Prince Edward Island is a place I have dreamed about since I read Anne of Green Gables in Grade 4. I was so enamoured by the book and the story of Anne in PEI that I did my first ever class speech on Lucy Maud Montgomery. I dreamed of those red beaches and seeing the house where Anne lived. Now, years later I am still dreaming of Prince Edward Island. It’s a place I still long to travel to. To experience the food, the culture and the beautiful landscape. When I was asked to create my dream itinerary I was really excited. I knew for sure it would include lobster, Anne and red sand.
Photo Credit: Shannon Campbell
For lobster lovers, the good news is that lobster season in PEI really has two seasons – from May until June and August until October. With five months of fresh lobster in season there could be no better place than Prince Edward Island for the lobster lover. From special lobster dinners at places like Fisherman’s Wharf or picking up a fresh catch to cook yourself- it’s the freshest way to eat it. In addition to fresh lobster, PEI has remarkable oysters, a variety of shellfish and specially designed food experiences and events. The perfect vacation destination
While the novel, Anne of Green Gables is more than 100 years old people’s fascination with its story, setting and protagonist have not diminished. No visit to Prince Edward Island would be complete without a visit to Cavendish, Green Acres Heritage Place and seeing Anne on stage in Anne & Gilbert.
Photo Credit: Christa Ormiston
Once I’ve filled my belly with Lobster and delved into the world of Anne it’s time to enjoy the beautiful red sand beaches of Prince Edward Island, sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of PEI. With over 1000 kilometres of shoreline there are lots of beaches to discover. The beaches of PEI look truly spectacular – the red sand, the gorgeous waves and plenty of opportunity for shelling. CNN Travel even named Cavendish Beach as one of the World’s 100 Best Beaches. I can’t wait to see these beautiful beaches for myself and play for hours in the waves.
Talking to someone about their experiences in PEI is a wonderful way to get to know the province and all it has to offer. Check out the “Ask An Islander” section of Tourism PEI’s website for the answers to any questions you have about your PEI vacation. Follow #AskAnIslander and #PEI on Twitter for more helpful info about PEI
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Tourism PEI, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Tourism PEI.
Jenna Em says
I so would love to visit PEI with my family. This is on my bucket list of things to do, and I yearn to explore in my own Canadian backyard.
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Jennifer (momvstheboys) says
we really enjoyed our time on the East Coast, especially on the Island! I think I took a picture of every lighthouse I spotted!
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Little Miss Kate says
I love going out East. Normally we go to NS because we have family there, but we also did a family trip to PEI when I was young and I LOVED seeing the Anne of Green Gables house.
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Randa @ TBK says
PEI is one of the top places on my Canadian Bucket List. It look so beautiful, and anyone I have spoken with who has gone had an amazing time.
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Fariha @canadianmomeh says
I have never visited Eastern Canada. I would love to visit PEI. These pictures are so beautiful too.
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Robin Masshole mommy says
That sounds like an awesome place for a vacation. I have never been there and would love to check it out someday.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I guess I’ve got to add another destination to my bucket list. PEI sounds like a wonderful place to visit.
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OH this is a great way to plan, thanks for sharing your information! I hope this comes in useful for many!
Catherine S says
This looks like a great place to visit. PEI is one of the places I want to go when we do our Canada trip.
I have always wanted to visit PEI. It looks so beautiful and I’ve only heard good things from people who have been.
Marcie W. says
I was truly born with a travel bug and honestly enjoy going anywhere and everywhere. The beaches in PEI do look stunning and nothing beats fresh seafood.
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Liz Mays says
Wow I need to remember this. I’d love to have a few days to explore Prince Edward Island!
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PEI is just gorgeous. I went what I was a kid I would love to go again. Especially with my kids I would love to take them! So beautiful.
This is absolutely beautiful! I would love to visit some day.
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Toni | BoulderLocavore says
We’ve looked at visiting PEI for vacation and it seems so charming! I love the ‘ask and Islander’ feature of the Tourism group! That’s so clever.
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I have always wanted to visit PEI. I am so jealous that you got to go. Your photos are beautiful!
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Pauline C. says
The place looks amazing. Thank you for sharing moments there I would definitely want to go there also.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
Sounds like you had a great time!
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Ever since I read the Anne of Green Gables books, I’ve wanted to visit! What a great vacation plan!
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Lyndsey Jones says
This looks like a beautiful place to go visit. I think this is a vacation plan worth considering doing for sure.
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[email protected] says
I love lobster. Sounds like I need to add Prince Edward Island to my travel wish list.
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Debbie Denny says
I just love that book. Would love to visit there also.
I adored the Anne of Green Gables books growing up. I haven’t visited PEI, but I would absolutely love to.
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Amy Desrosiers says
We love PEI mussels and lobster! I have never considered vacationing there, but why not?
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Ann Bacciaglia says
PEI is such a beautiful place to go for a vacation. I went with my parents when i was younger. It was a fantastic trip. We went to where Ann of green gables was filmed.
addi ganley says
PEI is such a beautiful place to go. If you love lobster the way I do, you will never ever want to come home!
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I would love a vacation like that! In fact, I want a coastal home one day
It’s been forever since I’ve been there. I’ve always loved the live lobsters!
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Candy O says
Wow I need to read Anne of Green Gables again! I didn’t realize it was set in PEI! Beautiful pictures!
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Carly Brydon says
Prince Edward Island is absolutely beautiful! I hope to be able to visit sometime in my lifetime!
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Barbie S says
I was born and raised in PEI, I love living here. There is always something happening some where and I don’t take for granite the beautiful place I live. It is so cool to read all your comments, #PEI Pride Xo
Darren Scrubb says
P..E.I. truly is a place I will be visiting in the near future. It seems to be a great place to relax and see nice places.
Janet M says
I do enjoy PEI is a a lovely province with many attractions.
Janet H says
My family visited PEI two years ago and it was a magical experience.
Darlene W says
It is my goal to get back to PEI our visit was short due to a medical emergency. It is so beautiful there.
Terry Perron says
Hope to visit the East Coast when i retire. It looks so beautiful. But in Canada every province is.