The coastal Prince Edward Island National Park is small (10 sq mi/26 sq km), but it has soaring mounds of sand held together by fragile marram grass, which form a very special ecosystem. There is ample opportunity to learn about it while visiting. The park also contains beautiful fields, long sandy beaches and steep cliffs. Expect to have company during your stay: Only 15 mi/25 km north of Charlottetown, it's one of Canada's most popular national parks.
Boardwalks and paths lead to the beaches, where you'll find several displays about shoreline ecology. Local wildlife includes red foxes, small mammals, blue herons and piping plovers. Tennis, golf, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, boating, swimming, bicycling, hiking, camping and kayaking are among the activities you can enjoy in the park. Greenwich is home to rare sand dune formations and one of Canada's unique ecosystems—both are explained in a state-of-the-art interpretive center. Three campgrounds are available for overnight stays, and there are facilities for group outings.
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