Countless Ways to Explore
Prince Edward Island
Here you’ll find a collection of itineraries created to help you take the guesswork out of planning your Island vacation based on popular interests and attractions. Follow an itinerary exactly as outline or mix and match to create your own.
Anne of Green Gables
Immerse yourself in the land of Anne of Green Gables and discover where the magic of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s inspiration came alive. Discover the best of Anne of Green Gables with a few of these insider tips:
Imagine yourself in Marilla’s kitchen as you walk through Green Gables Heritage Place located in the Prince Edward Island National Park. Take a walk down Lovers Lane and The Haunted Woods. Take a guided tour of the site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home. The Cavendish Cemetery is the site of Montgomery’s final resting place. This railed gravesite can be easily spotted with its beautiful flower bed and headstone that reads MacDonald. Plan for a picnic lunch at nearby Montgomery Park. The park is adorned with playground equipment, interpretive panels and a bronze sculpture of L.M. Montgomery and her cat entitled “A Glimpse of Beauty.” Before leaving Cavendish, plan a visit to the Anne of Green Gables Store in Avonlea Village for a great selection of Anne gifts and books. You can even have your copy signed by L.M. Montgomery relative and store proprietor George Campbell.
Visit the Anne of Green Gables Store and Anne of Green Gables Chocolates for the perfect Anne souvenirs. Also a must-try is a cold and refreshing Raspberry Cordial; Anne’s favourite bright red drink.
In 2022, plan for at least two nights of mainstage theatre with the return of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical ™ at the Charlottetown Festival and Anne and Gilbert, The Musical.
Head to Shop and Play in Gateway Village where all of you can dress up as Anne and friends. Your trip would not be complete without a scoop of Canada’s Best ice cream at Cow’s – as Anne said, “there is nothing more delectable than ice cream!”
Visit the country school where Lucy Maud Montgomery taught from 1897-98. Here, you will learn about the little-known story of her Loyalist ancestry and family connection to Bedeque.
Visit Anne of Green Gables Museum at the beautiful Campbell Homestead described by Montgomery as Silver Bush. Here, don’t miss Matthew’s Carriage Ride around the property and past the Lake of Shining Waters.
L.M. Montgomery’s paternal grandfather, Senator Montgomery and his family lived close by at Ingleside. Today, the house serves as Montgomery Inn at Ingleside.*
Discover where it all began at Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthplace.
Golfing - North Cape Coastal Golf Itinerary
What’s your idea of golf heaven? Why not check out the following four-day itineraries which will have you on the fairways from sunrise to sunset and provide you with a variety of backdrops including coastal dunes, bluer-than-blue breathtaking ocean views, greener-than-green forests and lush rolling farmlands. And, if a week isn’t long enough, or you want to add more golf to this already-busy week, there are lots more courses to choose from.
Start your vacation off by popping into The Handpie Company in Albany for a delicious snack before hitting the greens!
You’ll make your way to PEI’s second largest city, Summerside, and play a challenging 18 holes at Summerside Golf & Country Club while taking in the scenic view of the rolling countryside.
Immerse yourself in history at Wyatt Heritage Properties or let the kids burn off some energy at Off the Wallz Trampoline Park or Splash Park. You’ll want to purchase that perfect PEI keepsake at Spinnakers’ Landing! Finish your day off with a Segway Tour on the Baywalk Boardwalk. Make sure you leave room for some delicious homemade ice cream at Holman’s Ice Cream Parlour. Watch the horses race to the finish line at Red Shores Summerside.
Travel to the West Prince area to golf this 9 hole hidden gem, St Felix Golf Course. Offering a quiet and secluded atmosphere.
Visit the Stompin’ Tom Centre Homestead & Schoolhouse where you will no doubt have your toes tappin’ as you listen to some classics like Bud the Spud and The Hockey Song!
Drive to the very tip of the Island and discover the colliding of the tides at North Cape!
View impressive wind turbines and learn about renewable energy at the Wind Energy Interpretive Centre.
Complete your golf vacation at the mature forest 18 hole course at Mill River Resort. The rolling fairways, bunkered greens and numerous lakes make each hole a new challenge and a pleasure to play! Explore small town Alberton and nearby Northport. You may even catch a glimpse of the boats coming back into the harbour!
If ice cream is your thing you’ll want to stop at Richmond’s Dairy Bar!
A visit to the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary is a must! The Potato Kitchen is a hidden gem your taste buds will thank us for! While in the West Point area make sure to go for a dip at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park or grab a bite at The Catch!
Your golf games may be over in the North Cape Coastal Drive area but there is still so much to see and do! Walk the nature trail in Lennox Island and gain firsthand perspective of traditional Mi’kmaq culture and customs.
If you love oysters, you’ll want to stop at Valley Pearl Oysters in Tyne Valley! Grab a bite to eat at this ever so Instagrammable Backwoods Burgers.
Take a trip down the road and reward yourself with a delicious craft beer at Moth Lane Brewing. Stop at Abram Village to experience rich Acadian culture. Indulge in traditional Acadian food and authentic music al experiences at Village Musical Acadien. Finish off your day of exploring with a visit to The Bottle Houses, offering a 3D work of art to walk through!
We can’t wait for you to hit the greens and discover Canada’s Oyster Coast – the North Cape Coastal.
Discover Canada’s Food Island – Five Day Itinerary
Eat your way across the Island! Savour scrumptious seafood, delectable desserts, and everything in between on your PEI culinary trip. Three meals a day may not be enough!
Day 1: Charlottetown
Why not kick off your culinary journey with dessert first? Tour Cows Creamery to learn how Canada’s best ice cream is made.
Enjoy a frosty beverage at PEI Brewing Co., sampling flavours such as Blueberry Ale and Lobster Saison Ale.
Linger over dinner at Lobster on The Wharf. Enjoy the freshest of Island seafood (steak, chicken, pasta, or a children’s menu) as you watch the boats come and go from our wharf decks or enjoy the indoor air-conditioned comfort.
Day 2: Points East Coastal Drive
Start your day at the Maroon Pig Art Gallery & Sweet Shop in Georgetown. Choose from a daily selection of original hand-made goodies. Continue your day at the Myriad View Distillery for a sample of their legal moonshine. Tour the distillery and witness “Strait Shine” collected straight from the still.
Windows on the Water Restaurant in Montague offers a spectacular view of the Montague River. Enjoy a traditional lobster supper, award winning seafood chowder, famous homemade desserts and Island hospitality at its finest.
Day 3: Green Gables Shore
Start your day with a visit to The Dunes Café & Studio Gallery located in Brackley Beach where Chef Norman Day and his team offer inspired cuisine in dining room, lounge, deck. Featuring fresh local produce, seafood, Island beef, homemade desserts, all beautifully presented on the Dunes pottery.
The Mill in New Glasgow menu features comfort food with a flair for exotic flavours, created with local produce, meats and seafood. The ambiance of the Olde Mill is both elegant and rustic, with dining available on two levels and a beautiful water view.
Day 4: Red Sands Shore
The Olde Glasgow Mill Landmark Oyster House in Victoria is located across from the beautiful Victoria Playhouse and offers casual dining with an eclectic menu!
O’Shea’s Pub & Eatery in Kinkora is that rare pub with a “just like home” dining experience. Visitors as well as the locals come to this inviting spot for home cooking and social conversation.
Day 5: North Cape Coastal
“La Trappe” Restaurant & Bar is part of the Centre Expo Festival in Abram Village. Enjoy down home hospitality, delicious home-cooking featuring local produce, Acadian cuisine and Island seafood including PEI lobster, cultivated mussels and PEI’s popular seafood chowder.
Callaghan’s, located in the Rodd Mill River Resort, offers a full menu specializing in fresh Island cuisine and overlooks the 18 hole Mill River Golf Course.
For all of the great experiences waiting to happen, we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you find the activities and adventures that best suit your family. We’ve divided these by our five touring regions to make things an easier to navigate. Keep in mind, these are only a few of the great activities we have to offer in Prince Edward Island!
Green Gables Shore:
Family Vacation Ideas
Anyone who has read L. M. Montgomery’s novels certainly knows why the north shore of the Island has earned the name Green Gables Shore. Cavendish and the surrounding communities served as the fodder for Montgomery’s vivid imagination, and are a must see for anyone who is familiar with PEI’s favourite red head, Anne of Green Gables.
Cavendish is full of fun activities for families. Sandspit Amusement Park, Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Yippee’s Playcade all have activities to get you moving.
From roller coasters and waterslides, to wading pools and mini golf, there’s something for everyone. Outside of Cavendish you’ll find things like The Toy Factory and the Butterfly House at Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. You’ll find Lobster Supper in New Glasgow if you’re looking to indulge in some local flavour.
Summerside: Family Vacation Ideas
Just a small sample of the many things to see and do in Summerside. Spend a day exploring these family-friendly attractions that will entertain all ages. Many sites are close to one another so you could plan to walk or cycle from one place to another.
A walk along the tree-lined streets of the downtown core will reveal the splendid 19th century and early 20th century residential architecture and dramatic outdoor murals illustrate stories of the town’s past. History buffs will enjoy the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, MacNaught History Centre and Archives, Wyatt Historic House Museum, Bishop’s Machine Shop Museum and International Fox Museum. Ask for a copy of the self-guided walking tour brochure at any museum site.
Anne of Green Gables is famous for saying, “there’s nothing more delectable than ice cream” and in Summerside, Holman’s Ice Cream Parlour takes the prize for most delectable. Sample one of their daily, small batch flavours or a classic soda while enjoying the outdoor heritage gardens.
Summerside is the only place to glide along the waterfront boardwalk on a segway. Choose a 1 or 2-hour guided tour (for ages 14+). After a training session, segwaying will be as easy as riding a bike.
Youngsters will enjoy the soft play area and indoor multi-sport turf at Off the Wallz in Slemon Park.
Budding potters will want to Play in Clay at Island Stoneware. Feel the joy that comes from working clay by hand and transforming it into a work of art to take home.
End your seaside adventure with a picnic at Spinnakers’ Landing or Green’s Shore Beach for some of the best views in town. The Best of Samuel’s PEI Picnic Basket comes highly recommended for its Made-in-PEI products.