Jennifer Ballem

Vacation Planner

Charlottetown

Jennifer was born and raised in PEI, yet it wasn’t until she left the island for other parts of Canada and a stint in US that she came to appreciate the beauty of PEI and longed to come back home. After taking a travel and tourism course in British Columbia, Jennifer knew there was nothing more she would enjoy than promoting this amazing island.

Where do you live in PEI?
I live in Charlottetown with my 14 year old daughter and travel 45 minutes every day for work at Borden Visitor Information Centre. I honestly enjoy the drive as the scenery is so beautiful. Borden is where the Confederation Bridge is, and one of the gateways to PEI,  so when I am driving home from work I like to pretend that I am a visitor and seeing the Island for the first time.

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
The beaches are spectacular and it is never hard to find one where you're the only person on it.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
One of my favorite places is Cavendish Beach. When I lived away I would imagine standing on the red cliffs overlooking the  Beach, the smell of the salt water and the fresh clean breeze on my face.

Any fun facts about yourself or about the Island that you think people should know?
Prince Edward Island maybe the smallest Province in Canada but we are mighty. I love calling PEI home and honestly don’t think there is a better place I could raise my daughter. Not only am I fortunate enough to live on this beautiful Island; through my work, I also have the opportunity to share it with people from all over the world.