Provincial Forests

Provincial Forests are public lands that are managed to provide high quality wood and non-timber forest products as well as to provide opportunities for recreation, education focused on land owners, the public and youth, public access and long term forest research. Provincial Forest lands cover approximately 19,000 ha, mostly in eastern and western areas of the province.

How are Provincial Forest lands managed?

Provincial Forest lands are managed in accordance with the standards in the Ecosystem-based Forest Management Manual.

Forest management plans are prepared for each property and posted for public comment on the Public Lands Forest Management Plans Comments page. Finalized plans are listed by property number and community and you can obtain a copy by calling your local Forest District office.

Can I visit Provincial Forests?

Yes. Unless otherwise designated, Provincial Forest properties and road systems are open for non-consumptive uses such as walking, cycling and bird watching and for consumptive uses such as fishing, trapping and hunting. 

Areas with existing trapping restrictions include (but are not limited to) the following properties:

  • New Harmony Demo woodlot
  • Auburn Demo woodlot
  • Valleyfield Demo woodlot
  • Camp Tamawaby Demo woodlot
  • Brookvale demo woodlot
  • Boughton River Trail Natural Area
  • Murray River Pines Natural Area
  • Gairloch Road trails
  • Royalty Oaks Natural Area
  • Beach Grove Natural Area (Beach Grove Memorial Forest)
  • Bonshaw Hills Wilderness Park.

Where can I find walking or cycling trails on Provincial Forest properties?

Provincial Forest Trails
Property Community Access and Special Notes
New Harmony Demo Woodlot New Harmony Walking trail through natural mixed hardwood and softwood plantations
Valleyfield Demo Woodlot Valleyfield Walking trail through Natural Acadian forest hardwood and mature softwood stands
Auburn Demo Woodlot Auburn Walking Trail through softwood plantations on old field sites
Brookvale Demo Woodlot Brookvale Walking Trails through softwood plantations on old field sites and mixed hardwood
Brookvale Nordic Ski Brookvale Walking and mountain biking trails through a variety of forest types

Provincial Forest sign

Provincial Forest sign

The Provincial Forest sign includes the silhouette of a conifer overlaid with the image of a red oak leaf and acorn (PEI's Provincial Tree) on a background of forest green.


Published date: 
February 8, 2024
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6450

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