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Winter Activities in Prince Edward Island

Don’t hibernate

Activate on the Island in winter!

When the snow falls, adventure calls on Prince Edward Island. Whether you choose to hike the trails, hit the slopes, ride a fat bike or slow down the pace with a horse and sleigh ride, it’s all about togetherness and appreciating the great outdoors at a slower pace. Albeit, many of our communities are just as lively with adventure in winter. Choose from local events and entertainment, comfort foods and endless trails. We promise, there isn’t a sight more charming than this Island dusted with snow.

Skiing at Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale

Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale

The Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale is located in the central part of Queens County and has lots of fun activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, including x-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and a tubing hill.
Kids Skiing

Nordic Skiing

Find groomed cross-country ski trails across the Island suitable for beginner and advanced levels. Rentals are available from the Souris Striders Club, Mill River Resort and Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park.

Winter Fat Biking

With a growing list of trails, fat biking is gaining traction on PEI.

The Markz Arendz Provincial Park at Brookvale offers nearly 10km of groomed single-track fat biking trails with rentals available.

In Summerside, find groomed trails on the Baywalk Boardwalk, Heather Moyse Park and Rotary Friendship Park (with free rentals at Credit Union Place). Winter River Trail, Strathgartney and the Cardigan River Trail are also great places to ride.

Hiking and Snowshoeing

From tip to tip, our small towns, rural communities and urban areas are abundant with winter trails. The rolling hills of Bonshaw, the stunningly tall snow-covered trees of Winter River, walking parallel to the running water along the Dunk River at Scales Pond… just a few of the tranquil spots to discover. Snowshoes recommended.

Snowmobiling in PEI

Snowmobile and ATV Trails

Prince Edward Island offers some of the finest snowmobiling in the country with 900 kms of groomed trails. Permit holders can ride the Confederation Trail and other trails that intersect it. ATV riders know that the season doesn’t have to end when the snow flies. PEI has three winter ATV clubs with over 200 kms of groomed trail in the North Cape Coastal Drive region. A New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or PEI trail pass is required.

Girl with hat, winter Charlottetown

Winter Packages

With our extended winter forecast calling for a 100% chance of fun, it’s time to gather the family or a group of friends to celebrate winter with a getaway to Prince Edward Island. Our winter vacation packages make it easy, one click and you’re done! Let someone else do the planning and just look forward to your vacation.