When you think of Prince Edward Island you might first think of red cliffs, the Confederation Bridge, or the sand dunes of the Green Gables Shore. But PEI is full of hidden gems and the North Cape Coastal Drive is one of them. To help you plan your trip I’ve put together my dream 4-day western PEI road trip.
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Prince Edward Island is the perfect destination for solo female travelers looking for a peaceful and picturesque getaway. With its charming small towns, picturesque beaches, and friendly locals, Prince Edward Island offers a relaxing and safe environment for solo female travelers to explore and unwind.
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Despite its small size, there’s a lot to see and do in Prince Edward Island, which you’ll quickly realize if you try to fit the whole province into one vacation. I like to go slow and do a deep dive of a region when I can and I think eastern PEI is perfect for spending a few days. To help you plan your trip I’ve put together my dream 5 day eastern PEI road trip.
Prince Edward Island…the land of red dirt, potatoes, and of course, Anne of Green Gables. Canada’s smallest province may be small in size but not in fun. I want to help you get a little red dirt between your toes this summer, so I’ve pulled together this fun (and completely unordered) list of things to do in PEI. What will you start with?
Charlottetown is a historic town is a vibrant seaside city famous for its affiliations to Canadian Confederation history and Anne of Green Gables. While in Charlottetown, you can learn more about the local history, immerse yourself in local culture, try out the local cuisine, check out the fun activities in the town, and go on an adventure of a lifetime.
If big cities aren’t your thing, basing yourself in Summerside during your Prince Edward Island vacation would be a smart thing to do. This small city of just under 15,000 located just 28km from the Confederation Bridge is PEI’s second-largest – big enough to have all the amenities you’d want but small enough to not feel overwhelming. Summerside is a perfect rustic blend of historic brick buildings, heritage homes, and seaside strolls.
What could make your Atlantic Canada staycation more memorable than staying somewhere truly unique? How would you like to sleep in a lighthouse? Or maybe in a boat? Maybe a tiny house is more your fancy? How about booking a night in a barn? You can do all of that in Atlantic Canada!
I hadn’t ridden my bike in over two years when I decided to spend some of my Prince Edward Island road trip cycling the Confederation Trail. With it’s flat terrain it’s perfect for hill haters like me.