Park

Robinsons Island Road and the Robinsons Island Trail System in Prince Edward Island National Park have now re-opened following a temporary closure due to damage sustained during the post-tropical storm Dorian.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888 (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.


September 17, 2019

Haunted Wood trail re-opens at Green Gables Heritage Place

The Haunted Wood trail at Green Gables Heritage Place is now open, following a closure due to damage during the post-tropical storm Dorian at Parks Canada’s places on Prince Edward Island.

Other Green Gables trails, including Lover’s Lane and Balsam Hollow, remain closed until further notice.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888 (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.


September 13, 2019

Damage assessment of Parks Canada's places in PEI post-Dorian

Parks Canada has finished its assessment of the damage caused by the post-tropical storm Dorian at Parks Canada’s places on Prince Edward Island. The following is an update of conditions as of Friday, September 13, 2019.

The following locations are now open:

  • Green Gables House and Visitor Centre (Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 31);
  • Access to Cavendish Main Beach;
  • Access to Ross Lane Beach;
  • Gulf Shore Way East trail (Brackley – Dalvay);
  • Gulf Shore Way West trail (Cavendish – North Rustico). Note that a portion of this trail will be closed for infrastructure work at MacKenzies Brook, beginning on September 15, as was previously scheduled;
  • All trails at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site;
  • All trails at Greenwich in PEI National Park. The Greenwich Dunes Trail is open, however access over the dune at the end of the trail is barricaded until the sand ladder is repaired.

The following closures remain in effect:

  • Cavendish Campground will remain closed for the remainder of the year by order of the Superintendent, which will be strictly enforced for safety reasons;
  • Stanhope Campground is closed for the season;
  • All trails at Green Gables Heritage Place (Balsam Hollow, Haunted Wood, and Lover’s Lane) will remain closed until further notice;
  • Other than the Gulf Shore Way East and Gulf Shore Way West, all t rails in the Cavendish-North Rustico and Brackley-Dalvay sections of PEI National Park will remain closed until further notice;
  • Robinsons Island Road and Trail System in PEI National Park remain closed until further notice.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888 (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.


September 11, 2019

Trails reopen at Greenwich, PEI National Park and Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Trails have reopened to the public at Greenwich in PEI National Park and at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site in Rocky Point. The Greenwich Dunes Trail is open, however access over the dune at the end of the trail is barricaded until the sand ladder is repaired.

Trails at both locations have undergone safety evaluations and fallen trees have been removed. There are still some remaining Parks Canada’s site closures in PEI as a result of Hurricane Dorian, specifically:

  • Cavendish Campground will remain closed for the remainder of the year due to damage sustained during Hurricane Dorian;
  • Stanhope Campground is closed for the season, as per regular scheduled season end;
  • All trails at Green Gables Heritage Place will remain closed until safety assessments have been completed;
  • Trails in the Cavendish-North Rustico and Brackley-Dalvay sections of PEI National Park will remain closed until safety assessments have been completed;
  • Robinsons Island Road in Brackley, PEI National Park remains closed until further notice;
  • The Greenwich Interpretive Centre will close for the season on Thursday, September 12, 2019, as planned.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. Closures will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada’s national information line at 1-888-773-8888 (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.


September 9, 2019

Some facilities re-open in PEI National Park

September 9, 2019 – Parks Canada wishes to provide the public with an update on the status of some PEI National Park facilities. Some locations remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Dorian, while others will reopen today, September 9, 2019.

New updates:

  • Grahams Lane in Cavendish, PEI National Park, is open.
  • Access to Cavendish Main Beach is open.
  • Washroom facilities remain closed at Cavendish Main Beach.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

Some closures remain in place at Parks Canada sites in PEI

September 9, 2019 – Parks Canada wishes to provide the public with an update on the operational status of its sites in Prince Edward Island. Some locations remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Dorian, while others will reopen today, September 9, 2019.

Here are the details of site openings/closures:

  • Green Gables Heritage Place will reopen at 12PM noon ADT. The trails at Green Gables will remain closed until a safety assessment has been completed.
  • Greenwich Interpretation Center and beach complex in PEI National Park will reopen at 12PM noon ADT.
  • Cavendish Campground will remain closed for the remainder of the year due to damage sustained during Hurricane Dorian.
  • Stanhope Campground is closed for the season, as per regular scheduled operations.
  • All trails administered by Parks Canada in PEI, including those throughout PEI National Park, at Green Gables Heritage Place and Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site will remain closed until safety assessments have been completed.

The following is a road closure update:

  • Robinsons Island Road in Brackley, PEI National Park remains closed until further notice.
  • Both Grahams Lane and Hammies Lane in Cavendish, PEI National Park remain closed to everyone except residents and emergency vehicles, to allow for the removal of fallen trees.
  • Churchill Avenue in North Rustico, PEI National Park is now open.
  • Gulf Shore Parkway East from Brackley – Covehead, PEI National Park is now open.
  • Wild Rose Road in Greenwich, PEI National Park will reopen at 12PM noon ADT.
  • Haché Gallant Lane, Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is now open.


Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. Parks Canada greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in this matter.

For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations, please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

Photos of Cavendish Campgound (PDF, 199 KB): Cavendish Campground main entrance road; one of the Cavendish Campground sites. 


September 8, 2019

All closures remain in place at Parks Canada sites in PEI

September 8, 2019 – Parks Canada wishes to advise the public that all of its sites in Prince Edward Island will remain closed until further notice. Some PEI National Park and National Historic Site roads also remain closed to non-emergency traffic. There will be a further announcement by noon on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Here are the details of the sites closures:

  • Green Gables Heritage Place, including the buildings, grounds and trails
  • Stanhope and Cavendish campgrounds
  • All trails in PEI National Park and at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
  • Greenwich Interpretation Centre

Here is a listing of road closures:

  • Wild Rose Road in Greenwich, PEI National Park
  • Robinsons Island Road in Brackley, PEI National Park
  • Grahams Lane in Cavendish, PEI National Park
  • Hammies Lane in Cavendish, PEI National Park
  • Haché Gallant Lane, Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. Winds remain high along the coast, resulting in a significant storm surge. Parks Canada advises the public to stay off beaches, boardwalks, and dune crossings and away from the coast to avoid the safety risks associated with the aftermath of this storm.

Visitors are also asked to avoid the Cavendish area of PEI National Park due to storm damage. Crews are currently conducting assessments of damage. This closure will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. 

Visitor cooperation is truly appreciated. For updates about the status of Green Gables Heritage Place, please call: 902- 963-7874. For updates about the Greenwich Interpretation Centre, please call: 902-961-2154. 
   
For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

 

September 7, 2019

Closure at Greenwich, PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place

September 7, 2019 – In anticipation of an upcoming storm, Parks Canada advises visitors of site closures as of 2 p.m. ADT September 7 at the Greenwich Interpretation Centre in PEI National Park and at Green Gables Heritage Place.  Parks Canada is carefully monitoring the situation and the closure will be re-assessed as appropriate. 
 
Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. This closure will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. For updates about the status of Green Gables Heritage Place, please call: 902- 963-7874. For updates about the Greenwich Interpretation Centre, please call: 902-961-2154. Parks Canada is also carefully monitoring any possible impacts on other national parks and national historic sites in the region. 
 
For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.

Road closures to non-emergency traffic in PEI National Park

September 7, 2019 – In anticipation of an upcoming storm, Parks Canada advises visitors of the following PEI National Park road closures to non-emergency traffic: 

  • In North Rustico from the corner of Church Hill Avenue and Gulf Shore Parkway West (national park entrance);
  • In Brackley from the Brackley Beach entrance to PEI National Park on Route 15 along the Gulf Shore Parkway East to the Covehead Wharf; and 
  • In Greenwich at Wild Rose Road.

Parks Canada is carefully monitoring the situation and the closures will be re-assessed as appropriate. 

As a precaution, these road closures are effective as of 5:00 p.m. ADT except for Wild Rose Road in Greenwich which is now closed. 

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. This closure will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. Parks Canada is also carefully monitoring any possible impacts on other national parks and national historic sites in the region. 

For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at
1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100. 


September 6, 2019

Closure of campgrounds and trails in PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place

September 6, 2019 - In anticipation of an upcoming storm, Parks Canada would like to advise visitors of the closures of Stanhope and Cavendish Campgrounds in PEI National Park and all trails in PEI National Park, Green Gables Heritage Place and Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site.  

As a precaution, all camping accommodations and visitor services at Stanhope and Cavendish Campgrounds will be closed on Saturday, September 7 at 11 a.m. ADT. Stanhope Campground will be closed for the season. The closure at Cavendish Campground will remain in place until conditions are safe, and will be re-assessed as the situation progresses. Guests with pre-existing reservations have been contacted and will be refunded their accommodation fee. 

Robinsons Island Road will be closed the evening of Friday, September 6, in anticipation of the storm.  In addition, all trails administered by Parks Canada on PEI will be closed the morning of Saturday, September 7, due to the safety concern of falling trees and branches. Parks Canada is carefully monitoring the situation and the closures will be re-assessed as appropriate. Trails will be re-opened once the storm has passed and crews have safely conducted a hazard assessment.  

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. Parks Canada advises the public to stay off beaches and away from the cliffs in PEI National Park during severe weather to avoid the safety risks associated with the high winds, heavy rains and storm surge warnings that are forecast.   

Parks Canada will be monitoring the conditions at Green Gables Heritage Place and the Greenwich Interpretation Centre throughout the storm. These sites may close during the storm, depending on local conditions and power outages. For updates about the status of Green Gables Heritage Place, please call: 902- 963-7874. For updates about the Greenwich Interpretation Centre, please call: 902-961-2154. 

For more information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888. (Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-787-6221) for updates on closures. For campground reservations please visit www.pccamping.ca or call -877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). For emergencies, please call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.