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Discover Magnificent Prince Edward Island Camping Opportunities at Prince Edward Island National Park



Prince Edward Island National Park was established in 1937 and protects about 14 square miles of beautiful and diverse land. Sand dunes, fresh water wetlands, salty marshes, forests and sandy beaches can all be found in this small park. The primary attraction of the park is the sand dunes it protects. This fragile habitat is home to many plants and animals, including the wild rose and fox. Trails take you through the beautiful dunes, along fields, through mixed woodlands and across floating boardwalks. Prince Edward Island National Park has plenty to offer visitors and makes a great Prince Edward Island camping destination!

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Winter time in Prince Edward Island National Park is generally moderately cool. Clashing cold Arctic air and milder Atlantic air clash causing frequent temperature changes. December to April also sees a lot of storm, which can produce either rain or snow. Spring remains colder until late April or early May when the sea ice has melted. Summers are moderate and warm, with daily highs rarely going over the mid 80’s. Autumn is a pleasant time to visit as winter takes its time to approach. Rain is heaviest late autumn through mid spring. A daily fee is charged to be in the park which costs CA$7.80 for adults, $6.80 for seniors, $3.90 for children and $19.60 for a family which is up to seven people traveling in one vehicle. A seasonal pass is $39.20 for adults, $34.30 for seniors, $19.60 for kids and $98.10 for families. Open year round, it’s a great Prince Edward Island camping spot any time of the year.

Summer is the most popular time to visit the park. Warm weather and pleasant days make for great opportunities to explore the park. Beautiful sandy beaches offer excellent swimming opportunities, and a number of trails beckon to be explored. Most of the trails you can find in the park are easy to moderate. Some are floating boardwalks that take you over marshes and dunes. Others follow the coastline. Some take you through deep forests. There are plenty of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Both ponds and the sea make for excellent water based exploration. Interpretive programs are offered daily throughout the summer and these fun and educational activities are offered in both English and French. Winter is a great time for cross-country skiing. Warm-up shelters and bathrooms are located along the trail. With so much to see and do, this is a great Prince Edward Island camping spot!

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