Over 7 km of scenic nature trails

Cape Jourimain trail map

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Lighthouse Trail

Cape Jourimain's historic lighthouse awaits you at the end of this short loop. Enjoy magnificent coastal views as you meander through old field and spruce forest. On the way back, you will follow an old road that served as the original route to the lighthouse.


  • Spectacular views of the Confederation Bridge, Northumberland Strait, and the Province of Prince Edward Island.

  • Fields of wildflower, including rose, goldenrod, and aster.

  • The Cape Jourimain lighthouse, located at the end of the trail on Jourimain Point.

Distance: 2 km loop

Time: 45 minutes

Habitat: Forest, Coast, Old field

Gunning Trail

Gunning Trail takes you on a winding trek along Jourimain's western coast, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Northumberland Strait while passing through old field and spruce forest. At the end is an observation deck overlooking Cape Jourimain’s brackish marsh.


  • Fields of wild rose, which bloom from June to early August.

  • An observation deck overlooking a vibrant brackish marsh.

  • Scenic views of the Northumberland Strait and the Confederation Bridge.

Distance: 2 km return trip

Time: 45 minutes

Habitat: Forest, Coast, Old field

Trenholm Trail

Closed until further notice!

A longer trail through the heart of Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area, offering scenic views of the sprawling salt marshes. Weave your way through dense forest while paying attention for old farming equipment hidden in the underbrush.

Please note, the trailhead is a 1.2 km walk from the parking lot.


  • Magnificent views of the salt marshes.

  • Old farming relics from the early 20th century.

Distance: 3 km loop

Time: 2 hours

Habitat: Forest, Wetland

Be Prepared!

  • Cape Jourimain has a healthy population of mosquitoes, horse flies, and other biting insects. Bug spray is recommended.

  • For your own safety and to protect the natural environment, please stay on marked trails.


Trails are open year-round, but are not maintained from October to May.