Prince Edward Island National Park

Gentle surf strokes sandy beaches alongside red cliffs and wind-sculpted dunes. Cycle a seashore path, savour a picnic by a lighthouse and spot heron wading in coastal bays. Hike woodlands and overlook ponds watching for red fox, waterfowl and warblers, then head to one of many beaches to build spectacular sandcastles. At sunset, roast marshmallows over a campfire listening to tales and songs - Prince Edward Island National Park is a giant playground for kids of all ages. 

Due to ongoing work in the Brackley to Dalvay area, the parking lot at Dalvay Beach will not be available until mid-May.  Beach access and parking in the central section of the park are available at Covehead Lighthouse.  There are also a few spots at Winter Road by Dalvay Lake to access the Gulf Shore multi-use trail.   Please visit this webpage for details about beach accesses, barricaded areas, ongoing work, before and after pictures, Frequently Asked Questions and more:

For information about the upcoming changes to infrastructure and visitor experience for 2023 following post-tropical storm Fiona, please visit:


Make your Park Promise

The Park Promise is a commitment to taking better care of the earth, written by PEI poet laureate Julie Pellissier-Lush, a Mi'kmaq Knowledge Keeper from Lennox Island First Nation. 

This initiative embodies our own hopes for a healthier, more sustainable future, and Parks Canada invites everyone to make the Promise and share their commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more: Park Promise

PEI National Park recovery

Find details on impacts from Hurricane Fiona, current status of the Park and Parks Canada's recovery efforts.

Things to do

Things to do at PEI National Park, including special programming, camping, swimming, hiking, paddling, and cycling.

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, hours of operation, passes, dogs/domestic animals, closures, and more.

Important bulletins

Read important PEI National Park updates. closure information, etc.

Visitor safety

Safety information, Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

Nature and science

Nature and science in PEI National Park.

Park management

Find information on Prince Edward Island National Park.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-672-6350

Hours of operation

The park is accessible year-round, however some areas are currently closed due to impacts of Hurricane Fiona. See Hurricane Fiona recovery updates
Visitor services are available from May to October.

More information


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Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site

Surrounded by sand dunes, beaches and a lake, Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a peek into a luxurious Victorian estate. Explore the interior, cycle the shoreline, stroll the grounds or simply relax in an Adirondack chair with a view.

Green Gables Heritage Place

Be charmed by an encounter with Canada’s iconic redheaded sweetheart, Anne of Green Gables. Relive the fictional orphan’s youthful adventures at the Island farmstead that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Ardgowan National Historic Site

Stroll the serene and grand grounds surrounding Ardgowan, the former Charlottetown home of William Henry Pope, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation who resided and entertained in this cottage-style house during the Charlottetown Conference of 1864.

Province House National Historic Site

The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is a Charlottetown highlight. Stroll the grounds to experience the magnificent neo-classical architecture of this majestic building and view interpretive panels.

Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Established in 1720, Port-la-Joye was the entry point for European settlers coming to Île Saint-Jean to embark on a new life. There are centuries of history to discover in this historic location, declared a national historic site in 1967.

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