Prince Edward Island Where the Waves Rest.
Crossing the impressive Confederation Bridge is only the beginning of a marvelous island adventure. Although Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, it is a cornucopia of culture and filled with vacation possibilities. From potato fields and pastoral pathways to the red hued shoreline and dramatic seaside vistas, it is truly an inviting destination.
Experience a sense of place. The islanders have a sense of humor that is contagious and they welcome visitors from the mainland, eh? There are daily opportunities to enjoy the musical culture best depicted at ceilidhs (kay-lees). The food is terrific. Delicacies include potato chips crunchy and sweet; potato rolls wrapping delicate lobster morsels; and creamy potato ice cream. The catch-of-the-day means fresh salmon, mussels, scallops, clams or lobster. Local menu choices include Lobster Eggs Benedict or McLobster burgers.
Go for the fun of it. Waves caress the shoreline and provide visitors with exceptional adventures like kayaking, fishing, birding and beach combing. Walk along the Trans Canada Trail or hike around the rare sand dune system within PEI National Park. Golf links that criss-cross the island and embrace the sea have earned Prince Edward Island a top spot as Canada’s best golf destinations.
Not to be missed. Prince Edward Island is the birthplace of L. M. Montgomery, one of the world’s most famous authors. Her compelling series about a young heroine named Anne Shirley has been translated into countless languages. A visit to Green Gable House is a must and a bonus is Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ at The Charlottetown Festival. For more island entertainment, The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada located in Summerside provides high-energy daytime and evening ceilidhs all summer long.