Sharon MacLean

Tourism PEI Industry Relations Officer

Murray River

Sharon is an Islander living in the small community of Murray River, just a short drive from the Wood Islands ferry that crosses the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. She loves the peacefulness and tranquility of PEI; starting her day with a good cup of coffee and spending her days with Island visitors and the people who work in the industry. Evenings are all about quiet, relaxing time at home with family.

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
It's the simple things: the smell of the salt air, the easy, un-hurried lifestyle, and the friendliness of everyone who lives here.

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
Happily, Prince Edward Island has two lobster fishing seasons: The first is  from May until the end of June, and the second is from August until mid October.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am passionate about food! I love cooking - from watching culinary shows to experimenting with all the great local ingredients the island has to offer.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
St. Peter’s Bay is one of the prettiest places on PEI. The scenic views across the bay are stunning, and the Confederation Trail along the water is ideal for a bike ride. Greenwich National Park beach is amazing!

Any fun facts about yourself or the Island that you think people should know?
The iron oxide in our soil is extremely hard to get out of your clothes. In fact, we even sell T-shirts dyed with our red dirt!