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.

Visitor Information Centres

PEI National Park employees

Greenwich Interpretation Centre

9 am to 5 pm daily.
(Please note: the exhibits and film remain closed). 

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 September 30 every year.

 For more information: Swimming and beach activities


Cavendish Beach
July 1 to September 7, 10 am to 6 pm.

Brackley Beach
July 1 to September 7, 10 am to 6 pm.
Please note: The supervised swimming area will be expanded and additional surfguard resources will be reallocated to this beach.

Stanhope Beach
July 1 to August 30, 11 am to 6 pm.
Please note: Additional resources will be reallocated to Stanhope Beach to allow for more mobile response to support rescues at adjacent beaches.  

Greenwich Beach
July 1 to August 23, 11 am to 6 pm.  

Beach information and hours of operation

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.

 

 

Woodlands Trail
CLOSED until further notice

Reeds and Rushes Trail
CLOSED until futher notice

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

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 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.

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

Parking areas cleared off in winter

However, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no emergency service provided by Parks Canada. Trail users can continue to use the cross-country ski trails by breaking their own trail and visitors can continue to explore and enjoy the park, by hiking, showshoeing, viewing wildlife or doing other winter activities. Anyone exploring the national park in the winter 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. For more information please call 902-672-6350.