10 Ways PEI Will Win You Over This Summer

Sunny Island days are around the corner, and this summer’s lineup is sure to be a showstopper. From our epic red sand beaches, to freshly shucked oysters, to the biggest names in country music, this is shaping up to be an Island summer for the books!

The best beaches around

Thousand’s of miles of sandy beaches surround Prince Edward Island. Whether you’re taking in a sunset, swimming in the waves, or basking with your toes in the sand, there’s a beach for everyone. Check them out here!

…And the freshest seafood

Hardworking PEI fishermen ensure there’s always plenty of seafood to dig into at local restaurants. Between freshly caught lobsters and perfectly briny oysters, it’s impossible to go hungry on Canada’s Food Island.

Vacation mode kicks in before you even get here

The journey is part of the destination when you travel to PEI by boat. With Maritime music on deck every day from July through September, and incredible culinary experiences during Fall Flavours, the party starts even before you get here!

There’s unique adventures around every turn

Summer is short! Seize the summer days with some truly unique Island adventures. There are so many ways to get your hands dirty with red sand, learn traditional Island craft and culture, or get hooked on fishing for your food. Click here to explore all the possibilities.

Dine with PEI’s own Chef Michael Smith

The Inn at Bay Fortune has gotten a facelift with freshly renovated 5-star rooms. This renowned Inn is also home to Chef Michael Smith’s imaginative FireWorks dining experience. Soak up the Island’s legendary hospitality and Maritime charm with a visit to this uniquely interactive dining experience.

PEI is Canada’s #1 golf destination

With pristine courses, scenic views and the friendliest people, PEI is a golf destination you won’t soon forget. Play the Island once, and you’ll remember it forever.

On your mark, get set…

Harness racing has been an Island tradition for over 100 years (since the 1880’s!) and it’s just as popular today as it was then. From horse lovers to racing fanatics, you can’t miss a day spent at the Kentucky of Canada.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Shine up your cowboy boots for the biggest outdoor festival in Atlantic Canada. Cavendish Beach Music Festival is stacked with an incredible lineup this year that includes Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and The Band Perry. Come for the music, leave with the experience of a lifetime!

Festival of Small Halls

The rich sights and sounds of Prince Edward Island are put on full display during 2 weeks in June. This award winning festival is held in the most delightfully quaint and cherished small halls of PEI. And fortunately in order to get to them, you’ll need to drive down some of the most beautiful rural roads and breathtaking coastal drives!

Get away from it all

If you spent the winter dreaming of relaxing summer days near the ocean, filled with the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation, look no further. Wake up to the smell of salt air, take that leisurely stroll to the beach, and feel the sand between your toes this summer …you deserve it!