Prince Edward Island in the winter months may be chilly, but it’s certainly not lacking in fun and unique adventures! Break out from under the blanket forts and movie marathons this winter and discover all the charm of an Island winter. From tip to tip of PEI, there’s experiences worth leaving the house for, each of them entertaining, inspiring, and just plain fun. Here are the winter activities you just can’t miss this season!
Arts Abound at Confederation Centre
Do the snow days have you feeling cooped up and yearning for a night out of the house? Every week, Confederation Centre of the Arts has something to offer you, no matter your interests! Continue the culture crawl at the Homburg Theatre or across the street at The Mack for any one of their shows this winter. Performances range from classical music, to singer-songwriters; comedy shows, to dance. Itching for a quiet, artsy evening instead? The Gallery is a great way to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts and culture happening around us. Sounds like the ideal night out to us!
You’ll Find All Things Winter at Mill River Resort
When it comes to a snowy winter day, you really only have two options: have the perfect, comfy-cozy day inside, or bundle up to have a fun and adventurous snow day outside! Conveniently, Mill River Resort offers the best of both worlds. Take the time this winter to escape for a family fun winter getaway with cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, or stay inside for delicious meals, spa treatments, and fun at the Aquaplex! There’s no lack of fun at Mill River, no matter the season.
And a perfect scene – morning to night at bar1911.
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There’s a Snow Celebration at Jack Frost Winterfest
Prince Edward Island has no shortage of snow this year! Put it to good use at the Jack Frost Festival, the ultimate winter weekend that your kids are guaranteed to adore. From February 14th-17th, fun takes over the Eastlink Centre with an indoor playland filled with bouncy inflatables, food vendors, a live family stage with non-stop entertainment, and even a chance to meet Jack Frost himself! The fun really ramps up as you head to the Outdoor Snow Kingdom where you’ll find the coastal tube run, ice slides, obstacle courses, and ice sculpting. Tickets and packages with surrounding accommodations and restaurants are on sale now.
After All, PEI’s Winter Beauty Is Spectacular
More than just the incredible events that PEI puts on all winter long, the Island becomes a magical winter wonderland that’s just waiting to be explored. Check out The Great George Hotel in Charlottetown to rent out snowshoes so you can explore PEI from top to bottom, and the Credit Union Place in Summerside is host to any number of winter activities all over the city! Island trails are a great way to experience the hidden beauty across PEI, skating rinks are an ever popular source of great fun, and if you really want to embrace the season, why not try camping? Treetop Haven is open year round and is the perfect weekend getaway spot to relax and unwind. The winter fun never ends!