Prince Edward Island Travel Guide

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Prince Edward Island Highlights

  • Pro
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    ClassyGirl says…

     Wonderful people, great beaches, great landscape, great cities 

  • Con
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     Charlottetown traffic is sadly starting to seem more like Canada proper and less like PEI 

  • In a nutshell
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     One of Canada's most beautiful provinces. Definately worth a visit. 

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Charlottetown

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Summerside

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3,6,8

Victoria

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16,45,1

Surrey

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1,0,0

Georgetown

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1,4,0

Borden-Carleton

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3,1,0

Cavendish

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7,8,4

Rustico

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9,15,1

Kensington

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6,12,1

Charlottetown

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  • 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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  • Rodd Charlottetown

    Charlottetown Hotels

    I used to work here as a bellhop. I enjoyed working here as the building is like no other pei hotel....

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  • China Garden

    Charlottetown Restaurants

    I went into this place late one night...it was one of those surreal evenings. I guess what made it so surreal was that there were people in this restaurant who were out of place and I had probably too much to drink. Anyway, I walked in and the place was filled with these junior high school aged kids all dressed up (sort of a prom night thing). I...

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Summerside

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  • Seafood in a fishing-boat-style...

    Summerside Restaurants

    The Deckhouse is a restaurant on the Summerside waterfront. It has a fishing-boat theme to it. The time I was there, there were a lot of families with children eating there so it was noisy at times, but I like the place. The menu includes seafood (fish and chips, clam chowder, PEI mussels, etc), as well as pub food (nachos, potato skins, etc)...

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  • Clark's Sunny Isle Motel

    Summerside Hotels

    720 Water Street East, Summerside, C1N 4J1, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • A restaurant/bar

    Summerside Restaurants

    This is a small family restaurant, with a bar. The food is mostly burgers/fries, wraps, club sandwiches, etc, but there are a few more exotic things like escargot (snails). Sometimes, there is a band that plays there too in the evenings.

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Victoria

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  • Classical Glass

    Victoria Shopping

    Victoria’s Glass studio is operated by a mother and daughter artist team. In addition to creating works of art, there is emphasis on teaching any aspect of working with glass. Indoor and outdoor mosaic projects, fused glass, stained glass, glass bead making (lamp working) and sand blasting are our work shop topics. We also have local artist and...

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  • Orient Hotel

    Victoria Hotels

    Main St., Victoria, Prince Edward Island C0A 1G0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The local "great white way"

    Victoria Nightlife

    The Victoria Community Playhouse hosts one of the longest-running and active theater troupes in all of Prince Edward Island. Throughout the summer months, the playhouse features comedy, music, story-telling and other theatrical performances. No less than the NY Times has described this little theater and troupe as "a hidden gem".The historic...

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Surrey

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  • by Aubber Written Nov 17, 2010

    Show Hall

    “November 7 December”



    “Weekly Happenings In and Around Town”

    Hypnotist “Ed Ratelle”

    Saturday, November 20th, 7:00pm

    Souris Show Hall

    Tickets $15.00 each. Call 743-7469 for more info.

    Neil Diamond Tribute “Diamond in the Rough”
    Souris Royal Canadian Legion
    Friday, December 3rd @ 8:00pm

    Advance Tickets $15.00 or $20.00 at the Door
    Tickets can be purchased at the Legion.

    More info available at www.solitaryman.ca

    Every Monday night we have a Monday Night Jam Session at 7:30 pm.
    All are welcome with Free admission.
    www.kiergallery.com

    30th Annual
    Souris Christmas Festival & Parade
    November 26th - December 4th

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Georgetown

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    by 850prc Written Oct 27, 2009

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    Clamdiggers is well-advertised along the roads near Georgetown, so you'll have little problems finding or remembering it, should you find yourself driving the Points East Coastal Drive. The restaurant proudly proclaims to have THE best fish and chips on Prince Edward Island. That's a hard prize for me or anyone to award, there are quite a few places featuring fresh haddock and fries, and many of them are darned good. But there is zero doubt that Clamdiggers serves a bountiful seafood menu, and it's fresher than fresh. Excellent and friendly service, and a very relaxed, laid-back dining room. Clamdiggers also claims to host the "best sunsets on Prince Edward Island". Can't address that claim for two reason.... first, we were there midday, for lunch. And second, there wasn't any sunshine to be had at the time, it was a bit rainy. But, I suppose a couple of cold beers out on the Clamdiggers deck would be a good place for "sundowners", as the Africans call it.

    I think that the restaurant used to be a small train station, or is a recreation of a train station, something like that. There are lots of historical photos inside of very serious-looking Victorian era officials with handbar mustaches, etc. None of us knows where we're headed in life or how we'll be remembered 100 years hence, but I suppose you could do worse than have your photo prominently displayed at a good restaurant in a seaside town. :)

    The head chef is a fellow named Adam Loo, and he's created an excellent menu - both for lunch and dinner. You'll enjoy a meal here anytime.

    Favorite Dish: We all had the house speciality, the "fish and chips". Fish and chips here - in this restaurant and in this part of the world - means fresh fried haddock and hot french fries, made (OF COURSE) from Prince Edward Island potatoes. PEI residents are mighty proud of their spuds, they so in many different venues and at any opportunity. OK, I'm no potato gourmet, but the PEI chips were excellent.

    For dessert, we had one of Bonnie's favorites, homemade bread pudding.

    As for the rest of the menu, the lunch card featured quite a few starters - chowders, various salads and a few seafood choices. The mussels steamed in curry coconut milk sounded good.

    For mains, fish and chips are a feature. They're $8.95 with one BIG piece of fish, $11.95 with 2 and $15.95. Unless you are a pro football linebacker, you'll never eat more than two. They also feature crab legs, clams and scallops.

    The dinner menu has a couple of killer seafood platters, as well as choice steaks. If I were there for dinner, I might have tried their Snow Crab, Lobster, Scallops, Mussels, and Halibut platter.

    I'm sure that anything you order here will be excellent - and fresh.

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Borden-Carleton

  • Confederation Bridge & Lighthouse

    Borden-Carleton Things to Do

    For a nice view of Confederation Bridge on the Prince Edward Island end, drive towards the bridge and make a left turn at the last traffic light before the toll plaza. Continue down this street (Borden Avenue) until you reach the lighthouse.For any lobster lovers, there is a small store on the south side of the Trans-Canada Hwy that sells frozen &...

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  • Driving

    Borden-Carleton Transportation

    Driving is the easiest way to get to and around Borden-Carleton. It's also the best way to cross the Confederation Bridge. There is also a shuttle going across the bridge for those who have no other way to go (bikes and pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge) and I think it runs every 15 minutes or so.

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  • The Confederation Bridge

    Borden-Carleton Things to Do

    The Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge over ice-covered waters in the world, and goes from Borden to New Brunswick. It takes about 15 minutes or so to drive from one end to the other. It took many years to build and opened in 1997. It's the preferred choice for getting on and off the Island (the only other option is by plane, or by ferry...

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Cavendish

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  • Anne of Green Gables National Historic...

    Cavendish Things to Do

    The Green Gables home is located in Cavendish. The day we went was a crisp morning in mid October. There were very few people in the house or on the grounds.The house which was originally owned by Lucy Montgomery's grand parents is a modest home set in a wooded setting. She moved there at any early age from New London on the island. The home and...

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  • Willow Cottage Inn

    Cavendish Hotels

    40 Memory Lane, Route 6, Cavendish, C0A 1N0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Green Gables / Lucy Maud Montgomery Site

    Cavendish Things to Do

    Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Ms. Montgomery's classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. In real life, this farm was the home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of Montgomery's grandfather. Shortly after...

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Rustico

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  • Park the car

    Rustico Things to Do

    As I say, North Rustico is a nice little harbor village abeam Prince Edward Island National Park. If you want to feel the magic of this area, then you need to find a place to PARK THE CAR. Park and get out and have yourself a nice, long walk. Check out the lighthouse, walk the village. Look over the houses and harbor itself, and chat with the...

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  • Barachois Inn

    Rustico Hotels

    Church Road, Rustico, Prince Edward Island C0A 1G0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Camping safety

    Rustico Warnings and Dangers

    If you're going camping in the area, be sure you follow basic camping safety rules. Don't let the bonfire go out of control. And if you want to build your own campfire pit, be aware that you'll have to pay for it.Be careful walking at night. In some of these campgrounds, it's pitch dark outside the area where people keep their tents and stuff, so...

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Kensington

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  • Kensington's Haunted Mansion

    Kensington Things to Do

    You've already heard the story of us being invited into the "closed to get ready for Halloween" haunted mansion, it's on the intro to my Kensington page. Down below, you'll see admission and hours of operation information. It's probably a good thing I hadn't seen this before driving to Kensington, or we'd have not gotten our free tour. PLEASE DO...

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  • Red Road Country Inn

    Kensington Hotels

    Rte. 6, Kensington, Clinton, C0B 1M0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Shopping for the summer

    Kensington Shopping

    How Bazaar! is a small shop where they sell hippy-style clothes, jewelry, nick-nacks, etc. There are several locations on different parts of the Island, including one in Kensington next to the Frosty Treat. Wrap skirts, tie-dyed clothes, tank tops, hippie jewelry, small gifts, sunglasses, etc.

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Summerside Hotels
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Rustico Hotels
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