The classic children’s novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908 by the Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery lived on the beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI). A place known for its beautiful natural scenery. If you’re looking for something different, Charlottetown is the place to visit. As the capital of Prince Edward Island, this town has a few interesting things to see and do, but don’t expect to see a big city…
This beautiful cycling route through some spectacular scenery spans the entire province and the 435 km of the trail is mainly flat which makes it suitable for all fitness levels. (You can get your detailed map at the tourist office, and rent a bike to enjoy this splendid activity.)
Summer time is the best as you can enjoy all the fantastic outdoor activities and you’ll have the opportunity to visit beautiful places and see the gardens in all splendor. However visiting Charlottetown during Christmas time is also fabulous as you can immerse yourself in the fantastic open-air Christmas market.
During Christmas time you can enjoy things like: Sing-alongs and Christmas caroling, the official tree lighting ceremony, Christmas parade, and more.
In my opinion I would say at least a minimum of 3 to 5 nights. There are really a lot to see and experience and you just have to take some leisure time in consideration as well.
The province is best known for for Anne of Green Gables, world class seafood, and its beautiful sandy beaches.
Definitely. The water is warm enough to brave the sea.
“The majority of PEI’s beaches are sandy and located in provincial or national parks. Because PEI can be crossed in 2-3 hours, day trips to the beach are easy. No matter where on the island you end up, the rugged, natural beauty of its beaches are a special attraction.” – theswimguide
English is spoken everywhere, so you don’t have to worry about a language barrier.
Ask the locals where to go for a “lobster dinner“. This is the thing to do on the island and you will get the best info from the locals. There are quite a few brilliant places to enjoy fantastic lobster dinners. After all, the island is famous for its seafood.
Enjoy period charm at the Sydney Boutique Inn located in downtown Charlottetown:
Two blocks from downtown Charlottetown you’ll find this delightful breakfast inn: