Prince Edward Island Local Customs

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Prince Edward Island Local Customs

  • Summer festivals

    Charlottetown Local Customs

    In August, there's Old Home Week at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The main event is the big horse race, but there's also a midway with carnival rides and games, as well as farm animal exhibits. All this happens at the Charlottetown Driving Park. On Friday morning/afternoon before the big race (which is Saturday), there's the Gold Cup and Saucer...

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  • Cows Ice Cream

    Along with being a real tradition Cows ice Cream is a real success story . It began in 1983 as a small operation using traditional ice cream methods that date back to the turn of the century . But boy did it take off ...and now is almost as big a symbol to PEI as Anne . Be prepared to line up but it is worth the wait!! It's a hard chocie too withy...

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  • Rural Postbox

    This was along a side road that we took to get back to route 6 on the north shore area. The mail box and yellow newspaper box (on the other side of the while post box) were "held" by a sort of scarecrow/dummy. He had an old tree in his other hand and there was a stuffed raven on the top. This was a couple of weeks before halloween. I think they...

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  • Local lingo

    The Islander accent is sometimes hard for foreigners to understand, but here is a guide to slang terms that are common on the Island that you won't likely hear anywhere else in the world:From away - someone from outside the Island.Islander - someone who was born and raised on PEI.Slippy - slippery.Stormstayed - snowed in.If you go to the Evangeline...

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  • Weird Island mailboxes!

    For some reason finding a mailbox outside of Charlottetown wasn't easy and the one I found (in Cavendish) was, well, kind of weird looking...! But just so you know, my postcards did make it all the way to Europe so no worries!

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  • Rasberry Cordial

    Rasberry cordial is a soda sort of drink with sugar, and rasberry flavouring. Its very sweet, but good! If you've read the Anne of Green Gables books you'll be familiar with the drink.. its the one that Anne's friend Diana accidently got drunk with. (But they dont really make them with alcohol - at least not the ones you buy from the store.)You can...

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  • Recycling

    Because the Island is so small, there are some new ways to dispose of waste. Recycling is a way of living there. Everywhere you go, on the streets or even on every single garbage can at McDonald's, you need to follow the instructions to properly dispose of your waste. The main categories are regular waste, paper and cardboard, compost, plastic,...

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  • Shopping Spree

    By the way, if you're desperate to go shopping, please get up early 'cause stores close early and nothing is open on Sunday. Even if the store hours are 9-9, remember that the store might close earlier without notice... It happened to me a couple of times already :) You're best bet is to go to shopping malls where they are some regulations about...

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  • Funeral Processions

    You learn something new everyday...the last time I was in P.E.I. I learned that when there is a funeral procession driving from the church to the cemetary, all cars on both sides of the road pull over. It's just a sign of respect and common decency between people.

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