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Prince Edward Island
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About Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is the home of Anne Shirley, or, as her book title calls her, ‘Anne of Green Gables’, and the island is just as beautiful as she found it, with lush green meadows and woods, pretty fishing villages and farmhouses, rich terracotta coloured soil and wonderful sandy beaches with just a hint of pink to them as well. The best places to stay in Prince Edward Island are gathered both around the main town Charlottetown, and in the smaller villages and hamlets.
What Not To Miss
- Prince Edward Island is fairly self sufficient, and because of that it’s gaining a reputation for offering great local produce so there are some excellent restaurants and great opportunities to sup and sample.
- Beyond eating well, relaxing in idyllic surroundings and maybe doing a spot of cycling there’s actually loads to do here if you’re interested in experiencing the pleasures and the past of Prince Edward Island. The Prince Edward Island National Park is a great place to experience the true wealth of the island’s natural beauty - there are dunes, wetlands, forests brimming with amazing flora and fauna, and some incredible coastal ecosystems.
- This is also where you’ll find Green Gables Heritage Place, which is the best place on the island to find out more about Anne and her author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Prince Edward Island also has a number of heritage lighthouses, including the Point Prim Lighthouse, the oldest on Prince Edward Island, and the East Point Lighthouse.
- There are wineries, old homesteads and farmhouses, and also the appeals of Charlottetown and Summerside, the island’s main settlements.
Prince Edward Island is easily explored by bike or by car, so whichever of our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay on Prince Edward Island you choose, you should have no trouble seeing all the best the island has to offer.
The best places to stay on Prince Edward Island
- The Hillhurst Inn is a luxurious, nine room B&B in a great downtown Charlottetown location. The rooms are large with antique furnishings, and breakfast is taken in a wood panelled dining room. There’s also a library.
For island exploring
- The Great George is also a B&B in historic downtown Charlottetown, but this is a larger property, with 54 spacious, elegant rooms, plus a lounge. The breakfasts are continental and you’re surrounded by lush gardens.
For an apartment or cottage
- If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner, Booking.com for a range of properties ideal for enjoying the relaxing nature of the island.
- Fly to Charlottetown Airport located 5.9km (3.6 miles) from Charlottetown with a selection of flights across Canada along with seasonal flights further afield.
- Alternatively, Charlottetown is a popular destination on numerous cruise ship routes making sea travel an option.
- If you want to rent a car to explore the island, for prices and booking, click here to visit our online partner, Rental Cars.
- Best time to visit - the summer months of July and August.