Prince Edward Island National Park


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Prince Edward Island National Park,

7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW P.E.I., Canada, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; est. 1937. It extends 25 mi (40 km) along the coast and contains sand dunes, cliffs, salt marshes, and bathing beaches.

Prince Edward Island National Park

Address:2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown, PE C1A5V6

Phone:902-672-6350
Fax:902-672-6370
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe
Size: 27 sq. km.
Established: 1937.
Location:The park extends 40 km from Dalvay to Cavendish, along the north shore of Prince Edward Island (30 minutes north of Charlottetown). The Greenwich Dune System can be accessed by following Route 2 east through the village of St. Peters and then taking Route 313 to the site.
Facilities:Visitor centers, 3 campgrounds, group tenting area, trails, 18-hole golf course (in Cavendish).
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, cross-country skiing, skating, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park protects a spectacular system of sand dunes, red sandstone cliffs, saltwater marshes, and 40 km of some of the finest salt-water beaches in Canada. It also features two cultural landmarks: Green Gables House, known internationally through L.M. Montgomery's classic novel, Anne of Green Gables; and Dalvay-by-the-Sea Hotel, a historic landmark built in 1895. In 1998, 6 km of the Greenwich Peninsula were added to the Park to protect unique dune formations, rare plants and animals, as well as archaeological findings dating back 10,000 years.

See other parks in Prince Edward Island.
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