Labour day is almost here, which means you've got one last chance to get your summer travels in! This guide to Prince Edward Island highlights our top picks for where to stay, what to eat, and what to do during your stay.
Where to stay in PEI
Prince Edward Island offers a range of accommodations, and there is something for every traveller and every budget. These are our top 3 picks!
Live In Luxury...
Experience modern luxury at this upscale hotel in the heart of Charlottetown. The elegant rooms come in either apartment or suite-style, and the courtyard provides a quiet place to relax. Choose a room with a view of the gorgeous harbour and bring your luxurious stay to the next level.
A Cozy Escape...
Cozy up at this quaint inn situated in Charlottetown. The historic building is packed with charm, and each room has been renovated and decorated to retain its history while offering modern comfort.
Explore for Less...
If you’re more concerned with adventure than luxury, the Brackley Beach Hostel is for you. Save on accommodations with this budget-friendly abode, and spend your money on the things that matter to you!
This hostel offers dorm-style shared accommodations, private rooms and suites at very reasonable prices. Best of all, its location couldn’t be more convenient for a beach trip. For a fun movie night, check out the Brackley Drive-in Theatre located just 300 metres from the hostel.
Things to Do in PEI
PEI has several beautiful parks, the most notable being PEI National Park. Spend a day (or more) exploring all it has to offer, including multiple beaches, sand dunes, bicycle paths, hiking trails, a lighthouse, and opportunities to camp overnight.
For some summer fun, check out the programs running within the park. Yoga on the beach and sandcastle tutorials are just two examples!
One of Canada's most loved literary character is Anne of Green Gables. Take a look around the property that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery's most famous novel!
Photo by Unsplash - Carl Campbell
This heritage site is situated inside the PEI provincial park, so you can add it on to your time spent exploring the area.
Photo by Unsplash - Nick Kwan
Point Prim is the oldest lighthouse on the island. Climb to the top and enjoy the view, shop at the nearby Keeper's Cottage, and be sure to eat at Point Prim Chowder House!
Photos by Unsplash - Donavon Wall and Jacalyn Beales
This local favourite is surrounded by cliffs and dunes, making for a truly special experience. Be careful climbing the cliffs though, they can be fragile!
Make your trip extra special by taking a boat tour to see some wildlife. Peakes Wharf Boat Tours allows you to see seals, hold a live lobster, all while enjoying the views of the historic harbour of Charlottetown.
What to Eat in PEI
This quick list of local and tourist favourites is sure to have something to satisfy your cravings
Follow this guide for a guaranteed good time, and remember, while Labour day weekend is a great time to visit, Prince Edward Island has lots to offer year-round!