The integrity of our natural environment is closely tied to our success as a community and tourist destination. With this in mind, the Resort Municipality asks that the public help us to protect and maintain our natural environment.
Our tourism accommodations are required by law to monitor their drinking water quality every three months and our municipality has a state of the art sewer system.
The Cavendish end of the PEI National Park has significant land mass in the Resort Municipality. It is a beautiful place with, among other things, spectacular red cliffs, majestic dunes, and sparkling waterways. The landscape within its borders bears evidence of hundreds – and in some cases – thousands of years of history, telling the tales of its evolution and the impact of both natural and human events.
Prince Edward Island National Park protects a portion of the Maritime Plain Natural Region, which is characterized by sand dunes, barrier islands and beaches, sandspits, and associated wetlands. The diverse habitats in the Park provide a home for a variety of plants and animals. The woods and shores of the Park are filled with over 300 species of birds and a large variety of plants.
Residents and visitors are asked not to walk on the marram grass which holds our dunes in place. Red foxes make their dens in the sand dunes. While it may be tempting to try to get close, please don’t feed or approach them as it could cause them harm in the future if they get used to humans.
For more information about the PEI National Park please see: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/index.aspx.