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Parks Canada Gears Up for Summer Season with New Enhancements in PEI

Parks Canada is set to welcome visitors to the national park and historic sites on Prince Edward Island (PEI) for another season with new park enhancements.

Starting June 5, PEI National Park will open its entry gates, beaches, day-use areas, trails, and washroom facilities. The Interpretation Center in Greenwich will also be available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year, visitors can look forward to several new facilities and experiences. At Stanhope Beach, a rejuvenated complex now features a newly constructed boardwalk with access ramps, a beach toy library, and accessibility features like mobility mats and reservable wheelchairs. Additionally, Oceanview boasts a new lookout platform and interpretive panels.

In the Gulf Shore Way multi-use trail, the area has been extended to Robinsons Island, creating a path for hikers and cyclists away from motorized vehicles from Robinsons Island to Dalvay. Meanwhile, Green Gables Heritage Place, with its farmhouse, trails, and visitor center, is also open daily. Starting July 1, interpretive programming will run through Labor Day.

According to a press release, campers can start booking their spots at Cavendish and Stanhope campgrounds for stays beginning June 11. Cavendish Campground now includes a new tents-only, generator-free loop with a modern, accessible washroom facility. Additionally, two new ‘Bunkie’ accommodations at both campgrounds offer new options for campers.

At Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site, visitors can explore the grounds and trails. Day-use washrooms will be available starting June 10. Beginning July 1, the visitor reception center will also open, offering a new 16-minute video and outdoor interpretive panels that showcase the area’s diverse cultural history.

Another enhancement is the expansion of conservation efforts. Parks Canada now administers 135 acres of coastal land in the French River-Park Corner area. This property, featuring sandy beaches, dunes, and agricultural land, will focus on dune conservation and educating beach users about environmental protection

Heath MacDonald, a member of Parliament for Malpeque, expressed his excitement for the new season, emphasizing the pride islanders take in these national treasures. 

“From the sandy beaches to peaceful trails, the cultural touchstone that is Green Gables Heritage Place, and interwoven histories at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site, visitors from near and far will have so much to see and experience on the island this year,” MacDonald said.

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