Why You Need To Experience PEI This Winter

Prince Edward Island in the winter months may be chilly, but it’s certainly not lacking in fun and unique adventures! Instead of hibernating all season long, take 2019 as an opportunity to explore the Island and discover its charm in all seasons. From tip to tip of the Island there’s experiences worth leaving the house for, each of them entertaining, educational, 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! Start the evening off with a delicious meal and drinks at Mavor’s Restaurant & Bar. When you’re finished, move into the Homburg Theatre or across the street to The Mack for any one of their shows this winter: ranging 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 Stacked Lineup at PEI Brewing Company

There’s no need to wait for summer to come around to start making your list of cool events you want to go to. All winter long, the PEI Brewing Company has a great list of shows and events to partake in. With everything from comedy shows, to concerts, to weekly trivia, there’s always fun stuff happening. Want to mix it up a little? Check out an Art Battle and revel in PEI’s great local artistic talent. Is a brewery tour more your style? Grab some friends and let the tasting begin!


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 15th-18th, 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!

For more winter fun in PEI, check out The Best Way to Begin and End Your Day on PEI, 5 Places to Discover on PEI This Winter, and Photos That Prove PEI Is Stunning in the Winter.