The smallest of Canada’s provinces with a population of just over 145,000 people, Prince Edward Island is a must visit Canadian destination. The Island is only 280 kilometres from tip to tip but because of its irregular shape with many bays and inlets, there is an abundance of shoreline to explore. Each community has a unique flare, with secret treasures waiting to be discovered. From the capital of Charlottetown to the Green Gables Shore there are amazing experiences to be enjoyed around every bend.
Prince Edward Island is steeped in Canadian history, known as the birthplace of Confederation where in 1864, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met in Charlottetown to form the new nation. A great activity is to tour Charlottetown on a GPS Heritage Quest. Each location on the walk will reveal interesting facts about Charlottetown and the Island by showcasing some of the city’s most beautiful architecture and the stories behind the buildings. A must do is a visit to Beaconsfield, built in 1877 by James Peake, who was a wealthy ship builder. This 25-room mansion is now a museum. Also don’t miss the canon that is set in the sidewalk in downtown Charlottetown and enjoy learning the story behind how it got there.
PEI is also known for its outdoor activities. Golf is a favourite past time of many Islanders and visitors alike with many golf courses to suit any skill level. The “Links at Crowbush Cove” has been recognized in Golf Digest. Overlooking the north shore dunes of PEI, Crowbush continues to enthrall all those who take the challenge to conquer one of North America’s very best. It is said that if you can tame the 6,903 yards at the Links, you can play just about anywhere.
Of celebrity status is the Green Gables Shore, where Anne of Green Gables is the primary attraction. For some, this is a must-do pilgrimage celebrating the beloved character. The region has an abundance of the Island’s acclaimed scenic landscapes. With its red sandstone cliffs, white sand beaches and rolling farm fields this area will not disappoint. PEI National Park hugs the north shore of this area and Cavendish Grove is a recent addition to the Park featuring walking trails and lovely picnic grounds.
Not to be forgotten are the many culinary adventures of the island. Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author Chef Michael Smith, makes his home in PEI. Enjoy a food and wine themed evening created by his award winning team. These events go beyond the food on the plate… they will engage you with “hijinks, hilarity and flavours”. Michael always sets the bar high and guests will go home with a lifetime memory. Some other popular foodie themes include the 1000 Oyster Challenge, the PEI Kitchen Party and Cook the Book, where recipes from Michael’s latest cookbook are served and you go home with a signed copy.
While visiting Prince Edward Island one must experience some activity that involves the water. Whether you participate in a traditional clam dig, enjoy an afternoon learning to fish with a master fisherman or just hunt for starfish along the shore of the beautiful Brudenell River on the Georgetown Peninsula, your PEI trip is not complete until you dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean.
Prince Edward Island is truly a magical place and a must visit location in Canada. Contact Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. for more information about how your corporate conference or incentive trip can make the most of what Prince Edward Island has to offer.