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 $150.

Current closures:

Cavendish-North Rustico
Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.470576 East Boundary -63.422552Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.470576 East Boundary -63.422552

Reason for Closure: The following area is nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover(Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the area is 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. Beginning April 18th, 2024 until further notice.

Cavendish Sandspit: The sandspit from New London Bay to the Gulf of St. Lawrence between the following coordinates: west boundary longitude -63.470576 W and latitude 46.509352 N; and east boundary longitude -63.422552 W and latitude 46.502228 N. This closure extends to mean low tide along the north shore and mean high tide along the south shore.


Brackley-Dalvay
Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.190391 East Boundary -63.171248

Reason for Closure: The following area has been closed for dune restoration management and critical habitat use for the endangered Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). The area is 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. Beginning April 26th, 2024 until further notice.

Shaws Beach: The dune and beach to mean low tide east of Shaws Beach from the western coordinates of 46.429998°, -63.190391° to the eastern coordinates of 46.429505°, -63.171248°. This closure extends to mean low tide along the north shore.

 

 


 

Plover Closure map of Shaws beach to Covehead Lighthouse beach 2024Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 -  West Boundary -63.190391 East Boundary -63.147341

Reason for Closure: The following area has been closed for dune restoration management and critical habitat use for theendangered Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus) and the threatened Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster (Symphyotrichum laurentianum). The area is closed to ALL PUBLIC USE AND TRAVEL by order of the superintendent, Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada pursuant to section7(1), General Regulations of the National Parks Act. Beginning May 27th, 2024 until furthernotice.

Shaws Beach - Covehead West: The dune and beach to mean low tide east of Shaws Beach from the western coordinates of 46.429998°, --63.190391° to the eastern coordinates of 46.429459°, -63.147341°, including the dune, pond and beach immediately west of Covehead Bridge. This closure extends to mean low tide along the north shore and mean high tide along the south shore.

 


Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.06097 East Boundary -63.0434337

Reason for Closure: The following are critical nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted 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. Beginning May 14th, 2024 until further notice.

Tracadie Beach: Tracadie Beach from the following coordinates: west boundary longitude -63.06097 and latitude 46.41556; and east boundary longitude -63.043437 and latitude 46.414124 to mean low tide.

 

 


2024 Plover Closure map - Robinsons IslandPiping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.26851 East Boundary -63.2644

Reason for Closure: The following areas are nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover 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. Beginning June 27th, 2024 until further notice.

Robinsons Island: A section of the sandspit on the western tip of the island. From western coordinates: latitude 46.43844, longitude -63.26851 to eastern coordinates: latitude 46.43921, longitude -63.2644. This closure extends to mean low tide along the north shore and mean high tide along the south shore.

 


2024 Plover closure map - Robinsons IslandPiping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -63.737 East Boundary -63.2683

Reason for Closure: The following areas are nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areasare 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. Beginning July 4th, 2024 until further notice.

Robinsons Island:  A section of the sandspit on the western tip of the island. From western coordinates: latitude 46.43854, longitude -63.26851 to eastern coordinates:latitude 46.43930, longitude -63.26830. This closure extends to mean low tide alongthe north shore and mean high tide along the south shore.

 

Greenwich
Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary: -62.670035  East Boundary: -62.662659

Reason for Closure: The following area is critical nesting habitat for the endangered Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areas are closed to ALL PUBLIC USE AND TRAVEL pursuant to Section 2(1)(e) of the Prince Edward Island Trespass to Property Act. Beginning May 14th, 2024 until further notice.

Schooner Pond Outflow: Schooner Pond Outflow from the following coordinates: west boundary longitude -62.670035° and latitude 46.458074°; and east boundary longitude -62.662659° and latitude 46.460076° to mean low tide.

 


Piping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary: -62.731441  East Boundary: -62.724878

Reason for Closure: The following areas are nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areas are closed to ALL PUBLIC USE AND TRAVEL pursuant to Section 2(1)(e) of the Prince Edward Island Trespass to Property Act. Beginning May 15th, 2024 until further notice.

Greenwich: The sandspit at the tip of the Greenwich peninsula from the following coordinates: western boundary longitude -62.731441and latitude 46.444632; and eastern boundary longitude -62.724878 and latitude 46.446479 to mean low tide.

 

 


2024 Plover closure map - GreenwichPiping Plover Closed Area - 2024 - West Boundary -62.70349 East Boundary -62.69877

Reason for Closure: The following areas are nesting habitat for an endangered species, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus). When Piping Plover are present and breeding, signs are posted and the areas are closed to ALL PUBLIC USE AND TRAVEL pursuant to Section 2(1)(e) of the Prince Edward Island Trespass to Property Act. Beginning July 4th, 2024 until further notice.

Greenwich: A section of beach between the Greenwich Dune Beach stairs and the Greenwich Main Beach stairs. Between the following coordinates: western boundary longitude -62.70367 and latitude 46.45257; and eastern boundary longitude -62.69885 and latitude 46.45413 to mean low tide.

 


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. The minimum fine for a violation of this prohibition is $150.

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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