The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.

We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places and areas that are closed.

Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

We continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, and avalanche control, among others.

Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a Parks Canada place, you may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend.

An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.

Important information about your visit to PEI National Park

Starting on June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will offer limited access and visitor services in PEI National Park.

Please note: The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance and we are following the advice and guidance of public health authorities in resuming visitor access and services. Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be mitigated will be available for visitation.

What’s open (updated July 2)

Cavendish to North Rustico 

  • Cavendish Beach (with beach supervision from July 1 to September 7, 10 am to 6 pm daily)
  • Homestead Trail
  • Cavendish Grove grounds and trails
  • Cavendish Dunelands Trail
  • Clark's Lane Trail
  • Gulf Shore Parkway West
  • Gulf Shore Parkway West pull offs for beach access
  • Gulf Shore Way multi-use trail
  • North Rustico Beach and lower parking lot
  • Oceanview
  • Flat Rock
  • Orby Head
  • Cape Turner
  • Washrooms: 10 am to 6 pm daily at Cavendish Beach and Cape Turner
  • Graham's Lane kiosk 

Brackley to Dalvay 

  • Gulf Shore Parkway East from Dalvay to Farmlands and Bubbling Springs Trails
  • Farmlands and Bubbling Springs Trails
  • Brackley-Dalvay Gulf Shore Way multi-use trail (cyclists/hikers only)
  • Bayshore gate entrance to PEI National Park
  • Dalvay Beach 
  • Covehead Beach and Lighthouse
  • Gulf Shore Parkway East
  • Brackley kiosk
  • Robinsons Island Road and Robinsons Island Trail System
  • Brackley Beach (with beach supervision from July 1 to September 7, 10 am to 6 pm daily)
  • Stanhope Cape Beach
  • Washrooms: 10 am to 6 pm daily at Brackley and Dalvay Trailhouse
  • Stanhope Beach (with beach supervision from July 1 to August 31, 11 am to 6 pm daily)
  • Stanhope Campground
    Please note: For the 2020 season, Stanhope Campground will begin a gradual opening on July 2. For more information: Camping.

Greenwich 

  • Greenwich Dunes Trail 
  • Tlaqatik Trail
  • Havre Saint-Pierre Trail
  • Trailhead washrooms: 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • Greenwich Interpretation Centre: 9 am to 5 pm daily. 
  • Greenwich Beach (with beach supervision from July 1 to August 23, 11 am to 6 pm daily)
  • Change rooms
  • Universal washroom 
  • Outdoor shower
What’s closed (updated July 2)

Cavendish to North Rustico

  • Washrooms, change rooms and other amenities
    (except for Cavendish Beach and Cape Turner washrooms, open June 15)
  • Cavendish Campground
  • North Rustico upper parking lot

Brackley to Dalvay

  • Washrooms, change rooms and other amenities
    (except for Brackley and Dalvay Trailhouse washrooms, open June 15)
  • Shaw’s Beach
  • Ross Lane Beach

Greenwich

  • Washrooms (except for trailhead washrooms and universal washroom) 
Camping during COVID-19

The camping experience at PEI National Park will be different than previous years.

For the 2020 season, Stanhope Campground will begin a gradual opening on July 2. Cavendish Campground will not be opening for the season. For more information: Camping.

Your safety when visiting

Anyone exploring the national park 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.

Stay informed