PEI Lifestyle

Why You Should Visit PEI in 2024

Known for its red sand beaches, rolling farmland, and friendly locals, Prince Edward Island is a gem just waiting to be discovered. PEI offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness that will stay in your heart long after summer is over. As you write your travel bucket list for the year, here are some reasons you should visit PEI in 2024.

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches

Did you know that PEI has over 800 kms of beaches along it’s shoreline? That’s a lot of sand and sea to explore. Each beach offers something a little different than the next, so there’s a beach here for every taste! We like the sounds of spending the summer searching for you’re favourite beach.

Check out these Must-See PEI Beaches to start your search!

Festivals Galore

This year is promising an exciting lineup of festivals and events. From the lively Cavendish Beach Music Festival to the PEI International Shellfish Festival, you’re sure to find a festival you love. Embrace the Island’s musical talent, celebrate local traditions, and make memories at these vibrant gatherings.

Check out our PEI Summer Event Guide here.

All Things Anne

If you’re an Anne lover, 2024 is a great year to visit PEI! Our favourite red-head is back at The Charlottetown Festival to start it’s bi-annual run, and we’re celebrating L.M. Montgomery’s 150th birthday! Plan yourself an Anne-inspired trip to visit all of the Anne attractions, including L.M. Montgomery’s birthplace, and the Green Gables Heritage Place.

Start to plan an Anne-centric vacay here.

Lighthouse Hunting Paradise

With over 60 lighthouses scattered along the coastline, PEI is a haven for lighthouse enthusiasts. Take a scenic drive along the any of the Island’s coastal drives to discover these iconic structures. Each lighthouse has a unique story to tell, while adding to the already spectacular views of its surrounding landscapes.

Check out PEI’s Must See Lighthouses to start your adventure.

Incredible Golf

PEI boasts a collection of world-class golf courses that cater to players of all skill levels. From lush green fairways overlooking the ocean to challenging links courses, the Island’s golf scene is as enjoyable as it is memorable. Tee off against the coastal backdrop at the Links of Crowbush Cove, or surrounded by mature forest at Mill River. There are over 400 fairways to play and fall in love with.

Still not convinced? See these 10 Reasons to Golf in PEI.

Stunning Vistas

It’s no secret that PEI is beautiful, but in case you need reminding, PEI is filled with incredible and scenic views fit for a postcard. Whether you love to see quiet countryside, towering sandstone cliffs, or the delicate sand-dunes, the Island’s beauty is sure to leave you mesmerized.

Check out these 10 PEI Views you NEED to see.

Culinary Delights

Foodie’s rejoice! Prince Edward Island’s food culture is rich and bountiful. With fresh seafood and produce, to Island-made cheeses and chocolates, and just about everything in between, you’re sure leave the Island with a full (and happy) stomach.

Check out our Island Eats page to get started on your culinary journey.

… Especially the Lobster!

No visit to the Island is complete without indulging in a feed of the mouthwatering PEI Lobster. From lobster rolls, and chowders to traditional lobster suppers and boils, there are many ways to savor the flavours of this maritime delicacy. If you’re visiting PEI in the early spring, you can experience Setting day. Lobster boats head out in the early morning to lay their traps, as onlookers wave and celebrate on the shore!

Check out our Ultimate Lobster Supper Guide to experience the best of PEI Lobster!

Cultural Richness

PEI is steeped in history and culture, evident in its charming small towns, historic sites, and vibrant arts scene. Visit Lennox Island and experience the culture of Mi’kmaq people, tour the Acadian museum and learn of Acadian heritage on PEI, or explore the Confederation Centre of the Arts for a dose of cultural enrichment through art, theatre, and history.

Sensational Sunsets

Whether you’re on the beach, atop a lighthouse, or enjoying a scenic drive, PEI’s sunsets cast a magical glow. From stunning reds and oranges, to soft pastel pinks and purples, the Island’s skies become a kaleidoscope of colours as the day draws to an end. It’s perfect way to relax after a full day of Island fun, and finding the best spot to watch is a great way to explore the Island.

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