Planning a summer vacation on PEI: top highlights you shouldn’t miss

Rife with beaches, pastoral farmland, and some of the friendliest people in Canada, it’s no wonder Prince Edward Island has become such a popular destination for vacationers. As this nation’s smallest province in size, it’s easy to get around, and as its smallest province in population, a relaxed atmosphere prevails here.

However, this tiny corner of the country attracts more than just Canadians – people from as far afield as Japan go there to visit the home of Anne of Green Gables, a creation of fiction writer Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Indeed, PEI is an awesome summer vacation destination in Canada, but let’s take a quick minute to talk about an important matter before getting into the meat of this blog post. At some point after July 1st this year, it will become legal to purchase marijuana for recreational use across the entire country,

Prince Edward Island included. Medicinal produces have been legally growing weed in Canada for a number of years, so supply is not expected to be a concern. People unwittingly falling afoul of restrictions in the law is, hence this PSA. If you decide to indulge in some Canadian bud, don’t smoke it where tobacco smoking is banned, or where people typically gather.

With that settled, let’s discuss all the awesome things to do on summer vacation on PEI.

Drive across the Confederation Bridge

In 1997, one of the most ambitious civil engineering projects in Canadian history was completed, as the 13 kilometres long Confederation Bridge opened, enhancing the accessibility of Prince Edward Island. Riding 161 feet above the water, driving across this span will serve as an appropriate introduction to the Garden of the Gulf. Don’t worry about paying a toll yet – it’s only charged when you leave.

Cavendish Beach

While there are many beaches encircling PEI, Cavendish Beach is by far the best of the lot. Boasting red sand and eight kilometres of length, there are plenty of places to roll out your towel and soak up the sun on a lovely day.

When you are finished with the sand, surf, and sun, head into town, where you’ll find a variety of tourist attractions ranging from amusement parks to Ripley’s Believe It Not.

New Glasgow Lobster Suppers

PEI is also famous for the bounty that lies just off its shores. Lobster is the prize catch here, with much of it getting exported to every corner of the globe. However, there is plenty left over for locals and tourists to feast on, and there is no better place to do this than at New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

While the fresh lobsters are the star of the show, there are alternatives available for landlubbers and vegetarians, making a great place to dine for travel parties which have varying dietary needs.

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