The Endless Sand Beaches of Prince Edward Island

Surrounded by beaches, Prince Edward Island is the ideal vacation spot for sunbathers, swimmers, sea-kyakers, sandcastle builders, seashell collectors and strollers. The beaches with the warmest water and the least wind are located along the southern shore of PEI. It is said that PEI has the warmest ocean water north of South Carolina. Sometimes the sea on the southern beaches can be as warm as the Caribbean. This happens when the tide is coming in over sand that has been heated by the sun. The public beaches along the Northumberland Straight include those in provincial parks at Cedar Dunes, Union […]

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Prince Edward Island is an Awesome Foodie Getaway

Prince Edward Island has long been a secret destination for foodies who savour fine meals created from locally produced ingredients. Zagat, the famous and trusted restaurant review guide, has blown the lid off this secret destination for extraordinary cuisine. Prince Edward Island is among Zagat’s 8 Awesome Foodie Getaways Around the World, a group that includes such destinations as Okinawa, Cairo and Kuala Lumpur. PEI is praised by Zagat as a unique getaway for lovers of shellfish. The lobsters are freshly caught just offshore. The oysters, in particular the world famous bivalves from Malpeque Bay, are shucked fresh from their […]

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Crossing the Northumberland Straight – An Adventure On and Over the Sea

Most travellers to Prince Edward Island will either arrive in or leave the province by driving across the Confederation Bridge. The Confederation Bridge is a wonder of modern engineering with a fascinating history. Prior to its construction islanders and visitors went back and forth to mainland New Brunswick on a ferry. This connection between PEI and the rest of Canada was appreciated by many, because it provided a break from driving, allowed social interaction and encouraged passengers to appreciate the beauty of the Northumberland Straight. In a way the existence of the ferry was thought to protect the unique qualities […]

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Anne of Green Gables – PEI’s biggest work of art

Anne Shirley from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has been integrated into Prince Edward Island’s history so completely one would think that she was a real person.  When visiting the Island you can spend time at the Anne of Green Gables Museum or go to Avonlea, the Village of Anne of Green Gables.  There is also Anne of Green Gables – the Musical often performed in Charlottetown.  In fact Anne Shirley is the delightful and endearing fictitious character created by L.M. Montgomery in her series of books beginning with Anne of Green Gables. In 1904, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s […]

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