Prince Edward Island Things to Do

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Prince Edward Island Things to Do

  • Old Charlottetown

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    This is a pedestrian street in downtown Charlottetown, close to the main attractions in town, such as the Confederation Centre, Province House, Peake's Quay, etc. There are small restaurants, outdoor cafes, bars, art galleries, and souvenir shops along the street. In the summer, there's often a few jazz bands playing on Victoria Row, and they're...

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  • Anne of Green Gables

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    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...

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  • Historic houses/buildings

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island which also has offices of the administrative staff to support official duties of the Lieutenant Governor. Built in 1833-34 by Isaac Smith, Henry Smith and Nathan Wright has basically stayed the same for the most part. It's first occupant was Lieutenant Governor of the day,...

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  • Woodleigh Replicas & Gardens

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    Woodleigh Replicas - I loved my first visit there, but in the ensuing 10 yrs, the place really seems to have fallen into disrepair. With the price of admission, I would like to think they would have kept it up better. The signs were dirty and hard to read, a little spray nine would go a long way. The walk around the pond was nice, but I was very...

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  • Victoria Park

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    Established in 1805, has been guarding the city ever since. Even though it was never actually used for warfare it has been the site of many ceremonies. It is a nice place to wander around for about 15 to 20 minutes. On November 8, 2005 it was recommissioned by Michaelle Jean the Governor General of Canada. It is located along Park Roadway by...

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  • Prince Edward Island National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    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...

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  • Peake's Quay

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    This is the waterfront. It's beautiful and perfect for an evening walk. There are a few restaurants and souvenir shops in the area. Occasionally, you'll see some buskers putting on a show for the kids.

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  • Confederation Bridge

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    This is the Confederation Bridge one of the two ways to get to Prince Edward Island. The other way is by ferry (see transportation for more info). It is almost a tourist attraction this bridge, it is 12.9 kilometers long and dates from 1997. It joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick. It is the longest bridge...

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  • Rural Settings

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    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...

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  • Charlottetown

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    Charlottetown is the only real urban centre on P.E.I. (although the Summerside people would probably be of a different opinion) - but this doesn't mean much anyway. Being a small place, it hasn't really got a lot to offer. Apart from several malls and fast food places in its outskirts, the town is sleepy and laid back. A friend of mine took the...

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  • Sea & Sand

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    Not so far from the beach, and stil in the National park you can find these beautiful red cliffs. On the way over here spotted a red fox, I never saw one in the wild, so that was great!

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  • Singing Sands Beach

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    What a great beach to spend the day. Basin Head is located on the far east side of PEI; probably about a two hour drive from Charlottetown. It literally has miles of sandy beach, and the further you walk, the less crowded it is.The sand on this beach isn't as red as at some others, so you won't have to worry about staining your towels or clothes....

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  • Cavendish Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    I'm not a huge beachhead but I have to admit that I really enjoyed spending the day at Cavendish beach, if only for the scenery. The wild dunes that border the beach make for beautiful landscapes and if you're lucky enough to be there to watch the sunset, you will bring home some wonderful memories of your trip to Prince Edward Island. The soft...

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  • General Information

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    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...

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  • Northumberland Ferry

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    Northumberland Ferries depart from Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, on a schedule of about every hour and a half, offering a pleasant respite. Wood Islands is the gateway community to scenic and lively eastern Prince Edward Island. The ride is approximatley 75 min. long. Just as going over the Bridge is something to see,...

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  • Alberton

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    Alberton- a great little town about 2 hours west of Charlottetown. I've been spending years here and always want to go back the folowing summer! '...the fairest land 'tis possible to see!' Jacques Cartier made that entry in his diary when he discovered Prince Edward Island in 1534. It was in Kildare, near Alberton that the French explorer first set...

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  • Avonlea Village of Anne of Green Gables

    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...

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  • Confederation Trail

    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...

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  • The PERFECT idyllic little village

    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...

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  • The Dunes

    The DunesThis is quite an amazing area in east Cavendish with a great trail system that you can hike or bike.

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  • Wax World

    Wax World of the StarsCavendishThere’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.

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  • Mr Ripley

    Ripley’s Believe It or notThere 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.

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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not

    We were impressed with the junk art in front of the building.It is $16.00 to get in , kind of steep I thought but for a rainy day its entertainment.

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  • Province House -the Birthplace of...

    Province HouseIts 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.

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  • Avonlea - The Presbyterian Manse

    Avonlea - The Presbyterian ManseThis 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.

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  • The Pig race

    The Pig RaceThis 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...

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  • Avonlea Village -The Old School House

    Avonlea Village -The Old School HouseThis 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.

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  • Anne of Avonlea Village

    Anne of Avonlea VillageThis 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...

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  • Vesey's

    Veseys SeedsBeing 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.

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  • The Confederation Bridge

    The BridgeI’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...

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  • St Dunstan's Basilica

    St Dunstan’s BasilicaBuilt in 1907 , I had to wonder about many life events this grand old church had witnessed . There are beautiful stained glass windows and marble pillars and gothic towers.

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  • Canada's oldest brick lighthouse

    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...

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  • Small, but nice

    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...

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  • Leave the highways, drive the byways!

    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...

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  • Cap Egmont Bottle Houses

    This was just a neat thing to see. IT was $5 each admission, and was really neat. On a sunny day, the light would be beautiful. We were there on a cloudy day, but still nice. The flower gardens were lovely as well. Just a nice way to spend a half hour or so.

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  • What happened here???

    Woodleigh Replicas - I loved my first visit there, but in the ensuing 10 yrs, the place really seems to have fallen into disrepair. With the price of admission, I would like to think they would have kept it up better. The signs were dirty and hard to read, a little spray nine would go a long way. The walk around the pond was nice, but I was very...

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  • Yawn!

    Charlottetown is the only real urban centre on P.E.I. (although the Summerside people would probably be of a different opinion) - but this doesn't mean much anyway. Being a small place, it hasn't really got a lot to offer. Apart from several malls and fast food places in its outskirts, the town is sleepy and laid back. A friend of mine took the...

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  • Winter on the Island

    Come Winter the tourists are gone, the time is right to really enjoy the Island and it's people. Rustico's residents go all out when light the home for Christmas

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  • Head to Cavendish

    Sand like brown sugar and lots of sand dunes too. This is arguably the best beach in Atlantic Canada .The water is considered the warmest in P.E.I. Cavendish Boardwalk offers a variety of shopping and eating opportunities

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  • Lobster Suppers

    I grew up ion Nova Scotia loving lobster . Still I have to admit there is nothing quite like a PEI lobster supper with all the trimmings. People debate as to which one is the best...New Glasgow or St Annes...I can't decide . They are both wonderful!! Its tough to save room for the homemade desserts that follow!

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  • Green Gables National Historic Park

    The world loves Anne of Green Gables. There really is a house on Prince Edward Island called Green Gables. It's a mid-19thc farmhouse that belonged to relatives of Lucy Maud Montgomery and the farm and house were what inspired her to write about the little red headed girl, Anne in 1908. The site was acquired by Parks Canada in the 1930's and is...

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  • Country scenes

    If you're road-tripping around PEI, you'll love the landscapes in the countryside. It's a rural province, which means lots of farmland, wild flowers, hills, lakes/rivers, and open spaces. You'll also see cute little country churches, dirt roads, old-fashioned farmhouses, and farm animals (mostly cows, horses, and sheep) in pasture. Rural PEI is the...

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  • Anne of Green Gables

    In summer, tourists flock to PEI because they are fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery's book Anne of Green Gables (which is set on the Island). Because Anne is so popular, the Island is filled with Anne-themed tourist activities during the summer. Green Gables House in Cavendish is a popular tourist attraction. It is actually the house that inspired LM...

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  • Deep-sea fishing

    There are several place on the north shore where you can go deep-sea fishing. The boat takes you out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence and everyone gets a fishing line (even the children can fish). I've gone a few times as a child and teenager, and we mostly caught cod and mackerel. And you don't have to sit for hours waiting for a bite - everyone...

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  • Visit Charlottetown

    A visit to Charlottetown is a must for anyone visiting PEI. Charlottetown is a small city, but there are a lot of things happening in the summer. There are all sorts of shows at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, guided tours, places to shop, live music, etc. There is also a lot of architecture from the 1800s in downtown Charlottetown....

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