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Prince Edward Island National Park - 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6
Prince Edward Island National Park - 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6.
White sand supervised beaches, sand dunes, sandstone cliffs, salt marshes, ponds, woodlands, wildlife, cultural landmarks including Green Gables and Dalvay by the Sea. Activities include camping, swimming, hiking, biking, picnicking, golf, tennis. A variety of food outlets, gift shops, roofed accommodations. Activities in July/August include bird watching, beach walks, cultural campfires. Pets on a leash.
Activities offered daily in the Park and Green Gables June-August. Learn about the beaches, dunes, fresh-water ponds, salt-water marshes, cultural history and woodlands. English and French.
The Shining Waters Family Fun Park - Located in Cavendish.
40-acre amusement park. Three boating lakes, six types of boats, many rides, five water slides a giant splash pad, live animals, live and animated shows, gift shops, games room, four food outlets. Mono-rail and dark ride. Kennels. Catering. Tuesday Evening Frolic Shows, and Fiddlers & Followers the first weekend in August.
Sandspit - Rte 6, Cavendish
Cyclone roller-coaster and other attractions including Can-Am racers, 60-ft. ferris wheel, carousel, bumper-boats, tilt-a-whirl, scrambler, train, bumper-cars, Rock 'n' Roll, miniature golf and seven children's attractions. Canteen and picnic facilities.
Santa's Woods - Rte 6. Cavendish
A kids' "seventh heaven". Admission includes all park facilities and activities. Adult coffee/tea, cookie; kids' treat coupon; Santa's barbecues; little tykes wagons, baby change and play centre; an abundance of toys, games, activities around every pathway; small bird/animal pets; motorized vehicles, little tyke trains; Santa's surprise visits; Bouncin' Boxers. Glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Natural forest adventures, multi-trampoline, bocce, Gingerbread Park, Pirates Cove. Glide Ride through the trees, horseshoes, basketball, marble ball pen, kids' fishing pond.
Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home - Rte 6, at Cavendish.
L. M. M. Homestead fields, gardens, lanes, old trees surround where Montgomery was raised by her grandparents, Alexander and Lucy MacNeill - her home from 1876 to 1911 - where she wrote Anne of Green Gables. Bookstore/museum on premises. John MacNeill, great-grandson, and wife Jennie live here.
Stanley Bridge Marine Aquarium and Manor of Birds
Playful seals. Numerous tanks of Maritime fish. History of Malpeque oysters and shellfish display. North America's largest private collection of mounted birds - 750 specimens. Maritime fur-bearing animals and the World of Butterflies display. Gift shop, restaurant and oyster bar.
Anne of Green Gables Museum At Silver Bush Park Corner - Rte 20.
110-acre property with a museum, an antique shop, a craft shop, a tea room. Matthew's Carriage Ride takes you through the flower gardens along the Lake of Shining Waters, down to a private beach. Artifacts pertaining to L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.
Mike Pendergast Family Show at Avonlea Hall
Traditional Island folksongs and stories with PEI's own Mike Pendergast. Three shows daily, included with admission. Date: June - September
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Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead - Off Rte 1 at Orwell. National Historic Site.
140-acre homestead of doctor, writer, teacher, soldier Sir Andrew MacPhail restored to 1912 Tuesday Community Scoff and House Party. Tours, storytelling, painting and more. MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project offers birding, botany and trail walking. Licensed restaurant/craft shop. Conferences, receptions, special events.
Buffaloland Provincial Park - Parks Division East, Box 370, Montague, C0A 1R0. On Rte 4.
Picnic tables. A boardwalk to a wooden observation deck overlooking a 100-acres where herds of these animals graze. The best time to view early morning or late evening.
Cape Bear Lighthouse & Marconi Museum - Off Rte 18. 20 minutes from Wood Islands.
Four-storey structure built in 1881. View of Northumberland Strait. Site of first Canadian Marconi station to hear S.O.S. distress call from Titanic.
Harvey Moore Wildlife Management Area - On Rte 4.
A haven for Canada geese and black ducks, this sanctuary is a memorial to Harvey Moore, known as Canada's greatest naturalist. Bird watchers explore the nature trail. Trout fishing in back pond opens July 1. Front pond opens Aug 1.
Kings Castle Provincial Park - Box 370, Montague, C0A 1R0. On Rte 348.
Story-book characters found in statue form. Play equipment and park programs available. Beach access and shelters for barbecues. Washrooms and refreshments.
Orwell Corner Historic Village - Off the TransCanada Hwy., 25 km east of Charlottetown.
Experience the life and times of the 1890s. Includes blacksmith shop, store, house, farm, school, church, community hall, tea room.
Panmure Island Lighthouse - Rte 347, off Rte 17.
PEI's oldest wooden lighthouse turning 150 years old. Climb to the lantern. Learn about local history, aquaculture, fishing and farming. Gift shop.
Plough the Waves Centre - Wood Islands and Area Development Corp., Wood Islands RR1, C0A1B0.
1 km from Wood Island ferry terminal. Visitor information centre, liquor store, internet, gift shops, community room, landscaped grounds, gazebo.
Point Prim Lighthouse - On Rte 209, off TransCanada Hwy.
PEI's oldest lighthouse (1845). Climb 80 ft. for a view of Northumberland Strait from this round brick structure. Chowder House nearby. Tours available.
Northumberland Provincial Fisheries Festival - Box 87, Murray River, C0A 1W0.
Parade, midway, lobster suppers, dory races, ball tournament, Miss Northumberland Pageant and dance, trivia and pub night, poker run, variety concert, youth dance, poultry show and many other activities. End of July.
Caledonia Club Of PEI Annual Highland Games
Scottish concert and official opening Friday, 7 pm. Sanctioned piping, drumming and dancing competition. Traditional athletic competitions and kilted golf tournament. Mid Augusty.
East Point Lighthouse - Off Rte 16, 20 minutes east of Souris.
One of the Island's "first generation" lighthouses. Picnic area, tip-to-tip program. Craft shop, Welcome Centre. Refreshmetns.
Elmira Railway Museum - Rte 16A, east of Souris.
A recreated station master's office recounts the story of railroading on the Island. PEI Miniature Railway with one of the largest model railway collections in Canada. Gift shop.
Greenwich Interpretation Centre, Prince Edward Island National Park - Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6.
Learn about one of Canada's unique ecosystems., rare sand dune formations and explore over 20 interactive exhibits. Walk over an in-floor 3D model. Enjoy a 12-minute multi-media presentation on 10,000 years of human history. Interpretive trails and beach facility nearby. Gift shop.
St. Peters Bay Craft & Giftware
Visit the "Master Caster" as she casts high-quality pewter jewellery based on our own Celtic and Classic designs. See a 10 minutes demonstration on mold making, molten pewter casting, and buffed finishing of the pewter products. Gift shop. Bicycle rentals available.
St. Peters Wild Blueberry Festival
Trivia, ceilidh, guided nature walks, youth/adult dances, children's day games, face painting, concert, golf tournament, parade, interfaith service, blueberry pancake brunch, open-air entertainment, bingo, progressive 45s, multi-sport relay race, surf and turf barbecue (featuring homemade blueberry buckle). End of July/Early August.
Boat races, poker run, Queen-of-the-Sea Pageant, trade show, PEI woodcarving competition, midway, trivia, variety concert, talent show, bingo, stage entertainment, fear factor, greasy pole, bike rally, children's entertainment. Mid July.
Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst National Historic Site - Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6. Off Rte 19.
Here the French established the first European settlement on the Island in 1720. When the British captured Port-la-Joye in 1758 they built Fort Amherst. The earthworks of the British fort are still visible. Visitor centre with bilingual guides. Cultural interpretive events held regularly during July/August. Picnic area.
Province House National Historic Site - Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6
Considered the "Birthplace of Confederation," the first meeting to discuss federal union was held here in 1864. The Confederation Chamber and several other rooms have been restored to their 19th-century Victorian appearance. The building houses the Provincial Legislature, award-winning film "A Great Dream," exhibits and gift shop. Historical programs offered daily in summer. Special guided tours for nominal fee.
Victoria-By-The-Sea - Box 62, Victoria, C0A 2G0.
"One of the ten prettiest towns in Canada." Provincial park, fishing wharf, lobster pound, lighthouse museum, kayaking, live theatre/music, restaurants, inns, art gallery, gift/specialty shops, handmade chocolates, weather products.
Ardgowan National Historic Site - Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6
Ardgowan was the home of William Henry Pope, one of the Fathers of Confederation, and was the scene of a grand reception for delegates to the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Ardgowan houses the provincial office of Parks Canada.
Beaconsfield Historic House - 2 Kent St.
Built in 1877, Beaconsfield Historic House is a symbol of Victorian elegance. Tour its Victorian furnished rooms and enjoy the wonderful view of Charlottetown Harbour from the verandah and flower garden. Events include the "Great PEI Children's Festival" playing July and Aug.
Car Life Museum - TransCanada Hwy., between Borden-Carleton and Charlottetown
Over 20 automobiles, tractors, farm equipment, wheeled vehicles from the 19th century. Includes a 1959 Cadillac owned by Elvis Presley, 1898 Mason steam car, 1914 tractor, restored farm machinery.
Charlottetown Driving Park - (Charlottetown). Kensington Rd.
Close to downtown the Park is the showplace of Maritime harness racing. Children are fascinated by the horses. Great trackside comfort, delicious food and Sports Club. Year round simulcasting.
Confederation Centre of The Arts - 145 Richmond St., downtown Charlottetown, C1A 1J1.
Celebrate Canada's heritage and culture at Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. Home to The Charlottetown Festival, Enjoy musical theatre and comedy, including Anne of Green Gables - The Musical TM, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the Courtyard Café & Garden, free tours and shopping.
Founders' Hall - Canada's Birthplace Pavilion - Located on the historic Charlottetown Waterfront
Founders' Hall is a 21,000 sq. ft. heritage attraction, restaurant and retail boutique. Visitors are transported to 1864 when the Fathers of Confederation first met to discuss the union of Canada. You will "live" our nation's history from 1864 to present day through multi-million dollar state-of-the-art displays, multimedia and new technology.
Built in 1832, Fanningbank Historic House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and is a symbol of Victorian elegance. Tour guides explain the history and furnishings, and information on past Lieutenant Governors. Flower gardens. July and August.
Old Home Week/PEI Provincial Exhibition
Old Home Week is the century old tradition showcasing livestock, light and heavy horses, Home arts and crafts, and Christmas tree competitions. Live daily family entertainment and Campbell Amusements. Charlottetown Driving Park features 15 harness racing cards ending with the prestigious Gold Cup & Saucer Race. Mid August
Festival Acadien De Charlottetown - 5 Promenade Acadienne, Charlottetown,C1C 1M2
A 3 days of activities. Enjoy Acadian fiddlers, singers, dancers, outside concert, night dance and the Sunday Kitchen Party with performers from the Island and elsewhere. Mid May.
Hot Plaid: A Celtic Musical Tour - Bonshaw,RR 1, C0A 1C0.
Award winning Island fiddler Roy Johnstone and singer/songwriter Steve Sharatt take you on an entertaining and informative tour of the music and songs of the Celts. July and August.
The Charlottetown Festival - 145 Richmond St., downtown Charlottetown, C1A 1J1.
Home to the magical Anne of Green Gables - The Musical TM, the Festival features musical theatre and comedy, daily outdoor performances, gallery exhibitions, licensed restaurant, shopping and free guided tours. May to October.
Victoria Playhouse Festival - Box 83 Victoria, C0A 2G0.
PEI's longest running little theatre. Professional theatre and comedy, storytelling and musical concerts. Presented in an intimate, heritage theatre. June to Sept
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Eptek Art & Culture Centre
An invitational exhibit of fine handicrafts organized by the PEI Crafts Council and hosted by the Eptek Art & Culture Centre. Excellence, diversity, and artistic vision.
Lennox Island Mi'Kmaq Cultural Centre - Box 134, Lennox Island, C0B 1P0.
The Mi'kmaq are the First People of PEI. A community museum aiming to promote and revitalize Mi'kmaq and interpret Mi'kmaq history. Guided tours. "Malpeque Discoveries" program offers exposure to Aboriginal Culture
Shipbuilding Museum & Historic Yeo House - Port Hill, Rte 12, west of Summerside. Located in Green Park Provincial Park.
Interpretive centre tracing the history of shipbuilding during the 1800s, a recreated shipyard and the restored Victorian residence of ship owner James Yeo Jr. Gift shop.
Antiques, crafts, souvenirs, music and Island wear. Climb our lighthouse. Ppicnic area and playship. Bikes, Trails, sea tours. Pub and Eatery and Cafe. Free Maritime entertainment.
The Bottle Houses/Maisons de Bouteilles - Cap-Egmont, Rte 11.
New, 13-ft. giant bottle made of 2,000 recycled bottles. Walk through three fantasy-like buildings made of over 25,000 vari-coloured glass bottles. Flower gardens.
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada - 619 Water St. East, C1N 4H8.A
Authentic Celtic! only year-round institution in North America. Professional training in bagpiping, drumming, Highland and step dancing. The annual summer-long Celtic Festival includes the Summerside Highland Gathering, piping, drumming, Highland dancing, step dancing, fiddling, singing, and storytelling and concerts with performances nightly at 7 pm, free mini concerts 3 times daily, and guided tours. Mon-Fri. July & August
The Landing: Oyster House & Pub - Box 12, Tyne Valley, C0B 2C0.
Featuring folk, roots and Celtic acts in the Maritimes.
Wyatt Heritage Properties
Downtown Summerside featuring MacNaught History Centre and Archives, the Wyatt House and Lefurgey Cultural Centre. MacNaught has genealogical and historic resources. Enjoy an entertaining, guided interpretive tour of the 1867 Wyatt House - home of the late Dr. Wanda Wyatt. Next door is the residence of 19th-century shipbuilder John Lefurgey, now a centre for traditional arts and crafts.
Acadian Museum/Musee Acadien - On Rte 2, west of Summerside.
Discover the odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present. Exhibits showcase Acadian history and culture and view an interpretive video. Genealogy resources and gift shop.
L'Exposition Agricole et Le Festival AcadienBox 37, - Wellington, C0B 2E0
Judging of livestock, flowers, crafts, foods, 4-H projects. Entertainment Acadian-style, shows, demonstrations, dances, parade, contests, lobster suppers, horse pull, woodsmens competitions, three-/four-wheeler pull, youth talent, etc. End of August.
Tyne Valley Oyster Festival
Friday: Canadian Oyster-shucking championships. Singing contest semi-finals. Saturday: Kids Day activities, parade, PEI fiddling and step-dancing championships, adult dance. Sunday: Church service, singing contest finals, community awards, pageant. Fried oyster/scallop dinners. Camping nearby. Early August
Northport Pier - Located on 240 m of pristine shoreline overlooking Cascumpec Bay and Northport Harbour.
A Marina, Inn, Restaurant, Shops, the Sea Rescue Station and local entertainment. Explore the Island by bicycle, kayak, canoe. Beach walk to Confederation Trail. Playground, picnic area. Golf, deep-sea fishing nearby.
Prince Edward Island Potato Museum - Box 602, O'Leary, C0B 1V0. 1 Heritage Lane, in Centennial Park.
National exhibit "The Amazing Potato" (History and Culture) with displays and a self-guided interpretive centre story-line supported by photographs, artifacts and graphics, tells the story of the potato. Collection of antique machinery. View the "giant sculptured potato".Community museum, heritage chapel, log barn of farm implements, machinery and the one-room school.
Mill River Fun Park - PEI Provincial Parks, O'Leary RR3, C0B 1V0. 38016 Western Rd., Rte 2.
Attractions include a swimming pool, sea of balls, bumper boats, pirate ship, kiddie's pool with waterslides, giant twister slide and the Aqua Rage. Admission includes all activities.
West Point Lighthouse - Rte 14, in Cedar Dunes Provincial Park.
Climb to the Lantern deck at the top of PEI's tallest functioning Coast Guard lighthouse. The museum depicts the history of lighthouses and the seafaring era. Stay the night, enjoy a chowder or lobster dinner.
Alberton Museum & Genealogy Centre - 457 Church St
In the former town courthouse and jail erected in 1878. The museum depicts the activities of PEI's early settlers. Displays include: early fishing industry, military history, silver fox industry, Mi'kmaq culture, house hauling, early pharmacy, cooper shop, cobbler shop, local historic crafts, housewares, local folk art, china, etc. The largest collection of historical photographs and most comprehensive compilation of genealogical information in the area.
North Cape, Nature and Technology in Perfect Harmony - North end of Rte 12
The meeting of the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait. Walk the Black Marsh Nature Trail, view the windmills and learn of wind energy at the Interpretive Centre. Restaurant, Lounge, and gift shop.
Quilt Gallery and Fabric Crafts and More - Rte 142, lower level of Guardian Drug Complex, O'Leary.
Featuring one of the largest selections of local quilts and fabrics in Eastern Canada.
Seaweed Pie Caf Irish Moss Interpretive Centre - Rte 14 (Lady Slipper Drive)
Interpretive centre. Learn about Irish Moss. Gift shop. Enjoy Seaweed Pie or seafood chowder, fish cakes and homemade beans, mussels and more.
Tignish Cultural Centre - Box 100, 103 School St., Tignish, C0B 2B0. Located on Maple St.
ncludes an Interpretive Centre/Museum, Visitor Information Centre, library. Learn about the history of Tignish and area. This display introduces the natural history and the Acadian and Irish settlers two hundred years ago.
Historic Site At The Green - Comit Istorique Prince-ouest lt, Box 249, Tignish, C0B 2B0. Off Rte 12
The landing site of the 8 founders in 1799. An archeological area. Walk the trails of the first settlers leading to the site of the first church and cemetery. Learn about the history of the founders.
Prince County Exhibition
Various competitions, shows and displays, midway, parade and much more. End of July
PEI Potato Blossom Festival - O'Leary Recreation Department, Box 605, O'Leary C0B 1V0.
Giant parade, community picnic, midway, dances, children's activities, horse races, seniors' activities, vegetable and flower garden contest, fun run (5 & 10 km), potato hall of fame, farm show, merchants day, car rally, yard sale, and more: Mid July