Parks Canada is committed to maximizing accessibility so that all visitors have the opportunity to enjoy Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. Prince Edward Island National Park provides public buildings, campgrounds, washrooms, and trails that are open and accessible to all members of the public.
Cavendish Beach, Brackley Beach and Stanhope Beach offer supervised swimming, accessible beach access, mobility mats, accessible washrooms and designated parking for those with limited mobility.
Mobility mats are special mat surfaces at the base of the beach entrance ramp, which stretch over the soft sand and give access to the hard-packed wet sand along the water’s edge. This creates an easy path of access for wheels of all kinds.
Beach wheelchairs will be available starting on July 2, 2020 at Stanhope Beach and Cavendish Beach.
Parks Canada offers two different wheelchairs to suit your desired beach activities. Sand wheelchairs have wider, softer tires, which easily navigate the uneven sand surface. Buoyant wheelchairs have a special design to allow the user to get right in the water.
Please note the following changes this season due to COVID-19 health restrictions:
- There are 3 wheelchairs (2 buoyant and 1 sand) available at each location and each one is reservable by 1 person per day.
- Each chair is available by reservation from 10 am to 5 pm daily, and a staff member will meet each reservation holder on site to provide the wheelchair at the beginning and end of each reservation.
- Please make reservations (minimum 2 days in advance) by calling 902-672-6350 or emailing email@example.com (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm).
Both Cavendish Campground and Stanhope Campground are accessible, and both locations have accessible washrooms and selected sites designated for those with limited mobility.
To reserve, call 1-877-737-3783 or visit reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca.
Gulf Shore Way East and Gulf Shore Way West trails are wheelchair accessible with smooth, even surfaces.
Accessible washrooms can be found at the following locations throughout the park:
- Cavendish Beach
- Cavendish Campground
- Stanhope Beach
- Brackley Beach
- Greenwich Beach
- Cape Turner
- Dalvay Trail House
In addition to these areas, the Greenwich Interpretation Centre is also fully accessible.