Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park has been welcoming visitors from around the world since it was first created in 1937. From the dramatic red sandstone cliffs and spectacular beaches in Cavendish to the pristine parabolic dunes in Greenwich, this small coastal park has captivated the hearts of all who experience its serene and tranquil beauty.

Stretching for about 40 kilometres along the north shore of Prince Edward Island between New London and Tracadie bays and taking in the tip of the Greenwich peninsula in St. Peters Bay, the park's dynamic coastal landscape is constantly changing as it is shaped by wind and waves.


Prince Edward Island National Park is steeped with a rich and diverse human history. The park's central theme of "The Sea, People and the Changing Landscape" represents the earliest Aboriginal people to live on Prince Edward Island to the French, Acadian, Scottish, Irish and English settlers who followed, who have all had an inseparable relationship with the land and the sea.


People have been a part of this coastal landscape for thousands of years. At Greenwich, archaeological evidence reveals 10,000 years of cultural history, from early Aboriginal peoples to the Mi'kmaq, early French and Acadian settlers, and immigrants from the British Isles. 

Historic buildings

The park is also home to two national historic sites: Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site, an elegant summer home built in 1896 now a heritage inn, and L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, which includes Green Gables Heritage Place, the inspiration for the setting of Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables

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