Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

This beach is the reported landing spot of the explorer Jacques Cartier, when he first arrived in Canada in 1534 on his expedition to discover the “northern lands” and a passage to Asia. This arrival is celebrated every year in July on Rediscovery Day at the beach. Cartier declared that PEI was the “the fairest land 'tis possible to see!” See the fairest land for yourself by exploring the beach with the interpretive programs of the park and the evening activities in the summer. There is an on duty lifeguard in the summer, a campground equipped with washrooms, a laundromat, kitchen shelter and a camper’s store. It is located 5 km east of Alberton.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
-1°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-1°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

This beach is the reported landing spot of the explorer Jacques Cartier, when he first arrived in Canada in 1534 on his expedition to discover the “northern lands” and a passage to Asia. This arrival is celebrated every year in July on Rediscovery Day at the beach. Cartier declared that PEI was the “the fairest land 'tis possible to see!” See the fairest land for yourself by exploring the beach with the interpretive programs of the park and the evening activities in the summer. There is an on duty lifeguard in the summer, a campground equipped with washrooms, a laundromat, kitchen shelter and a camper’s store. It is located 5 km east of Alberton.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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