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 are open June 5 to September 2, from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

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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: 2024 Surfguard schedule




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


Where to buy your park pass

When visiting a national park or national historic site, you must have a valid national park pass. PEI National Park offers various options and locations to buy your pass today.

PEI National Park is introducing automated entry gates entry for season pass holders at Brackley Beach and Cavendish Beach (Grahams Lane) entrances. Scan your seasonal pass for entry from 10am to 6pm all season long. Staffed gates will still be available for pass purchases and visitor assistance. Credit and debit are accepted.

Entrance fees collected are invested directly back into Parks Canada’s activities and visitor facility improvements. Having a season pass is a great way to connect with nature while investing in the services and infrastructure that make each visit memorable.

Day pass

Provides entry to PEI National Park for one day. Available in-person at the following locations:

Annual pass

Unlimited admission to Prince Edward Island National Park. Valid for the 2024 operational season.

Available online and  in-person at the following locations:

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Provides entry into more than 80 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada.

Valid for a full year until the end of the calendar month of purchase.

Available online or in-person at the following locations:


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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