Stanhope campground at the Prince Edward Island National Park is getting a $1-million facelift from the federal government, Parks Canada announced Friday (Oct. 31), The Guardian reported.

The money will be used to upgrade campsites, build a new playground, and upgrade the camper registration area, roads and washroom facilities.

“By investing in the infrastructure of Canada’s national parks and national historic sites, our government is also helping to connect Canadians with these special places,” said federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.

Parks Canada noted that while camping is a longstanding tradition and a principal visitor activity in Prince Edward Island National Park, over the last few years there has been an emerging trend – more campers are using tent-trailers, small campers and RVs.

By upgrading the facilities at Stanhope campground, Parks Canada said the campground will be better equipped to accommodate visitors.

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