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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Welcome to Prince Edward Island

A Prince Edward Island escape is just what you need if you’re craving rest and relaxation in a quaint, sleepy slice of Canada. Tee off at world-class links when the sun comes up, relax on red-sand beaches in the afternoon and finish off your day with a delicious seafood feast. Between the golf courses and striking shoreline, you’ll find friendly folks, bucolic landscapes and the home of an iconic fictional character.

Blue bird with white belly

Provincial Bird: Blue Jay. Getty Images

Life’s Better at the Beach

Prince Edward Island National Park welcomes you to swim and relax on its white- and red-sand beaches. The 37-mile park is also known for the Greenwich sand dunes, a delicate ecosystem not normally found in North America. You can walk the 900-acre area by following the extensive trail system and floating boardwalk. Make sure to stop by the Greenwich Interpretation Center to uncover 10,000 years of the region’s natural history.

Colorful kayaks stored on Atlantic shore

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Experience the world of Anne of Green Gables

The magical realm dreamt up by Lucy Maud Montgomery is yours to explore at the Green Gables Heritage Place. From walking through the author’s former home to admiring the pastoral farmland that inspired the books, you’ll get to experience Anne’s world and see what life on this beautiful island was like in the late 1800s.

Charlottetown Charm

In Charlottetown, true fans can watch “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” and pick up souvenirs at the Anne of Green Gables Store. Other popular activities in the capital include exploring historic buildings on Victoria Row, soaking up sweeping ocean views from Peake’s Wharf and sipping craft beer at the PEI Brewing Company.