Prince Edward Island, known as The Gentle Island, is the smallest province in Canada at just 5656km² in size. Although small, the island is a popular destination for golfers, savvy travellers, foodies, and families, and can be reached by plane or by car. If you drive from New Brunswick, the journey will take you across the 13km Confederation Bridge which crosses ice-covered water. Prince Edward Island cottages are extremely popular among visitors who prefer freedom, privacy and authenticity during their stay.
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Many users spend more time comparing the vacation rentals providing a pool. One-third of the rentals have one there. In addition, more hotel rooms have a pool than cottage. On average, hotel rooms with pools in Prince Edward Island accommodate 5 guests and have an average cost of $218 a night. If you would ideally like to be close to the water, nearly all of the vacation rentals offering a pool are within 2 kilometres of the waterfront.
The Weather Prince Edward Island
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under -11° in January. August is the driest month.
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What to eat in P.E.I.? Mussels, Potatoes, and Fresh Atlantic Lobster!
For those who love seafood, especially those big red lobsters, Prince Edward Island is ideal. The most rewarding experience is fishing for the lobsters yourself. One typical tour involves you getting up early in the morning and joining other people in a fun day out of communal sea fishing. Just make sure to watch out for those sharp claws! At the end of the day, you can head back and have a delicious dinner with your catch.
Prince Edward Island is world-famous for its mussels. Plan your visit in September if you want to attend the PEI International Shellfish Festival where you can enjoy oysters, mussels, and other delicious seafood prepared by top chefs. The Island Chocolates Company has beautifully made chocolates that you can take home as gifts. For the best wine in town, head east to Rossignol Estate Winery where you can book a wine sampling tour.
Cultural Attractions: Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery got inspired to write the famous novel Anne of Green Gables through her stay here. The novel has a universal appeal to all ages, and most locals will passionately tell you stories about it. For a cultural experience, take your children to the Green Gables House where personalized tours are offered.
Visitors can also take a walk down Balsam Hollow and Haunted Woods, two popular trails at the Green Gables Heritage Place, or head to Avonlea Village where they can find PEI potatoes served with delicious toppings at the Red Island Baked Potato restaurant. The Anne of Green Gables Museum has everything your child needs to learn about Anne. Music shows are offered weekly and don't miss the chance to dress up as Anne during the kitchen dance party.
Just between Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Orwell Corner Historic Village will take you back to the 19th century where you can participate in real ice-cream or candle making, become an apprentice blacksmith or work on a farm - a peaceful place to visit and learn about PEI's rural life. For lunch, head to the tea room located in the hall.
Your Family Will Love Spending a Day on the Beach
Blessed with beautiful warm beaches, Prince Edward Island offers you a relaxing experience bathing in the sun, playing volleyball on the shore, or building sandcastles with your children. Kids especially love Cavendish Beach. What's special about the coast of Prince Edward Island around Cavendish is that it's rosy red. The special sand colour is due to the high amount of iron in the sandstone.
The Singing Sands Beach, where the white sand squeaks as you walk, is also known for being one of Canada's top beaches. With 90 beaches on the island, you will have numerous options for exploring the coastline. Book your Prince Edward Island cottages for rent near the beach for the best coastline view.
Local Attractions on Prince Edward Island
For an authentic experience with the locals, a tour down Points East Coastal Drive is a good start. It's home to 50 phenomenal beaches that are renowned for their warm waters. For those looking for an unusual experience in the middle of nature, there are Prince Edward Island vacation rentals located on this coastal drive, with views over pristine forests, and the beach is a stone's throw away.
The Confederation Trail is a 435km trail running through forested and agricultural landscapes, quaint villages, and green hills. The trail was originally a railway but was abandoned in the 1990s to give way to other means of transportation.
Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's most popular golf destinations. Islandwide, there are 25 golf courses, all within 30min of one another. If you are a complete beginner, Glen Afton is a good place to start. This 18-hole golf course also possesses amazing views over the seashore. For those who are already professionals, Glasgow Hills is a good choice with challenging terrain.
Plan your visit to Prince Edward Island National Park
Prince Edward Island is linked to the mainland via the immense Confederation Bridge, about a 2-hour drive to PEI National Park from Moncton or Amherst. The drive from Saint John takes about 3 and a half hours to any vacation home in New Glasgow, Cavendish, Albany, or anywhere else around PEI National Park.
From Nova Scotia, a 45-minute ferry runs to Wood Islands on the southern end of PEI, about an hour's drive from the national park. Alternatively, PEI National Park is only 19km (a 20-minute drive) from Charlottetown Airport, which operates year-round passenger services from Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, and New York.
Once you arrive, you'll be spoiled for choice with both outdoor and indoor activity options. There are many beautiful beaches fringing PEI National Park, from lively Cavendish Beach to the unspoiled Greenwich Dunes, offering endless swimming, sunbathing, and sailing opportunities. Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Ripley's Believe it or Not provide some guaranteed family entertainment.
Green Gables Heritage Place, the inspiration and setting for the Anne of Green Gables novels, is an absolute must for book lovers. Forest Hills is one of many top-level golf courses in the area, and Aiden's Deep Sea Fishing and The Watermark Theatre are truly unique attractions for all ages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Prince Edward Island?
The starting price for Cottage or Bed & Breakfast rentals Prince Edward Island is $99 per night.
What is the typical availability of Cottage Prince Edward Island?
May has the highest availability of Cottage Prince Edward Island, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Prince Edward Island?
Many travellers are searching for Internet, TV, and Yard when booking a vacation home Prince Edward Island.
How many Cottage and Bed & Breakfast rentals can I find Prince Edward Island?
Prince Edward Island has 1,929 Cottage and Bed & Breakfast rentals available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals Prince Edward Island?
Yes, there are 378 pet-friendly vacation rentals Prince Edward Island, with an average nightly price of $223.
What's the best month to visit Prince Edward Island?
When booking accommodation Prince Edward Island, remember that the rainiest months are usually December and January, with August often being the sunniest.
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