What to See and Do on Prince Edward Island
Suitable for all ages, Prince Edward Island attracts many visitors each year. The beautiful scenery, friendly locals and island feel are just some of the reasons to visit. This is what you should see and do on Prince Edward Island when you are there.
Confederation Centre Of The Arts
You can see a lot in a short amount of time at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This city block has five different theaters and an art gallery. There are a variety of musicals and shows that take place at the theaters throughout the year. The art gallery has traveling exhibits and a permanent collection that features photography, art and digital media.
The Confederation Bridge
At a whopping 8 miles long, this is the world's longest bridge. It allows locals to easily drive from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick instead of having to utilize the ferry system. Tourists are often surprised at the size of it and the intricate engineering it must have taken to build it.
Green Gables Heritage Place
Many of us grew up reading Anne of Green Gables. Visitors can see the house that was featured in the books, the Green Gables Heritage Place. It was restored back in the late 1800s and today, you can see the rooms that were part of L.M. Montgomery's novels. Visitors can also see the Balsam Hollow trails, Haunted Woods, the barn, woodshed and the granary.
Prince Edward Island National Park And PEI National Park
This 37 mile park shows off the beautiful landscape of the area. One of the main highlights of Prince Edward Island National Park are the unique, red and white sand beaches. Visitors can hike, golf or swim at the park. The onsite Greenwich Interpretation Centres features exhibits that depict the 10,000 year history of the area. If you get a chance, the PEI National Park is worth a visit as well. Located here are the provinces biggest sand dunes. There's also a floating boardwalk that allows you to easily explore part of the 900-acres of the dunes.
Those who like historic Victorian buildings and love to shop, should head over to Victorian Row. Visitors will find both cobblestone roads and Victorian buildings. In the summer, cars aren't allowed on the roads which makes it easy for pedestrians to explore. In addition to the variety of boutiques and shops there are also numerous restaurants. Many of them offer patio seating so that diners, dependent on the time of year, can enjoy the beautiful Prince Edward Island weather.
West Point Lighthouse
One of the things that makes this lighthouse unique is that its also an inn. This means that tourists can enjoy unique accommodations at the close to 70 foot high lighthouse. Built back in 1875, it has a square structure and unique zebra print. The interesting design helped both ships and airplanes stay on their path back in the 20th century. The location of the lighthouse provides amazing views of the Northumberland Strait.