Prince Edward Island may be the smallest Canadian province
but it has many qualities that make it a desirable year
round tourist destination. The famous 8 mile Confederation
Bridge, provides easy access to PEI by car from the province of
New Brunswick. Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the
"Gentle Island" as it is sometimes called, is characterized
by rolling hills, vivid colors, red sandstone cliffs, wet
lands, forests and miles of sandy beaches. This diverse
landscape provides homes for a wide variety of plants and
animals as well as the soil which grows its famous potatoes
with their unique flavor.
Charlottetown, the provincial capital of PEI and the
birthplace of confederation, is a charming seaside town
which comes alive in the summer with visitors from all over
the globe. Here there are many historic sites, as well as
restaurants, shops and nightlife. Imagine sight seeing
all day and then returning to your very own home away from home.
Choose from vacation rentals in quiet, historic
neighborhoods, apartments and suites in restored century old
Victorian buildings, or charming cottages. Rent from an
owner instead of paying for an expensive hotel and bring the
whole family for an affordable PEI vacation.
The classic novel, Anne of Green Gables, written by Lucy
Maud Montgomery in the late Victorian era, was inspired by
this beautiful landscape. It was her childhood home in
Cavendish, near the province's north coast, that was the
setting for her famous Anne books. Cavendish naturally has
become a famous holiday destination and is also home to
Avonlea village, now a historical amusement park. Anne is so
popular in Japan that special charter flights bring Japanese
tourists to Charlottetown so they can enjoy all the Anne of
Green Gables attractions. Other well known attributes of
Cavendish include the Cavendish Boardwalk, Cavendish Red
Trolley and Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National
Park, with its 40 kilometer coastline of pristine white sand
beaches. Tourists and locals alike enjoy many activities in
this area including biking, swimming, boating, hiking,
bird-watching, golfing, museum-visiting and shopping. In
Cavendish and the surrounding areas called "Anne's Land" you
can stay in a waterfront vacation home or beach cottages
close to all attractions and yet with your own private place
to retreat to in the evening.
PEI is famous for its oysters and lobsters, and a visit to
one of the many quaint fishing villages is a must.
Summerside, located just 5 miles from Confederation Bridge
is a perfect location for those who seek a quiet Atlantic
vacation away from the madding crowds.
Another great Prince Edward Island vacation spot is Belfast,
known for the Belfast Highland Greens golf course. Belfast
also boasts a historic parish church built in 1824 by Sir
Christopher Wren, as well as Mini Woolen Mills, and many art
studios and pottery shops. Here you can find a vacation
cottage on a sandy beach, or other holiday homes to rent
directly from the owner.
Orwell is another popular PEI holiday location with the big
draw being the Orwell Corner Historic Village, a site
restored to late nineteenth century buildings and furnished
with artifacts from the Provincial Collection.
Witness the blacksmith at work, or stroll through the
gardens and have a picnic outside the old schoolhouse or by
a scenic spot overlooking the beautiful Orwell Bay. Orwell is
also well known for its Wednesday night ceilidhs at the
In summary are many Prince Edward Island vacation rentals to
choose from, which give you plenty of room for family and
friends while you experience the high points of this magical