Prince Edward Island National Park is open for you to enjoy with most facilities open from mid-May to mid-October every year. Full services are available in July and August. Limited services are available in May and June and again in September and October.

Park kiosks and gates will be open from June 10 to September 6.
For information about passes and admission prices: Fees

Park washrooms are now open, with COVID-19 mitigations and cleaning protocols in place. Shower facilities in day-use area complexes remain closed at this time.

Visitor Information Centre

PEI National Park employees

Greenwich Interpretation Centre

Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, 
June 10 to September 15, 2021. 

Location: 59 Wild Rose Road,
Greenwich, Prince Edward Island. 

Beaches

PEI National Park beaches

There are numerous spectacular beaches located within PEI National Park from Cavendish to Greenwich. To access these beaches, all boardwalks and stairs will be installed from the Victoria Day weekend in May to late September every year.

 For more information: Swimming and beach activities

Check out PEI Now: Park Updates for surf conditions, posted daily by approximately 11 am from July 1 to Labour Day.

Cavendish Beach: June 29 to September 6, 10 am to 6 pm daily

Cavendish Campground Beach: June 30 to August 29, 11 am to 5 pm daily

Brackley Beach: June 29 to September 6, 10 am to 6 pm daily

Stanhope Beach: June 30 to August 29, 11 am to 6 pm daily

Ross Lane Beach: June 30 to August 22, 11 am to 5 pm daily

Greenwich Beach: June 30 to August 22, 11 am to 6 pm daily

2021 Beach information and hours of operation

Picnic Areas

PEI National Park camping areas

 

 

Picnicking is a very popular activity in PEI National Park. Bring your own and enjoy in one of our many day-use areas with picturesque scenery.

 

 

Cavendish - North Rustico region

Cape Turner: June 8 to September 10
Cavendish Beach: 
May 11 to September 24
Cavendish Grove: 
May 11 to September 24
North Rustico: 
June 8 to September 10

Brackley - Dalvay region

Brackley Beach: May 11 to September 24
Ross Lane: May 11 to September 24
Stanhope Beach: May 11 to September 24
Stanhope Cape: June 8 to September 10

Greenwich region

Greenwich Beach: June 8 to September 10
Greenwich Trails: May 18 to September 24

Trails

PEI National Park trails

There are many scenic trails located within Prince Edward Island National Park, each with its own unique features. The trails vary in length as well as in sight and sound.

Hiking and cycling are popular activities on our trails.

 

 

Farmlands Trail
Length: 2.9 km
Difficulty: Easy
Starts 2 km east of Stanhope, to the south of the Gulf Shore Parkway.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Archaeological Site

Bubbling Springs
Length: 2.5 km
Difficulty: Easy
Starts 2 km east of Stanhope, to the south of the Gulf Shore Parkway.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout


Gulf Shore Way East
Length: 10 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Trailheads located at Brackley Beach Complex and Dalvay Crescent.
Features: Wheelchair Access

R.I.T.S. (Robinsons Island Trail System)
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Starts at Robinsons Island Trailhead.
Features: Lookout/Birdwatching, Pump Track, Mountain Bike Features

Gulf Shore Way West
Length: 8.5 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Trailheads located at North Rustico and at Cawnpore Lane (Oceanview Lookoff)
Features: Wheelchair Access

Cavendish Dunelands
Length: 2.3 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Starts at Oceanview Lookoff or Cavendish Beach.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Homestead Trail
Length: 6.7 or 8.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Starts just at the entrance of Cavendish Campground
Features: Interpretive Panels

Clark’s Lane Trail
Length: 0.8 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Starts at Cavendish Grove.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Cavendish Beach Trail
Length: 1.1 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Starts at Cavendish Grove or Cavendish Beach.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Tlaqatik
Length: 4.8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout

Havre Saint Pierre
Length: 1.1 km
Difficulty: Easy
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Wheelchair Access, Interpretive Panels, Lookout

Greenwich Dunes**
Length: 4.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout/Birdwatching

Haunted Wood**
Length: 0.9 km
Difficulty: Easy
Located at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Balsam Hollow**
Length: 0.8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Located at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Features: Interpretive Panels

**HIKING ONLY

Schedule subject to change. For more information please call 902-672-6350.

Trail locations and information

Camping

Camping in PEI National Park

Cavendish Campground: June 8 to September 26, 2021. 

Stanhope Campground: June 8 to September 6, 2021. 

For more information on camping in PEI National Park: Camping

Winter Access

PEI National Park winter access areas

While Prince Edward Island National Park will remain open for Islanders and other visitors to continue to enjoy, facilities in the park will be closed between Thanksgiving Day (mid-October) and Victoria Day (mid-May).

Parks Canada will continue to clear snow from the Gulf Shore Parkway between Cavendish and North Rustico and between Brackley and Dalvay to allow access. For more information: Winter activities

Please note: There will be limited emergency service provided by Parks Canada.

  • Dalvay Parking Lot (beside beach)
  • Greenwich (Visitor Information Centre)
  • Bubbling Springs / Farmlands Trail
  • Ross Lane
  • Shaws Beach
  • North Rustico Beach
  • Macneills Brook

Parking areas cleared off in winter

Parks Canada will not be grooming cross-country ski trails, monitoring and removing felled trees from trails, maintaining beach accesses or maintaining Dalvay Lake for skating. Washroom facilities and warm-up shelters will remain closed.

The PEI National Park trail system is available for exploration, but trails will not be groomed or maintained throughout the winter. Visitors are welcome to explore the park by foot, snowshoe or skis, view wildlife, and participate in other preferred winter activities, but should be reminded that they are responsible for their own safety. For more information: Winter safety