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Casino, Racing & Dining

Red Shores

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino is one of the leading entertainment establishments in Atlantic Canada with a casino, horse racing and restaurants! The world of racing is riveting and full of fascination, and as a matter of fact, the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park is known as the Kentucky of Canada for its rich history in harness racing.

The thrill of live harness racing is deeply rooted in Prince Edward Island’s culture. Every year, visitors from around the world travel to the trade-mark red soil of the Island for the opportunity to be a part of the action and entertainment. And if you missed the opportunity to hear the thunder of horse hooves kicking up dust as they gather speed and the exhilarating cheers from the crowd in the grandstands, check out the simulcast racing where you can watch and bet.

At Red Shores you will also find three award-winning dining outlets led by a culinary team of professionals that utilize local food products and support local business, including a tribute to harness racing families and the harness racing history in P.E.I.
While visiting the racetrack & casino, guests can enjoy a wide range of slot machines, table games like Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat or try their hand in the private poker room.

Red Shores Summerside is believed to be the oldest racetrack in Canada. Don’t miss harness racing’s biggest week in Summerside with The Governor’s Plate and Lobster Festival in July. The race track operates the slot and video lottery machines, table games, a dining outlet and 30 race dates.

In Charlottetown, you certainly won’t want to miss the greatest show in harness racing with the Gold Cup & Saucer every August. The Gold Cup & Saucer dates back to the early 1960’s, and has become known as one of the most prestigious races in horse racing. As part of Old Home Week in Charlottetown, this race is a tradition not to be missed!

— Insider’s Tip —

The Gold Cup and Saucer is one of the most prestigious harness racing events in North America, attracting thousands of visitors to the venue. The fastest horses and the best drivers in all of eastern Canada and northeastern United States will participate in 15 racing programs over a 10-day stretch. A must-see is the Gold Cup and Saucer parade in downtown Charlottetown – bring an umbrella because it goes ahead rain or shine.


Red Shores Casino