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PEI Provincial Park 2020 FAQ's

When will PEI Provincial Parks open?

We are pleased to announce that all PEI Provincial Park campgrounds will open to guests on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

How do I make reservations?

On-line reservations will open on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9:00 am AST. www.tourismpei.com/pei-provincial-parks

Are there any reservation restrictions?

This year, all reservations require a 2 night minimum stay.

Are all campsites available to book?

No. At this time only serviced sites (2 & 3way) will be available. In order to allow for social distancing, some serviced sites have been taken out of service. Unserviced sites will not be available at this time. Those campers with a tent are welcome to book a serviced site for their stay.

If I live outside Atlantic Canada can I make a reservation on July 3?

Yes. However, at this point the PEI border is only open to residents of Atlantic Canada (NB, NS and NFLD). A confirmed reservation does not guarantee access to the Province and it is the campers responsibility to be aware of the travel restrictions that may impact your visit.

I am a seasonal camper from off-Island and have confirmed my site. The border is still closed, what happens to my site?

All seasonal campers from Atlantic Canada are permitted to enter the Province as of July 3. For seasonal campers outside Atlantic Canada, we will hold all campsites in hopes the travel restrictions are lifted. If and when the border opens, your campsite will be available for you to enjoy. Your rate will be adjusted to reflect the number of days you are able to camp.

Can I reserve a campsite for the remainder of the season?

No. Seasonal sites are no longer available.

What will camping look like on July 8?

The camping offer will be different than a typical season. No recreation programs will be available when campgrounds open. Common areas such as activity shelters and kitchen shelters will be closed until further notice. Campers will be asked to use the washroom facilities in their unit as much as possible. Wood and ice will not be available for sale. Campers will be required to maintain physical distancing at all times. Finally, campers are asked to protect themselves and others by not going camping if they are showing signs of illness and to bring along supplies to help stop the spread of the virus.

Will washroom and shower facilities be available?

Yes. However, washroom occupancy has been reduced to allow for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols to be followed. As much as possible, campers are asked to use the washroom/shower facilities in their units.

Will their be WiFi available at PEI Provincial Park campgrounds this year?

Unfortunately COVID-19 has delayed the install of WiFi at our campgrounds. Staff from the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture are working hard to have WiFi available at all 8 Provincial Park Campgrounds as soon as possible.

Will the pool at Brudenell River Provincial Park be open this year?

The pool at Brudenell will be open for campers to enjoy.

Will the camp cabins at Northumberland Provincial Park be open?

At this time, the camp cabins will remained closed. We will continue to monitor the situation and may open some or all the cabins later in the Summer.

Will Provincial Park beaches and lifeguard services be available?

Yes, lifeguard services will be available at Basin Head, Red Point, Panmure Island, Northumberland, Cedar Dunes and Jacques Cartier.

Is there swimming permitted at Cabot Beach Provincial Park this year?

No. Unfortunately, due to the combination of Mother Nature and the dredging required to make Malpeque Harbor safe for fishers, the beach is no longer safe for swimming. Lifeguards will be onsite to educate beach goers to the dangers of the situation. Guests are still welcome to stroll the beach and play in the sand.

The safety of our staff and visitors is PEI Provincial Parks top priority. Additional information signage will be on display at all Provincial Parks however, we encourage everyone to please wash your hands whenever possible and we encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer.

The Chief Public Health Office in consultation with the Provincial and Federal Government will determine when it's safe for other provinces to come visit the Island.

Effective July 3rd, travel restrictions between the Atlantic Provinces have been lifted. Residents coming from Atlantic Canada are required to complete a self-declaration travel form, here.

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