Parks Canada wishes to advise you that the temporary trail closure of the Woodlands trail and the Reeds and Rushes trail in Dalvay, Prince Edward Island National Park has been extended to summer 2015. This extension is due to a longer-than-expected construction schedule for upgrades to the park’s wastewater infrastructure.
During this time, the Reeds and Rushes trail will be refurbished. The old section of boardwalk across Dalvay Pond is being removed, because it has reached the end of its service life. The newest section of boardwalk on Dalvay Pond and the teaching platform will remain in place, allowing visitors to see the beaver lodge and observe wildlife. A new trail will be built through the woods south of Dalvay Pond, to connect the Dalvay Pond facilities to the trail and viewing platform at Long Pond. In addition, the viewing platform at Long Pond will be rebuilt in spring 2015.
Visitors who wish to experience PEI National Park trails in the Dalvay area during the winter months are encouraged to make use of Bubbling Springs and the Farmlands trails in Stanhope. Visitors can continue to explore and enjoy the park, by hiking, snowshoeing, 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. There will be no emergency service provided by Parks Canada from Thanksgiving to Victoria Day.
For more information on winter access, visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/visit/visit2.aspx
For more information about the temporary trail closures or changes to the Reeds and Rushes trail, please contact Parks Canada at (902) 672-6350.