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The Island’s Fun National Parks

Looking for something to do outside this summer? Prince Edward Island’s National Park offers interpretive programs related to the local wildlife on famous beaches, lush trails, museums and heritage sites. While the parks stretch amongst 60 kilometers of the North Shore, the cost of these programs is included in the parks entry fee of $7.80 per adult while discounted for seniors, children and families.

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The season began July 2nd and runs until August 29th where you can take part in many of the fun summer programs with a Parks Canada Interpreter. Parks Canada states:  “Whether you’re on a beach or trail, or around the campfire, this could be the experience that ignites your moment of discovery.” From Sensational Sandcastles, Campground Cabaret, Discovery Dome, Beach Finds, The Greenwich Story, Night Watch and Lobster Tales, you are bound to find something that interests you.

So what are you waiting for? The National Parks of Prince Edward Island present such a great assortment of activities and fun ways to learn and explore that every age group can enjoy.

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For more information you can call the administration office at 902-672-6350 or visit their website.

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West Point

Each summer a close group of friends and I make a point to spend a weekend in West Point, PEI, and each year we are more thrilled with our time than the last. Some of the highlights are the quiet beaches populated by you alone, the wind turbines that punctuate the beautiful landscape and farmland, the incredible rocky red cliffs that line the shores, and of course, the iconic West Point lighthouse – this place has got it all! But this year’s top prize for the greatest West Point attraction easily goes to the remarkable sunset we experienced on the West Point beach one evening… and I mean jaw-dropping, can’t-believe-it’s-real, brings-tears-to-your-eyes remarkable!

Woman walking on the West Point Trail boardwalk

We were spending the night at the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park campground in anticipation of sleeping under the West Point starry night sky that we have come to love over the years. We were thrilled to learn that our campsite was only a few minutes walk away from the lighthouse and miles of beautiful beach that we had all to ourselves for the entire evening.

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