Visitor safety

Prince Edward Island National Park

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it is important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances. 

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors, visit Adventure Smart

For important information about staying safe while enjoying PEI National Park, please explore the topics below. 


Temporary closures at Parks Canada places on PEI.

Wildlife safety

Learn more about wildlife safety in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Water safety

Water safety in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Safety on land

Safety on land in PEI National Park.

Winter safety

Winter safety in PEI National Park.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit. 

For local weather information: PEI weather conditions by location

Emergency Contact Information

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance  911
  • Parks Canada Dispatch (Safety/Fire/Wildlife) 1-877-852-3100

In an Emergency:

  • Help can be attained by talking with Parks Canada staff or through calling Parks Canada Dispatch.
  • Cell phones do not work in certain areas of the Park.  Check with your local carrier to verify your coverage.

Please consult our Visitor Guidelines to ensure your PEI National Park trip is as safe and fun as possible.


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