Hours of operation

Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park is open for you to enjoy with most facilities open from mid-May to early autumn every year. Full services are available in July and August. Limited services are available in May and June and again in September and October.

For information about passes and admission prices: Fees

Park entrance gates will be open from June 5 to September 2.

Visitor Information Centre     

Greenwich interpretation centre building 

Greenwich Interpretation Centre

Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm
June 5 to September 2

Location: 59 Wild Rose Road,
Greenwich, Prince Edward Island. 


There are numerous spectacular beaches located within PEI National Park from Cavendish to Greenwich. To access these beaches, all boardwalks and stairs will be installed from the Victoria Day weekend in May to late September every year.

Check out PEI Now; Park Updates: for surf conditions, posted daily by approximately 11 am from July 1 to Labour Day. 

PEI National Park offers surfguard services in peak season at the following locations:

Surfguard schedule: TBD





Cavendish Campground: June 11 to September 22
Stanhope Campground: June 11 to September 1

Find more information on Camping in PEI National Park. 

Parks Canada Reservation Service
1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)

Day use areas

There are many scenic trails located within Prince Edward Island National Park, each with its own unique features. The trails vary in length as well as in sight and sound. Hiking and cycling are popular activities on our trails. 

Picnicking is a very popular activity in PEI National Park. Bring your own and enjoy in one of our many day-use areas with picturesque scenery.

Cavendish - North Rustico
  First day Last day
Cavendish Beach May 10 September 30
Cavendish Grove May 22 September 30
North Rustico May 22 September 30
Cape Turner May 22 September 3
Brackley - Dalvay
  First Day Last day
Dalvay Trailhead May 22 September 30
Brackley Beach May 10 September 30
Ross lane May 22 September 3
Stanhope Beach May 10 September 30
Stanhope Cape May 22 September 3
  First day Last day
Greenwich Beach May 22 September 3
Greenwich Trails May 10 September 30

Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available at the following locations:
EV Chargers
Location Total Tesla J-1772
Ardgowan National Historic Site  2 1
Green Gables Heritage Place  6 3

Brackley Beach
4020 Brackley Point Rd, North Rustico

6 3
Greenwich Beach
29 Wild Rose Road, Greenwich
4 2
Dalvay Trailhouse
70 Dalvay Crescent, York
Stanhope Main  6   6

To find information on charging station locations, consult plugshare.com.

Winter access

Prince Edward Island National Park is open for Islanders and other visitors to continue to enjoy during the winter; however, visitor services and facilities in the park are closed between mid-October and mid-May. 

Additional winter information

Parks Canada continues to clear snow from the Gulf Shore Parkway between Cavendish and North Rustico and between Brackley and Dalvay to allow access during the winter.

Parking areas cleared during winter hours.

  • Dalvay Parking Lot (beside beach)
  • Greenwich (Visitor Information Centre)
  • Bubbling Springs / Farmlands Trail
  • Ross Lane
  • Shaws Beach
  • North Rustico Beach
  • Macneills Brook

Parks Canada does not groom cross-country ski trails, monitor and remove felled trees from trails (other than the groomed Cavendish Campground trails), maintain beach accesses or maintain Dalvay Lake for skating. Washroom facilities and warm-up shelters remain closed.

Please note: There is limited emergency services provided by Parks Canada during winter hours.  Visitors are welcome to explore the park by foot, snowshoe or skis, view wildlife, and participate in other preferred winter activities, but should be reminded that they are responsible for their own safety. For more information: Winter safety.

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