Temporary closures at Parks Canada places on PEI

Prince Edward Island National Park

Beach Closures for Piping Plover

When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areas are closed to all public use and travel pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Park General Regulations. Anyone found in violation of this prohibition may be prosecuted under Section 7(4)(c) of the General Regulations. The minimum fine for a violation of this prohibition is $175.

Current closures:

Cavendish-North Rustico

No closures

Brackley-Dalvay
No closures
Greenwich
  No closures

Beach Closures for Bank Swallows

The following areas are nesting habitat for a threatened species, the Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia). When bank swallows are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areas are closed to ALL PUBLIC USE AND TRAVEL by order of the superintendent, Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada pursuant to section 7(1), General Regulations of the National Parks Act.

Current closures:

Cavendish-North Rustico

Cavendish Campground and Cavendish Campground Beach from the following coordinates: west boundary longitude -63.408058 and latitude 46.50182; and east boundary longitude -63.40609 and latitude 46.50153 to mean high tide.

Please note: this is a narrow stretch of beach directly in front of a Bank Swallow (Species at Risk: Threatened) nesting colony on the edge of Cavendish Campground and the beach. Visitors will still be able to access Cavendish Campground Beach on both sides of the closure, with lots of room to walk around it.

Aerial photo with closure area marked with red.

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