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10 Things to experience on Prince Edward Island this winter

Beef Plate

WinterDine is the winter dining festival you’ve been craving! Annually, participating restaurants in Charlottetown create special three-course meals and specialty menus for either $28 or $38 per person.

2) Get your camera out

The Island has stunning scenery to capture during the winter months. Explore the beaches, lighthouses, and wildlife while photographing your way across the Island. Make sure to tag Tourism PEI and use #ExplorePEI for a chance to be featured!

Jack Frost
3) Jack Frost

February 14 - 17

The Jack Frost Children's Winterfest is the largest winter festival east of Quebec City. See snow and ice come alive through the amazing artistry of Canada's Olympic Snow Sculpting Team. There is something for the entire family; children's popular TV characters and programming, indoor and outdoor activities, and live entertainment.

Christmas in North Rustico
4) Christmas Lights in North Rustico “Christmas in the Crick”

Head to the lovely town of North Rutsico for a memorable evening! Members of the community have a friendly competition for the best and brightest Christmas displays throughout the holiday season so the entire town seems to light up in celebration of Christmas!

5) WinterLove Festival


WinterLove PEI is a celebration of the magical season that brings us snow days, tobogganing, trees dusted in sparkling white, outdoor skating rinks, snowmen and snow angels, excuses to drink hot chocolate, snowshoeing, big wooly scarves, and a sense of renewal.

A grassroots movement initiated by folks that embrace the Canadian winter, WinterLove PEI is an annual, month-long festival based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Smelt Shacks
6) Smelt Fishing

Enjoy this favourite local activity and go smelt fishing off the wharf in North Rustico!

Treetop Haven
7) Treetop Haven

Sleep in the trees in geodesic domes and enjoy the private hot tubs! Treetop Haven makes for a spectacular winter getaway!

8) Fatbiking

As a result of the growing popularity of winter mountain biking, the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale now provides nearly 10 kms of groomed fatbike trails starting at the Brookvale Nordic Lodge.

Mill River
9) Stay at Mill River

Specializing in family fun all four seasons!  Open year-round, Mill River Resort is equipped to help you make the most of winter. Activities include snowshoeing, cross-country ski trails, outdoor skating rink and a tubing hill.

10) Go Snowmobiling

Take a guided Snowmobile tour with Tranquility Cove Adventures.

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