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Limited visitor access and basic services resume June 1 at Parks Canada sites on P.E.I.

The Haché-Gallant family reunion will take place at the Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye-Fort-Amherst National Historic site from Aug. 17-19.
Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access starting June 1. - Contributed



Starting June 1, P.E.I. National Park, Green Gables Heritage Place, Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site and Ardgowan National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services.

Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities:

  • most trails, including some cycling access on designated trails and pathways;
  • some day-use areas, including green spaces and beaches; and
  • grounds and some trails at national historic sites.

Detailed information, including regular updates, can be found on the Parks Canada website: pc.gc.ca.

Since visiting P.E.I. National Park and national historic sites will be different than it has been in the past, visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the P.E.I. National Park and national historic site websites before they travel to find out what is open, what they can expect and how to prepare for their visit


Detail on reopened roadways, sites and amenities within the P.E.I. National Park and at National historic sites:

National Park:

  • Cavendish to North Rustico: Cavendish Beach; Homestead Trail; Cavendish Grove grounds and trails; Gulf Shore Parkway West; Gulf Shore Way multi-use trail; North Rustico lower parking lot; Oceanview.
  • Brackley to Dalvay: Brackley-Dalvay Gulf Shore Way multi-use trail (cyclists/hikers only); Dalvay beach; Covehead Lighthouse; Gulf Shore Parkway east from Dalvay Gate to Farmlands/Bubbling Springs trails and adjacent parking lots; Bubbling Springs and Farmlands trails.
  • Greenwich: Greenwich Dunes trail (partial), Tlaqatik and Havre St Pierre trails

National historic sites:

  • Green Gables Heritage Place: Grounds; the Haunted Wood Trail.
  • Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst: Hache Gallant Lane; grounds; trails.
  • Ardgowan: Grounds; walkways.

While Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, visitors are reminded that they are always responsible for their own safety. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.  

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe any regional or provincial travel restrictions and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health-care system.

All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.

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