Prince Edward Island National Park

Road and trail maintenance is currently underway in PEI National Park.

Stanhope Main Beach (including parking lot) will be closed until spring 2024 while a new beach access is created. Plan your visit. Parks Canada appreciates your patience while this work is underway. 

Gentle surf strokes sandy beaches alongside red cliffs and wind-sculpted dunes. Cycle a seashore path, savour a picnic by a lighthouse and spot heron wading in coastal bays. Hike woodlands and overlook ponds watching for red fox, waterfowl and warblers, then head to one of many beaches to build spectacular sandcastles. At sunset, roast marshmallows over a campfire listening to tales and songs - Prince Edward Island National Park is a giant playground for kids of all ages.


Make your Park Promise

The Park Promise is a commitment to taking better care of the earth, written by PEI poet laureate Julie Pellissier-Lush, a Mi'kmaq Knowledge Keeper from Lennox Island First Nation. 

This initiative embodies our own hopes for a healthier, more sustainable future, and Parks Canada invites everyone to make the Promise and share their commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more: Park Promise

Features

Park staff stands in kiosk ready to greet visitors to PEI National Park

Job opportunities

Parks Canada is hiring for summer 2024!

A group of friends enjoy the sunrise outside their tent at Cavendish Campground. Prince Edward Island National Park.

Camping in PEI National Park

Whether you prefer to camp in a tent, in a trailer, in accommodations or in the backcountry, we have the experience you're looking for! 

Four people strolling on the beach.

Ultimate beach experience

Ready for a little fun in the sun? PEI National Park is famous around the world for its spectacular beaches, but that’s just the start.

Visiting Prince Edward Island National Park

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, fees, hours of operation, facilities and services.

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, interpretation programs, beaches and swimming, biking, and more.

Visitor Guidelines

Learn more about Prince Edward Island National Park guidelines and regulations currently in place.

Hours of operation

Find hours of operations for Prince Edward Island National Park.

Visitor Safety

Safety information, Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada.

Passes

Seasonal and annual admission passes.

About Prince Edward Island National Park

Culture and history

History and culture in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, site management.

Nature and science

Nature and science in PEI National Park.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-672-6350
Email: pnipe-peinp@pc.gc.ca 

Hours of operation

The park is accessible year-round. Visitor services are available from May to October.

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