Prince Edward Island
Most places under NCC's care are open to the public. Please consult our website for site-specific updates.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working on Prince Edward Island since 1978. Since that time, we have helped protect over 2,600 hectares of some of the most ecologically significant parts of the Island. PEI is Canada’s most densely populated province, and its remaining areas of intact dunes, salt marsh and Acadian forest are precious. NCC is proud to have helped our partners create 23 protected areas in the province. We also own and care for 10 other nature reserves on PEI. NCC’s nature reserves conserve some of the wildest landscapes on the island and are open for all to enjoy.
Browse our interactive map of nature reserves located throughout Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada. Our nature reserves are managed for the primary purpose of nature conservation, but visitors are welcome to explore many of these sites. Most of our nature reserves are open to pedestrian access on existing paths and during daylight hours. However, many of these lands do not have paths, are undeveloped, and may have hazards present, so care should be taken when visiting.
If you wish to get involved and learn more about becoming a volunteer to help look after these areas, please email us at: Atlantic.Volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.
Stories from the Field
Interns of Atlantic Canada
Looking after migratory shorebirds, debris cleanup, bringing awareness to communities and more — the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) interns of 2022 did it all. Read along to learn more about these eager young individuals and their achievements over the summer. Continue Reading »
Royal Canadian Navy volunteers help plant trees
When you’re reforesting an island, it’s handy to have friends with boats. Thank you to the members of the Royal Canadian Navy who volunteered to help plant 100 trees on Governors Island. Continue Reading »
From Our Blog
NCC staff conducting fieldwork at the Black Ash Nature Reserve, NL. (Photo by Triina Voitk/NCC staff)
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