Ten things to do while in Prince Edward Island

  • Top Province House in PEI - a National Historic Site

    Explore the birthplace of a nation

    Visit Founder’s Hall for the entertaining and interactive exhibit of the unique history of Charlottetown and the beginnings of Canada as we know it today. It’s right around the corner from the port!

    Learn about what happened in 1864 when a simple idea was put forth by our forefathers: To unite and create a glorious country. Take a short stroll to where that idea was born right at the top of Great George Street in Province House, a National Historic Site of Canada.

  • Top PEI is home to the Canadian Golf Academy

    Tee off where the PGA Tour pros play

    Hit the links in golf paradise. There’s a reason why PEI is Canada’s number one golf destination. With over 26 courses, there’s a course for everyone, from beginner to pro.

    Perfect your swing at the Canadian Golf Academy with group or private lesions. There are so many courses here that getting a tee time won’t be a problem. Swing away, but bring your camera. You very well might spot a golf celebrity.

  • Top Prince Edward Island's beaches are world famous

    Hit the beach!

    Head to one of the many beaches of Prince Edward Island—they’re famous the world over. PEI’s majestic dunes are thriving eco-systems that everyone (even visitors) is asked to preserve and protect.

    PEI’s sand is so fine that it sings when you walk on it. Dip your toes in the warmest waters north of Florida! Many Island beaches are National Parks, but there are many off-the-beaten-path options to explore if you want something a little more secluded.

  • Top Take a guide tour through history in Charlottetown, PEI

    Take a guided tour through history

    Set out on a beautiful, entertaining, and educational walk from Founders’ Hall through the historic city streets, led by a costumed guide. Stroll up charming Great George Street and learn all about life in PEI in the 1800s.

    Ask about the crooked, six-foot deep sidewalks. There are several tours to choose from, so good luck deciding!

  • Top Enjoy the richness of the sea in Prince Edward Island

    Fresh local seafood

    Enjoy Charlottetown’s embarrassment of riches when it comes to food—find everything from steak to sushi. But if you’re only going to enjoy one great meal while you’re here, you must try the lobster (when it’s in season, of course). After all, there’s a reason why it’s considered among the best in the world.

    Not a lobster fan? No problem. Feast on our delectable mussels and oysters. Dine overlooking the harbour, at a romantic table at a quiet side-street café or at an elegant restaurant. Or get a little more hands on and go clam digging or sign up for a Culinary Bootcamp and learn how to prepare these Island delicacies yourself!

  • Top Bikers enjoying Nature in Prince Edward Island

    Take a sail or hit the trail!

    Nature lover? You’ll feel right at home in PEI. Strap on some boots or hop on a bike and explore the island’s tip-to-tip hiking and biking trail. Built on the province’s abandoned railway system, the Confederation Trail will take you through groves of hardwood and softwood trees, along the banks of pristine rivers, and through quiet little villages. You’re never far from a waterway to explore and there’s no shortage of kayak rentals.

    Not one to stick to the easy path? Blaze your own trails and go wherever the wind takes you. The largest animal you need to worry about encountering in PEI’s wilderness is the peaceful little red fox!

  • Top Lighthouse in the PEI countryside

    Admire the colours

    Admire the rich colours of this sleepy little Island—they will take your breath away. PEI’s greens are a little deeper than you see other places. The yellows a little bit brighter. Even the colour of PEI’s soil is a rich red, which makes those humble old dirt roads look more like red carpets.

    A simple stroll through PEI’s picturesque countryside will touch your soul and change you forever. Your heart will always try to bring you back.

  • Top Cow's ice creak is among the best in the world

    Sample the best ice cream in the world

    Wowie Cowie, Fluff ‘n Udder, Gooey Mooey, Moo York Cheesecake... your visit to PEI won’t be complete without a cone or two of the super premium Cow’s ice cream that’s famous the world over. While you’re there, pick up some of their delicious, award-winning cheddar cheese.

    Don an udderly uproarious Cow’s t-shirt and let everyone know you’ve visited Prince Edward Island. It will remind you of your stop at this friendly little Island and you can wear it anywhere in the world and someone will come up to ask about your visit to PEI.

  • Top Friendly smiles are everywhere in Prince Edward Island

    Embrace the warmth of the locals

    The real beauty of Charlottetown is in its people. Explore the small city to your heart’s content without worrying about your safety. Friendly smiles, warm handshakes and helpful hands are always close no matter where you are in PEI.

    Tour the area by horse and carriage, bus, or taxi if you like. But the best way to explore Charlottetown is on foot. It’s not New York City, but PEI’s shops will surprise and delight you.

    Be sure to pick up a piece of stainless steel Paderno cookware made on the island and sold steps away from the ship at Peakes Quay.

  • Top Anne of Green Gables is sure to be a favorite

    See Anne of Green Gables

    If you’ve never heard of PEI’s most famous fictional character, you’re in for a treat. Fans of Anne, the orphaned red-haired girl from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novels, travel from all over the world to visit her home.

    See Anne brought to life in Charlottetown through the world’s longest running theatre production, Anne of Green Gables The Musical. Visit the PEI home of Ms. Montgomery, now a museum chronicling the novelist’s life.

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