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Prince Edward Island Holidays

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CANADA’S FOODIE ISLAND? PIECE OF CAKE.

In the bay beside Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, sits the smallest province in Canada. You can fly direct into Charlottetown from Halifax, Montreal or Toronto all year round or, if you’re planning a road trip, drive over the magnificent eight-mile Confederation Bridge. Boasting 500 miles of beaches, scenic drives and quaint fishing villages, Prince Edward Island holidays are perfect for couples looking to get away from it all. But it’s also a great choice for families seeking an active getaway.

You’ll find all sorts of attractions on a trip to Prince Edward Island. Discover the vibrant cultural scene and picturesque waterfront of Summerside. Tour the towns and villages in which the fictional Anne of Green Gables grew up. Enjoy a round of coastal golf at Eagles Glenn. See 300 bird species flying on the gentle breeze over the beachside dunes of Greenwich, or visit the six historic lighthouses along Points East Coastal Drive.

Walk, ride or run down the disused rail beds of the Confederation Trail, which allow you to explore the island from Tignish to Elmira. Or, if you’re visiting in winter, you could travel by snowmobile from town to town, as you uncover more of the enchanting Prince Edward Island. In summer, meanwhile, you can immerse yourself in the festivals of Charlottetown – the birthplace of Canada – and take a guided tour through its historic streets. Wander along Victoria Row’s traffic-free cobbles and pick up a souvenir from the independent art galleries and antique shops. Revitalise yourself with a coffee, or perhaps sip a fruity cocktail as you work up an appetite for dinner.

Foodies will love it here. You can indulge in a seafood odyssey as you sample the very best clams, oysters, lobster, mussels and scallops in the small towns and fishing villages across the island. Or why not sail out to sea yourself, to catch fresh mackerel and tuna from a chartered boat? However you want to experience this unique corner of Canada, our Travel Specialists will help you plan the ideal holiday to Prince Edward Island.

 

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Charlottetown

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Best time to visit

Things to do in Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Summerside and Victoria-by-the-Sea form a trio of towns along Prince Edward Island’s South Coast. It’s a place where easy modern culture sits beside quaint, historic charm. You can visit Province House, where the idea of Canada was born. Stroll down the waterfront at Summerside, or head inland to uncover the lives of early settlers at the Acadian Museum.

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Bookworms should check out the streets and buildings that inspired the fictional adventures of Anne of Green Gables, from rural Cavendish to the themed Avonlea Village. You can see Lucy Maud Montgomery’s personal scrapbooks, stories and poems in New London, or take a carriage ride at the Campbell Homestead around the author’s model for the Lake of Shining Waters.

Elsewhere, you can explore beaches and coves among the wildlife of Prince Edward Island National Park. Wander the boardwalk trail over dune-backed beaches. Or take a fishing trip from any of the island’s many harbours.

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Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a must-visit during your trip to Prince Edward Island. You can walk the halls of Province House, where the idea of uniting Canada was born at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.

Grab a drink on Victoria Row, as people bustle along the cobbles into Victorian red-brick houses, which are now filled with art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. Visit the ornate and historic St Dunstan's Basilica and grand Beaconsfield House.

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Be inspired at the Confederation Centre of the Arts – Charlottetown’s cultural hub – where there’s a gallery, museum, and theatre. In summer, you can also catch a performance of the Anne of Green Gables musical.

For a taste of history, visit in June and July. At this time, you can tour the streets with ghosts of the past, as Fathers and Ladies of Confederation offer guided tours. And you can stroll past the cannons lining Victoria Park Boardwalk, leading to the fortifications of Prince Edward Battery at the water’s edge.

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On the Road

We’d really recommend hiring a car, so you can explore Canada's smallest province by getting out on the road. The winding Points East Coastal Drive takes you on a scenic journey past six clifftop beacons, from East Point Lighthouse in the north, to Wood Islands Lighthouse in the south. In-between, you’ll find the island’s oldest lighthouses and Cape Bear Lighthouse, which was the first land station to receive a distress signal from the Titanic.

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You can travel back to the late 19th century at Orwell Corner Historic Village, and see island transport of the past at Elmira Railway Museum. Or shuffle through the “Singing Sands” of Basin Head, where miles of sand means there’s a beach spot for everyone. Or drive along the roads of West Prince Edward Island’s 200-mile Cape Coastal Drive. You can take a seafood tour of the small towns and fishing villages, dotted between eroded sandstone cliffs and quiet sandy beaches.

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Best time to visit Prince Edward Island

Summer brings Prince Edward Island to life with festivals and events across the island. Temperatures between 20°C and 25°C make June to August the best time to visit, as you can expect pleasant weather and warm waters for swimming. Actors bring history to life on the streets of Charlottetown, while Summerside becomes home to outdoor concerts of Celtic music and dance.

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If you’d prefer to visit at a quieter time, consider going in spring or autumn. Plus, in if you go in September, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the International Shellfish Festival, held in Charlottetown.

Winter temperatures can fall below freezing, so the island is much quieter between November and February. Some attractions close for the season. But, if you’re happy to wrap up warm, you’ll be able to see the island’s beautiful towns dressed in Christmas lights, and relish the opportunity to travel the Confederation Trail by snowmobile.

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Summerside and Victoria-by-the-Sea form a trio of towns along Prince Edward Island’s South Coast. It’s a place where easy modern culture sits beside quaint, historic charm. You can visit Province House, where the idea of Canada was born. Stroll down the waterfront at Summerside, or head inland to uncover the lives of early settlers at the Acadian Museum.

Show More
Show Less

Bookworms should check out the streets and buildings that inspired the fictional adventures of Anne of Green Gables, from rural Cavendish to the themed Avonlea Village. You can see Lucy Maud Montgomery’s personal scrapbooks, stories and poems in New London, or take a carriage ride at the Campbell Homestead around the author’s model for the Lake of Shining Waters.

Elsewhere, you can explore beaches and coves among the wildlife of Prince Edward Island National Park. Wander the boardwalk trail over dune-backed beaches. Or take a fishing trip from any of the island’s many harbours.

Show More
Show Less

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a must-visit during your trip to Prince Edward Island. You can walk the halls of Province House, where the idea of uniting Canada was born at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.

Grab a drink on Victoria Row, as people bustle along the cobbles into Victorian red-brick houses, which are now filled with art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. Visit the ornate and historic St Dunstan's Basilica and grand Beaconsfield House.

Show More
Show Less

Be inspired at the Confederation Centre of the Arts – Charlottetown’s cultural hub – where there’s a gallery, museum, and theatre. In summer, you can also catch a performance of the Anne of Green Gables musical.

For a taste of history, visit in June and July. At this time, you can tour the streets with ghosts of the past, as Fathers and Ladies of Confederation offer guided tours. And you can stroll past the cannons lining Victoria Park Boardwalk, leading to the fortifications of Prince Edward Battery at the water’s edge.

Show More
Show Less

On the Road

On the Road

We’d really recommend hiring a car, so you can explore Canada's smallest province by getting out on the road. The winding Points East Coastal Drive takes you on a scenic journey past six clifftop beacons, from East Point Lighthouse in the north, to Wood Islands Lighthouse in the south. In-between, you’ll find the island’s oldest lighthouses and Cape Bear Lighthouse, which was the first land station to receive a distress signal from the Titanic.

Show More
Show Less

You can travel back to the late 19th century at Orwell Corner Historic Village, and see island transport of the past at Elmira Railway Museum. Or shuffle through the “Singing Sands” of Basin Head, where miles of sand means there’s a beach spot for everyone. Or drive along the roads of West Prince Edward Island’s 200-mile Cape Coastal Drive. You can take a seafood tour of the small towns and fishing villages, dotted between eroded sandstone cliffs and quiet sandy beaches.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Prince Edward Island

Summer brings Prince Edward Island to life with festivals and events across the island. Temperatures between 20°C and 25°C make June to August the best time to visit, as you can expect pleasant weather and warm waters for swimming. Actors bring history to life on the streets of Charlottetown, while Summerside becomes home to outdoor concerts of Celtic music and dance.

Show More
Show Less

If you’d prefer to visit at a quieter time, consider going in spring or autumn. Plus, in if you go in September, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the International Shellfish Festival, held in Charlottetown.

Winter temperatures can fall below freezing, so the island is much quieter between November and February. Some attractions close for the season. But, if you’re happy to wrap up warm, you’ll be able to see the island’s beautiful towns dressed in Christmas lights, and relish the opportunity to travel the Confederation Trail by snowmobile.

Show More
Show Less

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