Fairholm Inn and Carriage House
230 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Canada
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Looking east from New Brunswick, towards PEI
Packed up and headed for home
My bodyguards- aka the Divine Cafe seminarians :)
PEI's Provincial Capital building in Charlottetown
Trip to Charlottetown Next Week!
My mother and I are going on an improptu whirlwind trip of the Maritimes and will be in Charlottetown from Sept 15-17. We are interested in perhaps renting bicycles and touring the island a bit on a day trip. We want to see the famous colourful landscape of PEI: red earth, cliffs etc. Money is limited, unfortunately. My questions to you are, would we be able to see much of the island on a one-day bicycle trip, keeping in mind that we are not terribly athletic? Is there a place in Charlottetown where we can cheaply rent bicycles? Can anyone suggest a bicycle route which is short enough to cover in a day but would offer a variety of scenery?
On a different note, are there any nightclubs in town which feature (classic or modern) rock music (such as ACDC) and dancing on a Monday or Tuesday night?
Your prompt reply would be much appreciated as we are leaving on Friday, Sept 12. Only 3 days! I'm getting excited!
Re: Trip to Charlottetown Next Week!
I have a friend who cycled PEI with her older sister, and will put her in touch with you if possible. Good luck!
Re: Re: Trip to Charlottetown Next Week!
I was writing a big long reply, then found this website that gives you more information than I could ever tell you:
Tourism season is just about over on the island, so I could be wrong, but I would not expect to find much action at local nightclubs. But at least accomodation prices should be reduced now, and there will be much less traffic on the small and winding roads.
Travel Tips for Charlottetown
Culturama and International Tea House
PEI (especially Charlottetown) is become more multicultural, and once every few months, there is the International Tea House. It is an event where immigrants and locals can come together and celebrate diversity. There are foods from different countries, music and performances from different cultures, etc. It's always a fun event for everyone who goes.
Culturama happens once a year (usually in winter) and is a bigger version of the International Tea House. Basically the same event, but also with booths from organizations that promote solidarity, volunteer/work abroad, etc. Also, after all the performances and speeches, there is a big dance party with music from different countries.
There are a lot of fast food places along University Avenue. There is a Subway (a sub sandwich restaurant, not public transportation) near the university and Burger King across the street from it. A little closer to town, McDonald's, KFC, and Tim Horton's are right near each other. There is also Dairy Queen very close to town, and Wendy's a little further off (closer to the Charlottetown Mall). There is also another Subway restaurant in downtown Charlottetown, very close to the Confederation Centre of the Arts (but not on University Avenue). I think everyone knows what kind of food you'll find at most of these places... But if you want healthier fast food, Subway is a good place for that. They use fresh vegetables and they don't dip their food in grease like the other places do. Dairy Queen is a good place for ice cream, I love every ice cream dessert they have.
"PE Island, Canada"
Wow, very impressive island. Gorgeous beaches, believe it, with sand dunes out of a painting. The seafood is excellent, truly a delight. Go to one of the Lobster dinners, WOW. All the mussels you can eat plus it was the best lobster Irka and I ever ate. The island is pretty, Charlottetown is small but cute. 3 to 4 nights should cover it.
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