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Parks Canada on PEI

A busy season expected for 2022

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The 2022 Summer season is underway at Parks Canada administered places on PEI. The PEI team encourages visitors to plan ahead as they are expecting a busy season. Parking availability, surf conditions and interpretive programming information is updated throughout the day at PEI Parksnow (parkscanada.gc.ca/peinow or parcscanada.gc.ca/ipemaintenant). Other planning resources can be found on the Parks Canada website, their social media, and in the Visitor Guide, which can be downloaded.

This season, all day use areas and facilities including washrooms and showers are open, the Greenwich Interpretation Centre is open 9 am–5 pm daily and surfguards will be on service at supervised beaches in PEI National Park. Mobility mats are in place, and beach wheelchairs as well as new accessible trail riders are available by reservation (call 566-7050). Bilingual interpretative programming is on offer for participants of all ages. PEI National Park is will also offer Yoga on the Beach. Bookings may be made in person at the campground kiosks on the day of the activity, or online at parkscanada.cavendishbeachpei.com.

Green Gables Heritage Place is open daily from 9 am–5 pm. Meet Anne Shirley onsite and take part in regular programs and activities in July and August. After-hours, the exclusive Ropes Down and A Cordial Visit experiences in Green Gables House are available by reservation at parkscanada.cavendishbeachpei.com. 

Indigenous interpretive programming returns to PEI National Park at Greenwich (Wednesday–Sunday, 9 am–3 pm, July 6 to mid-September) and Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site (Mondays, 9 am–5 pm, July 4–August 29).

PEI National Park beachgoers are reminded to use designated dune crossings and coastal access points. Protecting sand dunes is a priority for Parks Canada as sand dunes are an important natural habitat for various species and act as a protective natural barrier, protecting communities from the effects of storms and waves. Everyone has a role to play in protecting PEI National Park from the impacts of climate change.

For details and updates, visit the PEI websites at parkscanada.gc.ca.