Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest Canadian province and the birthplace of Canada’s confederation and is also possibly best known as the birthplace of Anne of Green Gables! The story brings Prince Edward Island to life and the Island rightly celebrates its renowned contribution to world literature and the little girl whose youth it describes. You can visit the farm in Cavendish, with its picket fences and gabled house, that inspired the books location, as well as enjoying a play about Anne during the Charlottetown Festival.

As a holiday destination, Prince Edward Island has a slow relaxed pace, wonderful beaches and phenomenal golf courses. As part of a fly-drive holiday, driving across the 9 mile long bridge from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island and then taking the ferry to Nova Scotia, makes for a splendid Atlantic Canada holiday.


Why should I visit Prince Edward Island?

Prince Edward Island might be small but a family beach holiday, Prince Edward Island offers fantastic red sandy beaches with easy bicycle riding and kayaking.

You can use Charlottetown as your holiday base to see most of it, but if you want to get out of town, you could to spend some time in the western end of the island or in a lighthouse on the north shore.

Things to do in Prince Edward Island

View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbours along the Green Gables Shore (scenic drive) as we get ready to tour the North Shore area. Brief photo stops at quaint little fishing villages, lighthouses and the world class – Cavendish Beach. Tour Green Gables House: this old farm site inspired L.M. Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. A must stop will be at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada’s prettiest villages. The company uses locally grown fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades.

This tour runs for approximately four hours from mid-June to mid-October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays

Play a round of golf at the highly-acclaimed Links at Crowbush Cove golf course. If you are staying at the Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort, there is a shuttle to the clubhouse and we can arrange a round for you (green fees to be advised).

Loved PEI and in hindsight could have used an extra night there.  The Great George was our favourite hotel (even without the very welcome upgrade to the Prime Minister's Suite which was amazing!!) - friendly and efficient, maintained a casual air without being overbearing.  Quirky breakfasts and free wine/nibbles - what not to like?  Enjoyed live music in town in the evenings too.

Ms Taylor - Travelled to Nova Scotia, PEI & New Brunswick