Category: Summerside

A Festival for Every Taste on PEI

Prince Edward Island has an abundance of festivals and events that will tickle the fancy of any visitor. On the island there are events celebrating everything from the beauty of sea glass to the indescribable taste of fresh shellfish. Jazz, bluegrass, Irish, Acadian and Scottish music are presented in special events and almost every day during the summer one can join a Ceilidh (Kaylee) in a community hall. These public kitchen parties include music that will set your feet atapping and Irish dancing that will set your eyes a reeling. If you come to the Island in the early summer […]

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Prince Edward Island has been made famous all over the world due to the Anne of Green Gables books written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M. Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton P.E.I., now New London.  Her parents were Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill.  In 1876, Clara died of tuberculosis.  With the death of his wife, and the failure of his business, Hugh John left his baby daughter on the Island and moved to Saskatchewan where he settled and remarried.  Maud was raised primarily by her maternal grandparents, Alexander and Lucy Woolner Macneill.  With her grandparents […]

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Driving is a Pleasure on Prince Edward Island

Whether you drive to Prince Edward Island or rent a car at the airport you are in for some pleasant surprises. Driving around the island is simple and hassle free. This goes a long way to making your vacation completely stress free. The first surprise is to be found on the road map that you pick up at one of the tourist information centers located at the entrances to the island. At Wood Islands where the ferry from Nova Scotia arrives and at the end of the Confederation Bridge your adventure will begin with a quick study of a map […]

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Walk or Cycle the Confederation Trail

On PEI you can get close to nature by riding or walking on the Confederation Trail. This tip-to-tip, groomed pathway built on a former railway right-of-way is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Cycling or hiking the entire trail from

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Shopping for Crafts on Prince Edward Island

If you don’t go shopping for crafts on Prince Edward Island you are missing a rare treat. Canada’s smallest province might have the nation’s highest number of artists per capita. With a little pleasant sleuthing you can bring home one or more treasures for the island is dotted with home workshops and studios. These are often located in spectacular country settings. If you prefer to look at samplings of a variety of crafts in a single shop there are several stores that are well worth your visiting. The Showcase Gift Shop located in the Confederation Centre of the Arts in […]

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