Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly.

Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be managed will be available for visitation. We are asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe travel restrictions, respect closures, follow the guidance of public health experts, and to make every effort to keep one another safe.

Opening details will differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Parks Canada and COVID-19 (updated May 27, 2020)

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.

Being outdoors and in nature brings a number of health and wellness benefits., It is important that people have access to natural spaces where they can go to get exercise and fresh air in settings that facilitate physical distancing.

On June 1, 2020, Parks Canada will begin a safe, gradual opening of some outdoor locations in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

This means:

  • Starting June 1, visitors will be permitted to access some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations. Until then, all suspensions of visitor services and closures of facilities announced in March remain in place.
  • For their own safety, visitors should not try to access locations that are closed.
  • All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events will be prohibited until further notice. All existing reservations set to take place prior to June 21, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

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 on June 1 (updated May 25)

Cavendish to North Rustico

  • Cavendish Beach
  • Homestead Trail
  • Cavendish Grove grounds and trails
  • 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

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)
  • Dalvay Beach 
  • Covehead Beach and Lighthouse

Greenwich:

  • Greenwich Dunes Trail (partial)
  • Tlaqatik Trail
  • Havre Saint-Pierre Trail
What’s closed (updated May 25)

Cavendish to North Rustico

  • Washrooms, change rooms and other amenities
  • Cavendish Campground
  • Flat Rock
  • Cape Turner
  • Orby Head 
  • North Rustico upper parking lot

Brackley to Dalvay:

  • Washrooms change rooms and other amenities
  • Brackley gate entrance to PEI National Park
  • Gulf Shore Parkway East (from Brackley to Bayshore and from Bayshore to Ross Lane)
  • Robinsons Island Road and Robinsons Island Trail System
  • Brackley Beach
  • Shaw’s Beach
  • Stanhope Beach
  • Stanhope Cape Beach 
  • Ross Lane Beach
  • Stanhope Campground

Greenwich:

  • Greenwich Beach
  • Washrooms
  • Greenwich Interpretation Centre
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.

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