This is what you would expect when Disney World merges with Anne of Green Gables. The 'town' consists of a few blocks of buildings, only a few of which are from the period, which house stores, displays, etc. Throughout the day vignettes of the stories in the book are presented and there are red-haired "Annes" of different ages. Many of the characters in the book are also represented. You can talk to them as they remain in character. Other activities include attending a class in the schoolhouse, a buggy ride, a pig race, a sing along, etc. Foods, candies and drinks, especially "Raspberry Cordial", are sold. It makes for a nice day's activity, particularly for those acquainted with the series of books.
The Confederation trail is a 250 km railway that was converted into a bike path that stretches from the east to west coasts of the island. The path stays on the interior of the island so you get great views of the country side. The trail is very flat so you can enjoy a rather easy ride while taking in the scenery. If you want more of a work out with some views of the coast break off from the path and bike some of the coastal roads, they have more inclines so you might get a more interesting ride with great views of the coast.
If you've chosen to visit Prince Edward Island, you probably enjoy the quite style, the gentle way of the place. You're probably the type to enjoy the timeless nature of a small seaside town, tiny shops and friendly locals.
We found the perfect place, Victoria-by-the-Sea. I highly suggest that you spend some time in this beautiful and peaceful village, you won't regret it for a moment. It's a place to blend into the gentle life that IS Prince Edward Island. There are excellent little restaurants, a couple of small historic bed and breakfasts, and there's even a community theater troupe that's known all over Canada for their productions. Bookstores, art shops, a tiny town pier. Doesn't this sound great? It's far better than I'm making it sound, honest.
Please see my Victoria-by-the-Sea page here on VT for more info...lots of photos and stories about this very special place. Also, the town's website is listed down below.
Wax World of the Stars
There’s a pretty good likeness of Michael Jordan out front.. They also have Shreik. Again this is museum is a bit of a money grab and to me not why I visit PEI but if you’re on vacation, why not? Admission is $12.00.
Ripley’s Believe It or not
There are many tourist attractions on the island and they all come at a cost. This is one is $16.00. We didn’t go in stopped to have a look. There is a bust of Mr. Ripley out front that was created by a blind man.
Its unbelievable its taken me this long to make a visit to the site of the birthplace of Conferation . We took turns ( dogs aren’t allowed) visiting the upstairs chambers.. Its quite interesting with some good pictures of the Fathers of Confederation.
Avonlea - The Presbyterian Manse
This house was reconstructed on the site. It holds the honor of being the birthplace of the Anne of Green Gables. The old organ and the story of the little girl who once owned it touched me. Her picture hangs above it. She cherished it and played it until she died at the age of 93.
The Pig Race
This is a fun event at the closing of the day in Avonlea VillaWhile trying to position myself for a good shot , I dropped my glasses inside the track area!1 In panic I luckily managed to squeeze my hand under the fence and retrieve them , in the nick of time before the pigs made their dash!! So I only have one miserable picture of the pig’s bums!! They are fast!!
Avonlea Village -The Old School House
This was my first stop while in the village . The little desks and old blackboard were not that different from the classrooms of my childhood. The pot belly stove made me realize we wee fortunate to have central heating.
Anne of Avonlea Village
This is a relatively new addition to the island. It’s a recreated town from the late 1800’s . You can roam around the quaint streets and before long you get the feeling that really are a part of this tiny innocent time. Like many others, I got lost as a child, in the life of Anne of Green Gables, thanks to the enchanting books of Lucy Maude Montgomery. Now the TV show brings to life what we could only imagine.
This is a worthwhile stop . We arrived at closing and were permitted to enter free. During the day there are lots of things going on like , horse and buggy rides, a farm petting area , tournaments , square dances and more.
Admission is $22.00
Being a gardener I just had to go by Vesey’s in York . They are celebrating 70 years in business. I have grown many plants as did my father before me from Vesey’s . They have nice display gardens and you can buy seeds but not plants.
I’ve been across the bridge several times but it always amazes me …its just so long . Its only two lanes and I’m happy there are walls as I think the sensation would feel like being on a tight rope above water. It makes the trip to PEI so much shorter though. $42.00 return for cars.
It is 8 miles long and the longest bridge over ice covered water in the world
Yup, that's a record that is hard to break! Point Prim Lighthouse is not only a very scenic place located far off the main highway of P.E.I., but also proud to be the oldest brick lighthouse of Canada.
A very nice detour if you are on your way to the ferry to Nova Scotia and still have a lot of time left. Picknicking is possible on the lighthouse premises and very recommendable.
Prince Edward Island NP is probably one of the smallest national parks in Canada. It was also one, if not the first national park of the country. Founded in 1937, the park protects a strip of P.E.I.'s north shore. To me, it looked pretty much like other parts of the beach / shore, but apparently the dunes and plants are worth being protected.
It's a nice place to hang out and watch the sunset after a long day of driving.
The reason why P.E.I. is so appealing is its unique landscape. Leaving the highways and driving on on the small and narrow country roads will provide you with excellent views of the magnificent landscape.
Here are some possibilities:
*the roads to Cabot Beach Provincial Park - straight roads through fields and meadows, passing little villages and now and then a charming church, often beautiful vistas on coves and beaches are possible
*any one road leading to a lighthouse - check your map thoroughly and you'll see that there are numerous lighthouses on P.E.I., most of which are nice places to stop at for a picture. Moreover, you'll usually even have to leave the byways in order to reach them, so this may give you some really off-the-beaten-path views of P.E.I.
*the area around the Rusticos, a chain of 5 villages - rather hilly and blessed with a rugged coastline and picturesque villages
*the hinterland - away from the coast, P.E.I.'s coast sometimes reminded me of English hills and dales and sometimes of wide Baltic lands. In any case something that you really shouldn't miss
Golf Course was excellent. Hotel listed as 5 star, definetly over rated. 2 star at best. Holtel...more
I used to work here as a bellhop. I enjoyed working here as the building is like no other pei hotel....more
Main St., Victoria, Prince Edward Island C0A 1G0
Good for: Couples