A Guide to the Best of the West

If you’ve made it to PEI, or are thinking of making the trip, then you are well on your way to discovering the beauty of the Island. The coastal drive “up west” guarantees a happy group of travelers! The North Cape Coastal Drive will bring you music left and right, beautiful golf courses, authentically delicious dishes, history and no end of fun. Here are our recommendations for the must-see spots to add to your list!


Mill River Resort 

Have you heard? Mill River Resort has undergone major renovations in 2018. And when we say major…we mean MAJOR. It is home to an endless list of amenities including an 18 hole golf course, indoor pool and 90’ waterslide, full service spa, beach volleyball & tennis courts, driving range and additional 3-hole golf course and nature trails. Guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

As a bonus for those of you travelling with kids in tow, Mill River has launched a brand new kids camp! Aimed to keep kids active and outdoors, this camp will run each week from 9am to 12pm, July 2nd through to August 31st, 2018. The camp is great for both guests of the hotel and campground, and locals alike! Drop in any weekday for $5.00 🎾🏊


Evangeline Region

Did someone say “kitchen party”?! Get down to PEI’s Acadian roots and explore the Evangeline Region. Bursting with Acadian food, music, artists and crafters, this is your go-to for authentic PEI. From July to August you can experience authentic Acadian culture with daily toe-tapping tunes, great food and interesting interactive activities at the Village Musical Acadian. Or for something you have to see to believe, visit the Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont. More than 25,000 colourful recycled bottles are cemented together to create a whimsical set of buildings.


Northport Pier Inn 

Booking a stay at the Northport Pier Inn is a guarantee for rest and relaxation during your vacation. Overlooking the Cascumpec Bay, you will be stunned by the sunsets, rejuvenated by the salty air and dared to be adventurous by the sea. Take a day to paddle along the harbour, or sit and enjoy the view of the fishing boats going in and out with the day’s catch. Speaking of the day’s catch – the Northport Pier Restaurant is one of a kind, offering deliciously unique seafood dishes, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water for a jaw-dropping backdrop to your meal.


Stompin’ Tom Centre

If you don’t know who Stompin’ Tom Connors is, well it’s time you find out! The legend himself, from Skinners’ Pond, PEI, travelled the country singing about the hard life he lived and the beautiful land he loved. People even now will still stomp their feet to his tunes, and luckily a trip to the Stompin’ Tom Centre will keep the music going! With Friday night hoedowns, daily lunchtime entertainment, dinner theatres throughout the week, Stompin’ Saturdays and Surf n’ Turf Sundays – this place is a goldmine of food and fun.


Canadian Potato Museum

If you search far and wide for the glories of Prince Edward Island, around every corner you’ll find one. But rest assured, there is none that are more wonderful than the PEI Potato! The Canadian Potato Museum allows you to discover the hard work and history of all those who have and continue to farm this land day in and day out. And if you didn’t already think potatoes were the best – take a tour of a local farm and learn how to make potato fudge! Take some time to celebrate all things potato and dig a little deeper into the tater’ roots!

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