Travel Guide: Prince Edward Island

Travel Guide: Prince Edward Island

Labour day is almost here, which means you've got one last chance to get your summer travels in! This guide to Prince Edward Island highlights our top picks for where to stay, what to eat, and what to do during your stay. 

Where to stay in PEI

Prince Edward Island offers a range of accommodations, and there is something for every traveller and every budget. These are our top 3 picks!

Live In Luxury...

Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites

Experience modern luxury at this upscale hotel in the heart of Charlottetown. The elegant rooms come in either apartment or suite-style, and the courtyard provides a quiet place to relax. Choose a room with a view of the gorgeous harbour and bring your luxurious stay to the next level.

A Cozy Escape...

Dundee Arms Inn

Cozy up at this quaint inn situated in Charlottetown. The historic building is packed with charm, and each room has been renovated and decorated to retain its history while offering modern comfort. 

Explore for Less...

Brackley Beach Hostel

If you’re more concerned with adventure than luxury, the Brackley Beach Hostel is for you. Save on accommodations with this budget-friendly abode, and spend your money on the things that matter to you!

This hostel offers dorm-style shared accommodations, private rooms and suites at very reasonable prices. Best of all, its location couldn’t be more convenient for a beach trip. For a fun movie night, check out the Brackley Drive-in Theatre located just 300 metres from the hostel.

Things to Do in PEI

Explore the National Park

PEI has several beautiful parks, the most notable being PEI National Park. Spend a day (or more) exploring all it has to offer, including multiple beaches, sand dunes, bicycle paths, hiking trails, a lighthouse, and opportunities to camp overnight. 

For some summer fun, check out the programs running within the park. Yoga on the beach and sandcastle tutorials are just two examples!

Visit Green Gables

One of Canada's most loved literary character is Anne of Green Gables. Take a look around the property that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery's most famous novel!

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This heritage site is situated inside the PEI provincial park, so you can add it on to your time spent exploring the area.

Discover Point Prim

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Point Prim is the oldest lighthouse on the island. Climb to the top and enjoy the view, shop at the nearby Keeper's Cottage, and be sure to eat at Point Prim Chowder House!

Enjoy Victoria-by-the-sea

This seaside town has it all. Peruse the shops, relax on the beach, and grab a lobster roll from Richards or Lobster Barn. Wait for the tide to go out and take the best beach walk of your life!

Relax on Thunder Cove Beach

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This local favourite is surrounded by cliffs and dunes, making for a truly special experience. Be careful climbing the cliffs though, they can be fragile! 

Tour a Winery

PEI has its fair share of wineries and distilleries waiting for your discovery! Top picks are Island Honey Wine Company, Rossignol Estate Winery, and Deep Roots Distillery.

Take a Wildlife Boat Tour

Make your trip extra special by taking a boat tour to see some wildlife. Peakes Wharf Boat Tours allows you to see seals, hold a live lobster, all while enjoying the views of the historic harbour of Charlottetown. 

What to Eat in PEI

This quick list of local and tourist favourites is sure to have something to satisfy your cravings

The Thai Pad

The Trailside Music Cafe and Inn

Holmans Ice Cream

Slaymaker and Nichols

Receiver Coffee

Richards Fish and Chips

Follow this guide for a guaranteed good time, and remember, while Labour day weekend is a great time to visit, Prince Edward Island has lots to offer year-round!

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