Nicole (Nicky) Howatt
Nicky has lived on Prince Edward Island for 39 years and grew up riding her bike, swimming, building sand castles and playing sports in the waterfront city of Summerside. With an Acadian background, she spoke French at home and learned early in life to love local lobster and mussels. She enjoys all the Island has to offer with her family of four children.
Where do you live in PEI?
Albany, just minutes from the Confederation Bridge.
What is your favorite thing about life in PEI?
Beaches, sunsets, campfires, lots of great restaurants that offer the Island's delicious produce. And tasting the new varieties from our local breweries and wineries.
What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
On the south shore, you can dig your own clams; ready to cook and eat.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I enjoy my PEI summers, they are the best! You can't beat all the different things to do right in our own back yard, and the great local food. I love walking on the beach; the sunsets are breathtaking.
If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
Anywhere on the south shore. Victoria by the Sea, and the PEI National Park at Greenwich, with all its natural beauty.
Any fun facts about yourself or the Island that you think people should know?
After train service on PEI was discontinued in 1989, we transformed the railway into the Confederation Trail, a beautiful walking and cycling route, stretching more than 400 kilometers, or 250 miles, from tip to tip.