Cavendish Campground Post-Fiona Recovery and Reinstatement

Cavendish Campground, situated on the north shore of Prince Edward Island National Park, experienced downed trees, significant erosion, and damaged infrastructure resulting from Hurricane Fiona. This project will be carried out to clean-up debris and impacts from Hurricane Fiona in order to make the campground operational for the 2023 season. Vulnerable infrastructure within proximity to the northern coast will be decommissioned in anticipation of future storm events and natural erosion processes.

The scope of work will involve: (1) Decommissioning the northern campground road and conversion to a walking path and utility access road; (2) Construction of 3 traffic circles at the terminus of roads previously connecting to the now decommissioned road to maintain traffic flow; (3) decommissioning sites in north sections of D-loop; (4) removal of damaged infrastructure; (5) clean-up debris and reinstate campsites; (6) extension of current bank swallow closure (fence posts and rope); and (7) planting of native vegetation.

Removal of infrastructure will require heavy equipment (excavator, dump truck, back hoe, and roller). Proximity of a known Bank Swallow colony to the work area may require Species At Risk Permitting prior to work commencing. Work is planned for Spring 2023.


Latest update

March 27, 2023 - The assessment process has been terminated.


Key documents


Prince Edward Island National Park
2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V8
Telephone: 902-672-6350
Fax: 902-672-6370

  • Location

    • Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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