The pastoral appeal of lush meadows intermingled with sandy beaches and severely eroded cliffs dotted with lighthouses is impossible for travelers to resist. Prince Edward Island (PEI) has something for every kind of traveler, including the residence and birthplace of one of the most well-known children’s literature characters, a coastline national park, and an island-spanning cycling track. The island is home to each of these attractions.
Prince Edward Island is both the smallest and one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada. According to a legend given by the Micmac First Nations, the god Glooscap built his favorite island, Abegweit, by first painting every beautiful place on earth, dipping his brush in every hue, and then constructing the island. In addition, the island’s location in the Gulf of St. Lawrence results in a fairly comfortable temperature.
Green Gables Heritage Place
Anne of Green Gables is the first thing that millions of people across the globe think of when you mention Prince Edward Island. The Green Gables Heritage House is an absolute must-see if you want to really experience this region. This is the mansion that inspired the setting of L.M. In Montgomery’s books, and for lovers of the narrative, it’s where it all started. Imagine yourself as the red-haired girl as you stroll around the Victorian home’s restored rooms from the late 1800s. In the barn, granary, and woodshed, visitors may experience life on a farm. The book describes the “Haunted Woods” and “Balsam Hollow” routes. Even if you haven’t read the novel, the Green Gables Heritage House offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era on this lovely island.
PEI National Park
Prince Edward Island National Park comprises the majority of the island’s northern and central coastline. Three portions of the park provide beaches, animal observation, outdoor activities, historic structures, and more attractions. Families and outdoor enthusiasts are catered to by campsites and picnic spaces. Dalvay-by-the- The Sea was previously a royal summer residence and is now a hotel and restaurant between Brackley and Stanhope Beaches in the park’s center area. At the eastern extremity of the park, across St. Peters Bay, the more remote Greenwich region provides the tranquility that the rest of the park lacks, with a dune-backed beach and boardwalk pathways that are ideal for bird-watching among the park’s more than 300 species. The Gulf Shore Parkway follows the shore through the park’s core part, then continues as the Gulf Shore Parkway West from North Rustico to Cavendish on the other side of New London Bay. The park contains two inland parts at Cavendish that are home to the Green Gables and Eagles Glenn golf courses, as well as the Green Gables cultural site.
Despite the fact that we’ve just discussed PEI National Park, Greenwich needs its own mention. Greenwich has the province’s largest sand dunes, a sensitive habitat that is very uncommon in North America. A vast path network and a floating boardwalk enable you to explore a portion of the 900-acre dunes at your own speed. Then, relax on Greenwich’s soft-sand beaches or visit the Greenwich Interpretation Centre, which brings 10,000 years of human history in the area to life.
Confederation Centre of the Arts
This cultural institution, which was opened in 1964 as a tribute to Confederation, has an art gallery, a museum, and two theaters. As part of the annual Charlottetown Festival, the Anne of Green Gables musical is presented each summer by the Confederation Centre of the Arts. It is located just across the street from Province House National Historic Site, the renowned location of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, when the concept of Canada was conceived. In addition to their extensive calendar of theatrical and musical events, the Confederation Players provide walking tours in July and August. The actors, dressed as the Fathers and Mothers of Confederation, travel around Charlottetown’s historic quarter while contextualizing the figures and events of Confederation from a cultural and historical standpoint.