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Published June 20, 2024

Canada Day on Prince Edward Island

This year, Canada Day falls on Monday, July 1 marking the start of the first long weekend of summer for many. A perfect time for a weekend getaway or to begin an even longer summer vacation in Prince Edward Island with so much to see and do to celebrate our true north strong and free.
Published June 4, 2024

Indulge at the Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites

Located in the heart of Charlottetown, the Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites offers an experience that promises rest and relaxation.

Sponsored by The Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites
Published May 30, 2024

Stay at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel

Nestled among the historic streets of Downtown Charlottetown along the picturesque waterfront, Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward eagerly awaits your arrival.

Sponsored by The Delta Prince Edward Hotel
Published May 30, 2024

The Holman Grand Hotel

At the Holman Grand Hotel, you will experience timeless elegance and modern comforts. Located in the heart of historic downtown Charlottetown.

Sponsored by The Holman Grand Hotel
Published May 23, 2024

Top 10 Things to Do in Spring

In spring, discover the patchwork-quilt of colours of Prince Edward Island that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery. Our trails and boardwalks, beaches and charming small towns have more than enough room for everyone to unwind and enjoy.
Published May 2, 2024

Discover the World of Potatoes

Along North Cape Coastal Drive, where the red soil meets the coast, lies a charming town where the potato reigns supreme and fittingly is home to the Canadian Potato Museum.

Sponsored by The Canadian Potato Museum
Published May 2, 2024

A Symphony of Color and Light

Nestled in the serene landscape of western Prince Edward Island lies a unique architectural wonder that captivates visitors with its whimsical allure.

Sponsored by The Bottle Houses and Gardens
Published May 1, 2024

It's Patio Season

As summer approaches, Prince Edward Island abounds with options for dining outdoors. Choose to sip cocktails on a downtown rooftop, sail to a seaside patio or beachcomb for sea glass mere steps from your table.
Published April 11, 2024

The Island Walk

The Island Walk is a 700 kilometre journey that circumnavigates Prince Edward Island.
Published March 18, 2024

Live the Magic of Anne & Gilbert!

Experience Canada's greatest love story in the critically acclaimed musical Anne & Gilbert. Featuring a 20-member cast and orchestra, Anne & Gilbert has become a theatre sensation.

Sponsored by Anne & Gilbert The Musical
Published March 14, 2024

Walk Lightly on Beaches

All visitors and residents are asked to use beaches with respect in an effort to protect Prince Edward Island's beautiful coast and its eco-systems.
Published March 1, 2024

Travelling with Your Pet

A "ruff" guide to Prince Edward Island to ensure that you and your pet have a safe and relaxing vacation. While here, take time to “paws” and smell the salty ocean air. 
Published February 26, 2024

PEI Females of Food

In honor of International Women’s Day, we salute five Prince Edward Island women, and the many others, who have overcome traditional stereotypes and paved a path to success.
Published February 23, 2024

Five Must-try Lobster Rolls

From tip to tip, summer has only truly begun once you’ve had your first lobster roll of the season.
Published February 1, 2024

Anne of Green Gables on Audible

You’ve never experienced Anne of Green Gables like this. Start listening to the timeless Canadian classic today!
Published January 31, 2024

Getaway to Anne Shirley Motel & Cottages

Located in the heart of Cavendish just minutes from world-famous Cavendish Beach, Green Gables House and championship golf courses.

Sponsored by Anne Shirley Motel & Cottages
Published January 2, 2024

Escape Everyday Life at Avonlea Cottages

Stay in the heart of Cavendish within walking distance of all major attractions.

Sponsored by Avonlea Cottages
Published January 2, 2024

Mill River Resort: 4 Seasons of Fun

Experience resort living at Mill River where expansive grounds, renovated resort rooms, and impeccable parkland appeal to competitive and leisure golfers.  

Sponsored by Mill River Resort
Published January 1, 2024

Unique Places to Stay in PEI

Transform an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary one by choosing one of Prince Edward Island's unique places to stay.
Published December 7, 2023

Cozy Cafés

Prince Edward Island has no shortage of cute and cozy coffee shops. Check out this list of 10 charming places where you can satisfy a caffeine or sweet tooth craving when visiting this winter.
Published November 30, 2023

Winter Enrichment Experiences

Slow the pace. Take time to stop and smell the salt air and listen to the birds. Walk the beach. Meander around a small town. Snuggle a goat. How will you nourish your mind, body and spirit during your stay on Prince Edward Island?
Published November 27, 2023

Winter Culinary Food & Drink

On Canada's Food Island, world-class food including lobster, oysters, mussels, beef and potatoes paired with prize-winning craft beverages are the key ingredients to help you warm up to winter. Let us help you discover how.
Published November 20, 2023

10 Warm Things to Do on a Cold Day in PEI

Visitors are warming up to winter on Prince Edward Island. Here's a great list of indoor fun when the temperatures dip below your comfort zone, even if the landscape reminds you of a beautiful shaken snow globe.
Published November 16, 2023

Winter Dining Treasures

Prince Edward Island is known for its stunning landscapes, friendly locals, and delicious culinary offerings no matter the season. Local food writer and culinary instructor, Chef Ilona Daniel shares some of her winter culinary favourites.
Published November 16, 2023

Christmas Fairs and Holiday Markets

Local artisans and small business operators have been busy all year crafting and preparing local goodies. Discover more than 30 Christmas fairs large and small across Prince Edward Island this holiday season for a range of gifting options and of course, yummy baked goods and treats too. 
Published November 6, 2023

PEI Holiday Gift Guide 2023

The best source for online gifts from Prince Edward Island for the cooks, kids, foodies and families on your list this holiday season.
Published October 31, 2023

Christmas in the Crick

On the north shore of Prince Edward Island lies the small fishing village of North Rustico. Known locally as "the Crick", it has a big reputation for warmly welcoming thousands of visitors and summer residents each year. As the days begin the shorten, the locals start to prepare for their popular winter attraction.
Published September 11, 2023

Discover PEI Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches & More

While on PEI, a trip to the orchard or pumpkin patch is a memory-making outing that blends fun and fresh air—surrounded by stunning autumn scenery.
Published September 7, 2023

Top 10 Things to Do in Fall

Fall is a favourite time of year to visit Prince Edward Island for many travelers. The Island's landscape is painted with bright orange, yellow and red, the weather remains warm and producers and chefs are celebrating the bounty of the harvest.
Published August 3, 2023

10 Active Lifestyle Adventures on PEI

Fill your lungs with fresh Island air and get your heart pumping with these exciting active summer adventures, filled with fun for the whole family.
Published June 29, 2023

Discover the South Side of Points East Coastal Drive

The southern side of Points East Coastal Drive is distinctly beautiful and peaceful in summer with crops blooming in the fields, countless white or red sand beaches, perfect pairings for dining and finely crafted take-home products galore. Discover the hidden gems of the area.
Published June 9, 2023

Prince Edward Island Lineage: Tracing Your Roots to PEI

Every year, many visitors come to Prince Edward Island in search of long-lost family connections.
Published May 30, 2023

Farm Experiences of Prince Edward Island

Farming communities are considered by many to be the backbone of the Island's rural culture. There's no better way to appreciate Canada’s Food Island than by meeting the farmers and producers who want to share their passion for food and animals. The options are many during a visit to Prince Edward Island.
Published May 4, 2023

PEI Murals and the Makers

Prince Edward Island is known for the talents of its many artists. In communities large and small, visitors will encounter murals in the usual places and in other surprising places. Meet two full-time artists to learn more about their creative expressions and perspectives on public art.
Published May 2, 2023

Memories Are Made on the Ferry

Skip the long drive and enjoy an unforgettable ferry adventure this across the Northumberland Strait.

Sponsored by Northumberland Ferries
Published April 21, 2023

Come for Tea

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at one of the many tea rooms and dining rooms on Canada's Food Island – it’s the quintessential Anne experience.
Published March 17, 2023

The Gables - Your Gateway to PEI's Best

Located in Stanley Bridge along the Green Gables Shore, the villas and homes at The Gables of PEI embody the very best of Prince Edward Island.

Sponsored by The Gables
Published March 17, 2023

Restoration Restaurants

Savour the stories of several of the Island's restored historic landmarks that today serve as places for craft beer, casual comfort food as well as fine dining.
Published February 28, 2023

Digging for Clams on Prince Edward Island

Interesting in heading to the beach to dig your dinner? This ultimate guide provides insider tips as well as information about season dates, size and catch limits.
Published January 2, 2023

Winter Fun in the Kensington Area

The little town of Kensington in central Prince Edward Island is a busy summer stop-over for visitors with its intersection of five lanes each leading to tourist attractions of Central Coastal Drive region. Discover the characters and charm of this popular hub town in winter too.
Published November 28, 2022

Top Sledding Spots in Prince Edward Island

Discover the best hills across the Island for sledding along with favourite local spots for hot chocolate - a necessity to warm-up, right?
Published November 16, 2022

Oyster Preparation

Long recognized as one of the world's finest oysters, Malpeques from Prince Edward Island have an unequalled taste, superior appearance and excellent keeping quality.
Published November 14, 2022

A Curated List of Prince Edward Island Gift Ideas from A to Z

Do you have someone on your gift list who would appreciate a little "Islandness" this Christmas? This curated list of Prince Edward Island gift ideas from A to Z will make your shopping easier.
Published October 31, 2022

Amazing PEI Photo Ops

Smile! Shutterbugs won’t want to miss these fantastic photo opportunities during your next visit to Prince Edward Island.
Published February 11, 2022

Family Time

Prince Edward Island is a family-friendly place with tons of budget-friendly adventures.
Published February 8, 2022

Lobster Season is Upon Us!

Lobster season is in full swing and Islanders and visitors alike are excited for their first taste.
Published July 30, 2021

How to Purge (clean) Live Clams of Sand

Mussels and oysters live on the ocean bottom and tend to accumulate less sand than clams.
Published July 30, 2021

Mussels Preparation

Mussels, cultured in the cool water surrounding PEI, are rapidly becoming one of North America's most popular seafoods.
Published July 30, 2021

Lobster Preparation

PEI is famous for its lobster with bright red shells and juicy tender meat.
Published July 30, 2021

Tips on Freezing Seafood

Prince Edward Island waters are famous for their bountiful supply of fish and shellfish.
Published July 22, 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Oysters

Prince Edward Island is famous for its world-class shellfish. If you haven’t experienced an oyster for yourself, now is the time.
Published July 1, 2021

Rainy Day Activities During Your Beach Vacation

There is no shortage of fun rainy-day activities on PEI. Don’t let a little rain get in the way of a memorable family holiday.
Published June 8, 2021

Historic Churches

Talented brothers William and Robert Harris left an indelible impact on the province; Robert with his fine art and architect William with a legacy of historic churches.
Published June 8, 2021

The History of Lighthouses

Today, the historic and iconic lighthouses that once guided sailors can guide your east coast adventure.

Image: Point Prim Lighthouse and Fog Alarm, circa 1920 (PARO Acc. 3466/HF 77.239)
Published June 4, 2021

Hooking a Big One

For those who prefer to live large, may we suggest big game fishing? On the Island, we call those who know how to handle the big ones ‘Captain’.
Published June 3, 2021

A Golfing Love Story

I've spent the last 20 years chasing a little white ball around the globe. I've teed it up in the shaggy dunes of Ireland, played through a mob of kangaroos in Australia, shanked drives in the stark Arizona desert, and putted in the shadows of the Rocky Mountain peaks.
Published June 3, 2021

This Summer, Think Golf Vacation in PEI

It is hard to imagine given its renown, but it has was back in 1994 when the fabled Links at Crowbush Cove first opened, establishing Prince Edward Island as the preeminent golf destination in Canada.
Published May 23, 2021

Life at the Beach

Prince Edward Island is blessed with miles of sandy shoreline, fringing the garden province with colourful stretches of white, champagne, pink and red beaches.
Published May 18, 2021

10 Quirky Things You Didn't Know About PEI

Islanders measure distance in time and give directions using markers of things that may no longer exist.
Published May 21, 2020

Let's Talk About Golf

With over 400 fairways closer than you can imagine, there are plenty of good reasons of course why the readers of ScoreGolf magazine would choose Prince Edward Island.

Life at the Beach

Prince Edward Island is blessed with miles of sandy shoreline, fringing the garden province with colourful stretches of white, champagne, pink and red beaches. Island beaches are among the best in the country with the warmest ocean waters north of Virginia.

Sea View Beach, couple walking, back view, waves

Discover Prince Edward Island Recipes

Visit Tourism PEI's Recipe Directory. You can find the Island's favourite recipes contained in these pages.

Browse through our collection of Island recipes that will be sure to tempt your taste buds.