Rainbow Valley site reopens
The site of the Rainbow Valley amusement park, now a new entrance to P.E.I. National Park, reopens Friday at 10 a.m.
The property is now called Cavendish Grove and will include walking and cycling trails as well as access to Cavendish Beach.
Barb MacDonald of Parks Canada told CBC News that while the amusement park rides are gone from the land, the feeling in the park is still the same.
"The highlight of the property is still there," said MacDonald.
"The trees are beautiful and very prominent. It will be a wonderful place for people to relax and maybe have a picnic and just enjoy the natural beauty."
The 16-hectare amusement park was sold to Parks Canada two years ago.
Last summer, some tourism operators in the area complained it was taking Parks Canada too long to reopen the site.
Eventually, Parks Canada intends to make Cavendish Grove the main entrance to this section of the national park, meaning a longer walk to Cavendish Beach.