Rainy days have a reputation of being dull and dreary, but on Prince Edward Island they can be as fun as the sunny ones! Whether playing a round of glow in the dark mini-golf or posing with your loved ones at Grandpa’s Antique Photo Studio, there is an indoor activity for everyone. Here are 11 of our favourite ways to beat the rain.
1. Island Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts
Whether it be headstrong and stubborn Anne of Green Gables or the worldwide smash hit Mama Mia!, fall in love with these delightful characters in the Confederation Centre of the Arts‘ warm and cozy theatre.
2. CARI Pool
Who says you can’t enjoy the water even when it’s not so nice out? With three pools, a hot tub, a slide, diving boards and much more, you can’t go wrong spending your day splashing indoors at the CARI Pool in Charlottetown.
3. Cows Creamery
Ice Cream is one delicacy that is delicious indoors and out. With whimsical T-shirts and merchandise to laugh at, a free self-guided tour of the production areas available, and Canada’s best ice cream at your fingertips, the Creamery in Charlottetown is a great place to take cover from the rain.
A fun way to make your vacation memories last forever! With tons of different costumes and backgrounds to choose from, everyone will want their own copy.
5. Village Pottery / Island Winds / Lauretta’s Quilting
Looking for a keepsake or two to bring home? Make sure to find an Island-made treasure from Village Pottery, Island Winds, or Lauretta’s Quilting to add a touch of Island flare to your home, wherever that may be.
6. Haunted Mansion
Tucked in the town of Kensington, the Haunted Mansion is a fun and interactive experience, with options to bypass certain areas it will satisfy everyone’s thrill level! Test your will power and see just how adventurous your spirit really is.
7. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Cavendish is full of wacky and hilarious fun. An interactive and informative experience, the whole family is sure to leave laughing.
8. Magik Dragon / Nesseya’s Gems & Jewels
Pop by the Magik Dragon in Murray River, or Nesseya’s Gems & Jewels in Charlottetown for a unique and beautiful souvenir you couldn’t find elsewhere. This could be the perfect gift for someone back home, or better yet the perfect gift for yourself!
9. Ross Family Ceilidh
No Island stay is complete without a Ceilidh or two! Join the locals in Stanley Bridge and revel in the brother-sister talent at the Ross Family Ceilidh. There is nothing like jamming out to some toe-tapping, hand-clapping Island tunes.
10. Black Magic Indoor Black Light Mini Golf
Too rainy for golf? Not anymore! At Black Magic in Cavendish you can putt your way to glory indoors. This is a must-do for those who can’t seem to get off the course- even in the rain.
You can’t leave the Island without learning about an important part of Island history and culture- potatoes! With 7000 square feet of ‘all things potato’, you’re sure to leave O’Leary with a new understanding and appreciation about Island spuds. Make sure to stop and take a picture with the World’s largest potato sculpture on your way out!