Early bird passes for PEI National Park are on sale at a reduced rate until June 30th, 2015! These passes can be purchased at Ardgowan National Historic Site Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm, at Green Gables Heritage Place from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week, or online at www.achatsparcs-parksstore.ca using the promo-code: PEI-50-IPE.
New Interpretive Program
Parks Canada is happy to introduce a brand new discovery program called Beach Star – Solar Astronomy, which will allow visitors to learn all about the Sun, and why life on Earth just wouldn’t be the same without it. It will feature a solar telescope which will allow visitors to safely view the dynamic features of the Sun. This program will be offered as part of the Parks Canada Discovery Dome which will run on Sunday afternoons at Cavendish Beach and on Wednesday afternoons at Brackley Beach between July 2nd and September 7th, 2015. Many other great interpretive programs will also be offered throughout the summer and a full schedule can be found on the website at: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/pei
Rehabilitated Kitchen Shelters
Parks Canada would like to inform visitors that the kitchen shelters at Stanhope Cape Picnic Area and Stanhope Beach have recently been rehabilitated and new woodstoves stoves will be installed for use this summer.
Robinson’s Island Trail System
The Robinsons Island Trail System in PEI National Park will delay opening until June 5th, 2015 due to the unfavourable trail conditions sustained as a result of the harsh winter. Visitors are thanked for their cooperation during this temporary trail closure. Up-to-date trail conditions and opening dates can be found by checking the website at: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/pei
Closure of Woodlands and Reeds & Rushes Trails Extended
The Woodlands and Reeds & Rushes Trails in the Dalvay area will remain closed this summer due to construction delays in the Waste Water Infrastructure Program. The extension of the trail closure is important for visitor safety and we thank you for your continued cooperation. Other trails available nearby include the Bubbling Springs and Farmlands Trails.
Domestic Animal Ban
Parks Canada would like to remind all visitors that from April 1 to October 15, 2015, domestic animals – including dogs, cats and horses – are not permitted on the beaches of PEI National Park. This regulation exists to provide a safe environment for visitors and to protect wildlife and their habitats. The presence of dogs on beaches can disrupt wildlife, including the breeding activity of the endangered Piping Plover.
Parks Canada looks forward to welcoming you and your family to Prince Edward Island National Park this summer. For more information about Prince Edward Island National Park, call us at 902-566-7050, visit us online at www.parkscanada.ca/pei, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark or on Twitter @ParksCanadaPEI.