Charlottetown, PE, June 20, 2016 – Due to extremely dry conditions and until further notice, by order of the Superintendent, no fires will be permitted in Prince Edward Island National Park. We thank visitors for their cooperation with this measure aimed to reduce the extreme risk of forest fires. Conditions will be monitored on a daily basis and restrictions will be adjusted accordingly.
To report a fire, call: 1-877-852-3100 or 911. For more information regarding the fire ban at PEI National Park, please call: (902) 314-2626.
Parks Canada works to ensure that Canada’s historic and natural heritage is presented and protected for the enjoyment, education, appreciation and inspired discovery of all Canadians, today and in the future, and offers them the opportunity for real and inspiring discovery.
Tourism Development International Inc., the tourism planners contracted to develop Vision 2021 for PEI will present a situational analysis and assessment of PEI’s tourism industry.
Please join us for an interactive discussion at one of the three public forums planned.
June 21st, 2016:
Loyalist Country Inn
195 Heather Moyse Dr. Summerside, PE
6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.
June 22nd, 2016:
65 Grafton St, Georgetown, PE
6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.
June 23rd, 2016:
Cavendish Beach Event Centre, VIP SunRoof Site
8779 Route 6, Cavendish, PE
4:30 – 6:30 pm. Light refreshments provided.
*A tourism business mixer hosted by Tourism Cavendish Beach will follow from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
All are welcome to stay, mingle and enjoy some great food and drink.
To be positioned for success it is critical that we hear from all tourism stakeholders, whether that be regional tourism associations, business associations, individual tourism operators, municipalities/towns/communities, public sector, etc. Together we make up the industry.
Please be sure to attend one of these forums! Choose the date and location most convenient for you.
To ensure we are properly prepared please RSVP by June 17th Online at www.peitourismmatters.ca/rsvp.
Over the next five years, Park Canada will invest approximately $3 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within our sites. When visiting or driving through PEI National Park this year, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience.
Between Brackley and Dalvay, the following work will take place:
Covehead Bridge Reconstruction
Regular updates are available on our website www.parkscanada.gc.ca/peinp-fiip
Footbridge at Bayshore Entrance
As part of Parks Canada’s work to rehabilitate infrastructure, the pedestrian footbridge near the Bayshore entrance to PEI National Park has been replaced. Please be reminded that it is illegal to drive off-road vehicles, such as golf carts in PEI National Park. People caught driving golf carts in the park may be charged and golf carts may be towed. Thank you for your cooperation – we all play a role in keeping the park safe for all users.
Stanhope and Cavendish Campgrounds
Stanhope and Cavendish Campground officially opened as of June 8th! Parks Canada is proud to introduce 8 new oTENTiks to the Stanhope campground. Exclusive to the national park, they blend the fun of a tent with the convenience of a cabin: it’s camping, without the hassle. Come check it out! All of our campsites are now available for 2016 reservation, and we still have vacancy for Cavendish Beach Music Festival weekend! The reservation service for Parks Canada campgrounds is available at www.reservation.pc.gc.ca or 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).
This fall, we will be realigning the entrance to Stanhope and Cavendish Campground and making upgrades to our campground kiosks.
Stanhope Main Beach Complex
Visitors to Stanhope Main Beach will notice some improvements this summer. Over the winter, we installed a new playground and swingset in the area. Also, we have made some renovations to the space that was formerly occupied by the canteen at the beach complex. This area has been refurbished to provide an indoor classroom space for groups. If you are interested in reserving this space, please contact our administrative office at 902-672-6350. If you are interested in reserving this space, please contact our administrative office at 902-672-6350. Stanhope Main Beach will offer surfguard supervision from June 29th to August 21st from 11 am to 6 pm.
Interpretation Activity and Program Schedule 2016
Parks Canada is once again pleased to offer a variety of interpretive programs and activities between July 2nd and September 7th. New programs in French and in English as well as our old favorites will take place this summer, including Beach Hut at Brackley Beach on Sundays from 12-4, Sensational Sandcastle at Brackley Beach on Wednesday from 1-4 and Top Hat Time Machine – a brand new campfire program we are proud to introduce this year.
For more details and to see our full calendar, go to www.pc.gc.ca/pei. There is something for everyone.
Piping Plovers have returned
The endangered Piping Plover has once again returned to the beaches of PEI National Park for another breeding season. Once nests are located, beaches are closed to provide these birds the undisturbed space they need to raise their families. Thank you for your cooperation in respecting temporary beach closures.
For up-to-date information on the Piping Plover and beach closures in PEI National Park, please check out our “Plover Watch 2016” page on our website: www.pc.gc.ca/pei.
Domestic Animal Regulations in Effect
A reminder that the Domestic Animal Regulations in PEI National Park are now in effect.
Under this regulation, domestic animals are prohibited on all beaches in PEI National Park between April 1st and October 15th each year. The prohibition applies to dogs, cats and horses. This regulation was implemented to protect shorebird nesting, rearing and feeding habitat as well as other wildlife. It was also implemented for visitor safety.
Domestic animals are permitted elsewhere in the park, in areas such as trails, day-use areas and campgrounds. All pets must be on a leash and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Parks Canada would like to remind neighbours that the seemingly kind activity of feeding foxes can be harmful and often leads to increased fox injury or death. Feeding foxes will cause them to become habituated to humans and rely solely on humans for food. In some cases, young kits that are fed by humans may not develop the skills they need to hunt and succeed. Please help us keep wildlife “Wild and Alive” : do not feed wildlife. If you see anyone feeding wildlife, please report the incident at 1-877-852-3100.
Thank you to Michael Hewitt for taking pictures of such a fun night!! Click below to see more photos!
Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest approximately $3 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within our sites.
This summer, while visiting or driving through PEI National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work.
Please note that for the next two weeks, there will be construction delays along Gulf Shore Parkway between Brackley and Covehead. When travelling to PEI National Park to attend the Stanhope Campground Open House event, please be sure to enter via the Bayshore entrance in Stanhope or the Dalvay entrance to avoid delays.
As the country's largest tourism provider, we are committed to providing visitors with exceptional and meaningful experiences at our places. While this work will create an inconvenience in the short-term, it will result in a long-term benefit. Parks Canada would like to thank visitors and islanders for their patience as we improve our infrastructure and facilities.
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