06 PM | 01 Aug

Parks Canada Update (Greenwich)

Blueberry Festival: Look for Parks Canada activities at the Blueberry Festival! There will be special interpretive programs at Greenwich, a children’s day activity booth and a Parks Canada float in the parade!

Beach Supervision at Greenwich:  Surf guards are on duty daily at Greenwich Beach from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until August 20th.

Greenwich Interpretation Centre: What’s Happening?  This summer, the travelling exhibit Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island is on display at the Greenwich Interpretation Centre. This award-winning interactive exhibition brings the history of the Mi’kmaq of PEI to life through artifacts, pictures, audio stories and music. Also, a special performance of A’tuken / Tell Stories / Raconter des histoires will be held at the Greenwich Interpretation Centre on Monday, August 7th from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. This interactive program encourages visitors to discover the rich culture of the Mi’kmaq people through story, song and dance.

The interpretation centre is open daily until September 15th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is included in the free Parks Canada Discovery Pass in celebration of Canada’s 150 anniversary throughout 2017. You can pick up your complimentary pass on your first visit to the park.

Parking and Tips for Visiting:  To continue to ensure the best possible experience for your visit to the PEI National Park, we’d like to remind you of a few helpful parking tools and tips.

  1. Use the new online parking tool, PEINow (www.parkscanada.gc.ca/peinow) to gauge parking availability and plan your trip! The beach and trails in Greenwich have been quite busy with lots of visitors discovering these hidden gems, particularly throughout weekends. Plan accordingly!
  2. Signup for Bamtext Alerts by texting “OPT IN” to (902)-200-4499 to receive text messages about parking updates as well as daily activities and special events
  3. Remember that roadside parking is illegal and obey no parking and tow zone signage. Roadside parking can present a significant safety hazard.

For more information on activities and events in PEI National Park, check out our website atwww.pc.gc.ca/pei and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ParksCanadaPEI) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark).