5 Reasons to Visit Red Shores

Harness racing has been a beloved Island tradition since the 1880’s, and it’s just as popular today as it was then! From horse lovers to racing fanatics, there are so many reasons to love a day out at the track. Here are our top reasons to visit the Kentucky of Canada.

Celebrate in Style

A day at the races is the ultimate way to celebrate – and with table side betting and views of the racetrack at every table, Top of the Park restaurant is your best bet! Red Shores Race Track & Casino offers gaming featuring slot machines, table games and a new private poker room, so there are numerous ways to play.


Mouth-Watering Cuisine

The Top of the Park restaurant overlooking the track is not only an Island favourite, it has been presented with awards like PEI’s Best Ribs, Taste our Island Award and Best Dessert & Local Dish at Savour Food & Wine. The Red Shores culinary team is always sure to impress, pair that with table side betting and it makes for one unique experience!


Action is Never-Ending

Place your bets and find your seats because downtime is relatively non-existent. Watching the horse you strategically chose leading the pack is bound to give you a rush of excitement. Races go every 15 minutes and your announcer will keep you updated as they do their warm ups between races. You can view the full season’s racing schedule here.


Hit the Races and the Links

What’s better than a day at the track? A day at the track and the links! With Red Shore’s new golf package, players can hit the links, races, casino, and restaurant all in one day with their foursome.


Witness the Beloved Summer Tradition

Charlottetown first celebrated Old Home Week in 1888, and it only lasted two days. Now the beloved Island tradition is over a week of non-stop fun for all ages, while shining the spotlight on the bounty of P.E.I.’s agricultural sector. Old Home Week concludes with the Gold Cup and Saucer Race, where the top standard bred horses from all over North America come to compete in one of the most celebrated harness racing events in Eastern Canada! 


For more things to discover on Prince Edward Island, check out 2017 Summer Festival Roundup, Charlottetown’s Top Patios, and Top 10 Reasons to Golf on PEI