Planning Your Vacation to P.E.I.
'Tis the season! I'm (Sarah) planning my yearly trip to Prince Edward Island with my family. I work remotely most of the year and will be going to Charlottetown in August for 2 weeks to work (and VACATION!). This is something that comes up from time to time, so I thought I would put together a list of must see attractions that Prince Edward Island has to offer. I am running down a day by day of last year's week long vacation!
Arrived in PEI! We spent the afternoon in Victoria at this adorable bay and boardwalk. The tide was out so we searched for sea creatures and got our feet wet in the ocean for the first time in a while! Then we made our way to Charlottetown and explored a little (mostly walked around and ate ice cream). In the evening we went to Island Hill Farm for this incredible Barn Party they were putting on. This place is the #cutestplaceonearth, so definitely worth the trip if you are travelling with kids.
Cavendish: This is an easy one. The beaches are BEAUTIFUL and so fun! You can also do Green Gables on this day and hit the Cavendish boardwalk for an ice cream cone.
On day three we split up. My sister and her boyfriend went deep sea fishing from North Rustico. They left from the pier and were out for the morning. They came home with enough fish for everyone for dinner and had an amazing time. I get sea sick, and don't eat fish. PEI is the place for me! The kids, Grandma and I went to this adorable toy store (The Toy Factory) and hung out at our rental house. We also made time to check out the boardwalk and playground in North Rustico when we picked up our fishermen!
Another Beach Day! We went back to Cavendish Park. The Cavendish Music Festival was coming that weekend so we wanted to get all of our Cavendish out before then. We spent all afternoon there and went on a long walk down the beach. It wasn't the warmest day so we had the beach to ourselves - we rolled up our jeans and threw on our sweaters. My sister says this was by far her favourite part of the trip, a real PEI experience you can't get anywhere else.
Grandma babysits! Day five was another adventure day. The grownups hit a super fun climbing area called Rise and Climb Adventure Course. My kids were too little to participate but older kids (and kids at heart) would love it. In the afternoon we went to Glasgow Glen Farm and ate amazing cheese and takeout pizza!
Another Split Day! While the golfers golfed, my sister and I drove to Cap Egmont with the kids. It was a really far drive from where we were staying but it was worth it! We wanted to see some of the smaller towns of PEI and wanted to visit a lighthouse. This definitely checked those boxes for us. For dinner, the adults (minus me) went to New Glasgow Lobster Suppers for dinner.
A day in Charlottetown! This was our 'shopping' day. We walked around town, ate, drank, and took pictures. You can stop by the CANADA 150, 1864, and 2017 sculptures. Catch the lunchtime performance at the outdoor amphitheatre by Province House and the Parks Canada Kiosk. In the evening we went to Michael Smith's The Village Feast in Souris. This is a super fun community event where you can really feel the island culture. Even if you can't make it to this event, I recommend you find a community party and join in!
No trip would be complete without the ultimate souvenir. Day seven is the perfect day to stop in to Lorimer Gallery to visit and take something home to remember your vacation for a lifetime.
What were your Prince Edward Island trip highlights? What are you looking forward to most? I want to hear what made your vacation #worththetrip!