Prince Edward Island

There is a wealth of activities to keep you busy or relaxed on Prince Edward Island... Known as Canada's smallest and greenest province, Prince Edward Island is cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Island's rolling landscape is ringed with soft white-sand beaches you can beachcomb along for kilometers. Fill your days by wandering through wonderful antique shops, farmers’ markets and pastoral villages where you can sample delicious culinary treats fresh from the sea. We're small enough for you to explore the Island from tip to tip.

Source: Tourism PEI, Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership

The village of Cardigan is located in Kings County in the eastern portion of Prince Edward Island. The Island’s easternmost region attracts visitors who appreciate natural spaces and outdoor activities. Development in this area is characterized by parks and trails, supported by country inns and fine dining.

A recommended first stop would be Orwell Corner Historic Village where a rural crossroads community invites visitors to step back into the 1800s. Be sure to leave time for a visit to the Macphail Homestead right next door.

Lighthouse lovers will delight in the four lighthouses that are open to the public in summer. Point Prim Lighthouse - the Island’s oldest lighthouse, Wood Islands Lighthouse - located just beyond the ferry terminal, Cape Bear Lighthouse - said to be the first Canadian land station to receive the distress signals from the Titanic, and Panmure Island Lighthouse - PEI’s oldest wooden lighthouse.

Popular supervised beaches in the eastern PEI region include Red Point, Basin Head, Greenwich and Panmure Island, to name a few. Camping is available at Red Point, Campbells Cove and St. Peters Park in the northeast, and many other locations along the Coastal Drive.

Sport fishers will be interested to know that some of the world’s biggest fish (as in over 1000 pounds!), the Bluefin Tuna, have been caught off the shores of North Lake, known as the “Tuna Capital of the World.”

Wind up your visit to Points East Coastal Drive in the community of Mount Stewart. The province’s Confederation Trail heads off in no fewer than three directions from here and Trailside Café is a multi-purpose location with food, bike rentals, accommodation and frequent entertainment–this tiny spot attracts some of the great performers from the region and beyond.

Above all things, The Points East Coastal Drive offers you a lifetime of beaches to enjoy. From beautiful red sandy beaches that stem off rolling red cliffs, to the pristine white sandy beaches and singing sands found off the Eastern Beaches Discovery Drive. Choose from any of the over 30 beaches that eastern Prince Edward Island has to offer. For newlyweds or romantic couples, there is no problem finding a quiet beach to call your own as you and a loved one enjoy a fine bottle of wine while the sun sets behind you.

Explore the coastline of one of Canada’s most enjoyed shorelines, as the Points East Coastal Drive offers memories.

Explore over a dozen different touring routes that take you from breathtaking red sandstone cliffs, to panoramic views of unique lighthouses and picturesque fishing villages. Discover the true nature of Prince Edward Island’s culture and heritage, while embarking on exciting adventures through a kayaking tour, chipping onto the green at a world class golf course or relaxing on one of our intimate white sand beaches.
Source: Tourism PEI, Points East Coastal Drive Tourism

Charlottetown, the Capital City of Prince Edward Island, is the perfect blend of urban excitement, country living and some of the cleanest air in Canada. Enjoy a stroll on National Historic Great George Street; sit amongst the trees on Victoria Row; or shop on Queen Street.
With an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs, and cafes, there is something for every taste bud. Community and city-wide festivals fill the streets nearly every week of the year, offering exhilarating options from world class music, theatre, comedy, gaming and sport.

Source: Tourism Charlottetown

The village of Morell is located in Kings County in the eastern portion of the Island. It was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of just over 300. Morell is an excellent centrally located service area with most of the services a traveller may require including groceries and other supplies.
The Confederation Trail, Prince Edward Island’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail passes through Morell and follows the shoreline and crosses the mouth of the Morell River on a 235 foot long bridge. The Morell River is a popular trout and salmon fishing stream. Visitors will find an information centre, art gallery, cycling and paddling outfitter. A visit to the nearby Red Head Harbour will provide an up-close look at the Island’s fishing and aquaculture industries, and it is possible to buy fresh fish at the seafood outlet there. Morell is located within the Points East Coastal Drive daytour region.
Source: Tourism PEI
O’Leary is centrally located in West Prince, just a few kilometres from 3 provincial parks, golf and cross-country ski resort, and sandy beaches.
The Confederation Trail is intersected by O’Leary’s main street, and is an excellent starting point for a day of walking, biking, enjoying nature, and getting to know West Prince in a whole new way. Snowmobiling is a popular winter pastime, and the trail offers many rest areas for coffee and warmth.

The latest attraction added to our Community is a 14 foot fibreglass Russet Burbank potato, which stands on the front lawn of the world's only potato museum. It's a big potato and quite unique.
Source: Community of O’Leary

With a rich history, exciting events, and unparalleled hospitality, the city is a great place to visit. With premier sporting and culture events, first-class accommodations and attractions, and City-sponsored facilities and programs, our community takes pride in its "never a dull moment" philosophy. Whether you're strolling through our charming, historic neighborhoods, catching a show at the beautiful Wyatt Center, or enjoying any number of year-round sports and recreation events, we hope you enjoy you stay.

Source: City of Summerside, Tourism Summerside