05 PM | 11 Jul

Parks Canada – Greenwich PEI National Park Update

FREE Admission for Youth 17 and Under. There’s no better time to take the whole family ti PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place! Update on Greenwich, PEI National Park : Last year, in 2017, we saw the much-anticipated completion of the replacement of the Greenwich boardwalk. It also saw a large increase in visitation of Greenwich likely related to the distribution of free Discovery Passes and the national campaign promoting the exploration of “hidden jewels.” We always knew that Greenwich was a treasure, and last year a lot of others learned this, too! This summer, there are no major infrastructure projects scheduled to take place at the site but there are some new things to note.

  • The Greenwich Interpretation Centre hours of operation will change to 9 AM to 5 PM based on historical data, and it will be open until September 14.
  • The Mi’kmaq exhibit, Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island, is on display at the centre again this summer.
  • A brighter and more noticeable welcome sign for the Greenwich Interpretation Centre has been installed.
  • The two small kiosks at Greenwich will be closed and all traffic will be directed to the centre to purchase permits. Entrance kiosks will be redesigned for next season as part of the overall entrance kiosk project for PEI National Park.
  • A new pergola is to be installed at the junction point along the Greenwich Dunes Trail as a rest area and for pop-up interpretive programs. Greenwich Beach Surf guards will be on duty at Greenwich beach starting June 30 until August 20, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Surf conditions at Greenwich will be updated daily beginning June 30 until August 20. For up-to-date conditions, please check
  • Geenwich Dunes: a not-to-be-missed trail that is 4.8 km long, featuring a floating boardwalk that provides a view of the parabolic dunes.
  • Havre Saint Pierre: a 1.1 km trail with interpretive panels and a lookout point. This trail is partially accessible for people in wheelchairs.
  • Tlaqatik: a 4.8 km trail along the coast of St. Peters Bay, featuring interpretive panels and local flora and fauna. For more information about hiking in PEI, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/pe/peiipe/activ/randonnee-hiking.

Interpretation Activity and Program Schedule 2018 :

We’re excited to kick-start our interpretive programming in PEI National Park on July 2nd! Make sure to check out some of the activities taking place at Greenwich this summer such as Discovery Zone, a bilingual program offered on the Greenwich Dunes Trail on Tuesdays from 1 PM to 3 PM and Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 PM, where you can explore some of the treasures of PEI National Park. Interpretive programming will run until September 3rd. Blueberry Festival: We’re busy gearing up for the Blueberry Festival parade – we can’t wait for you to see our float! Stay Connected!: Bamtext Alerts – Text “OPT IN” to 902-200-4499 to receive text messages about activities, events and more at Parks Canada sites in PEI! (If you ever wish to discontinue these alerts, simply text “OPT OUT”.) PEINow: Our online parking tool will help you get up-to-date information on parking conditions across PEI National Park at parkscanada.gc.pc.ca/peinow. Parks Canada Mobile App: Download our new app for free and create your personalized packing list, add fun filters to your pictures, and tag special events you don’t want to miss! For further information please visit our website (pc.gc.ca/pei) and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/peinationalpark) and Twitter (twitter.com/ParksCanadaPEI), or call 902-672-6350.

Parks Canada Summer 2018

Help Preserve Our Park and Wildlife Parks Canada would like to remind everyone that the seemingly kind activity of feeding foxes can be harmful. Feeding foxes and other wildlife will cause them to become habituated to humans and rely solely on humans for food. They may also get too close to vehicles which could cause them to be killed. Help up keep our wildlife wild and do not feed the wildlife. If you see anyone feeding wildlife in the park, please contact Park Canada dispatch at 1-888-773-8888. To protect migrating shorebirds, including the Piping Plover, as well as ensure visitor safety, the Domestic Animal Regulations are now in effect until October 15th. Under this regulation, all domestic animals, including dogs, cats and horses are prohibited from the beaches in PEI National Park. Please help us to preserve the beautiful dunes of our PEI National Park beaches. Sand dunes play an essential role in sheltering nearby homes and cottages from destructive storms. They help buffer the impacts of the wind and prevent flooding. Walking on the fragile marram grass can kill it, and with the protective grass covering removed, dunes are more easily eroded by the wind. Dunes that are degraded or that have lost marram grass are more likely to erode further during a storm surge and could result in flooding of adjacent areas. Help us protect them by staying off the dunes, and using the designated boardwalks.

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