Category: Points East Coastal Drive

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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PEI Golf For All

Prince Edward Island was named the 2011 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators. PEI might qualify as undiscovered by the international community of golf enthusiasts but it has long been known as Canada’s number one golf destination. There are more golf courses on PEI per capita than any other province in Canada. They cater to all tastes and all levels of proficiency. They are all within a few minutes’ drive from the capital Charlottetown or Summerside, PEI’s second city. Located in spectacular settings PEI’s golf courses have the advantage of being close […]

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Adventures on the Water in PEI

You can’t visit PEI without spending time on one of Prince Edward Island’s famous beaches. But to experience fully the Atlantic Ocean you must get out on the water. There are several ways you can do this. A favourite excursion for vacationers is to go on a seal watching expedition. One of the best of the best seal watching tours is run out of Murray Harbour, located just south of Montague on the east of the island. On the well equipped boats that sail down the Murray River to a protected ocean bay you are brought to PEI’s largest seal […]

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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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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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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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