Top Ten Musts on Prince Edward Island
1) Greenwich, Prince Edward Island National Park (St.Peters)
Parks Canada protects a rare system of parabolic sand dunes and sites of early Aboriginal and Acadian occupation dating back 10,000 years. Enjoy the interpretive trails, view the spectacular sand dunes, relax at the beach and learn at the Interpretation Centre.
2) Confederation Trail
From Tignish in the west to Elmira in the east, the Confederation Trail is a tip- to- tip recreational path offering over 270 kilometres of excellent surface, ideal for walking, running or cycling.
3) The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada (Summerside)
100% Authentic-Heartfelt Celtic! A summer long Celtic Festival set amongst an institution, that inspires “excellence in Celtic performing arts through quality educational programming.”
4) Rossignol Estate Winery (Little Sands)
Who would have thought — a winery on P.E.I. Rossignol offers a remarkable variety of premium fruit and table wines. Sample the wines and view a wonderful selection of folk art and Island paintings and crafts.
5) Prince Edward Island Preserve Company (New Glasgow)
Great Food and Great Fun! See, smell and taste Canada’s finest preserves, experience the Café Clyde featuring country breakfast ,peruse the gift shop and meet the kilted owner.
6) North Cape
Home to a host of attractions. View the longest natural rock reef, walk the Black Marsh Nature Trail, visit the Atlantic Wind Test Site and see the North Cape Wind farm.
7) Old Charlottetown
As the Birthplace of Canadian Confederation (and celebrating its 150th year in 2005!), PEI’s capital city features many historic public buildings and family homes. Stroll the many streets and visit Province House - where the “Fathers” met, Confederation Centre of the Arts - the home of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™ and Founders' Hall - Canada’s Birthplace Pavilion.
8) Gateway Village (Borden-Carleton)
The village is located at the foot of the Confederation Bridge. You will be introduced to the history and culture of the Island and learn of the transportation modes across the Northumberland Strait. The village features a variety of food services in addition to handcraft and gift outlets. Gateway is the home of Cavendish Figurines, North America’s only figurine economuseum.
9) Orwell Corner Historic Village (Orwell)
Experience the life and times of rural crossroads community in the 1890's. Stroll amongst the blacksmith shop, country store, church, school, farm buildings and community hall. Ceilidhs are offered at the Corner with traditional music, stories and dance.
10) Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre (Lennox Island)
The centre is a community museum that aims to promote and revitalize Mi’kmaq culture on PEI and interpret Mi’kmaq history. While on the Island, hike the 10km “Path of our Forefathers”, enjoy traditional foods or go deep sea fishing.