Cavendish-North Rustico

Prince Edward Island National Park

Hurricane Fiona

Parks Canada reminds the public that while some sections of PEI National Park are open for Islanders and other visitors to enjoy, the 2022 operational season has concluded so facilities (e.g., beach complexes, visitor centres, day use areas) are now closed as usual for this time of year. There will be limited emergency service provided by Parks Canada. By entering the park, you agree to use the park at your own risk.

Unmarked hazards and unsafe conditions are present throughout the park including; dangerous trees, undercut and eroded shoreline, unstable or missing beach access infrastructure, washed out roads and pathways, and exposed utilities. Please abide by all closures, signage and barricades; they are there for your safety.

For more information see post-Hurricane Fiona recovery updates.

Sought out by visitors for decades for its beautiful sandy beaches, Cavendish has become famous around the world for its connections to author L.M. Montgomery and her stories about Anne Shirley, the spunky, red-headed heroine of 'Anne of Green Gables'. A favourite stop for visitors all summer long, Cavendish through to North Rustico offers not only the beautiful beach but also some of the best views around of the signature rugged, red sandstone cliffs of PEI’s North Shore.

Map of Cavendish in PEI National Park.

Download your own copy of the Cavendish map (PDF, 815 KB). 

Cavendish Grove

Cavendish Grove, as part of Prince Edward Island National Park, opened in summer 2007 as a day-use area. It is named for a large stand of sugar maple trees, a rarity on Prince Edward Island and one of the most significant natural features of the site. Facilities at the newly opened site include a new washroom that uses green technology and a peaceful setting for picnicking and enjoying nature.

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