Unplug all your electronic devices, gather up the family and get ready for some wild adventures. While PEI is Canada’s smallest province, there are still a lot of fantastic places for you to explore. Take a dip in the ocean, hike the wilderness path or spend nights under the stars, there is something for everyone that will satisfy your craving for adventures. 50 Things to do this Summer in and around Charlottetown
Lobster Fish and Feast ExperienceBook a fishing tour with Joey’s Deep Sea Fishing and become a lobster fisher for a day. Come aboard, and learn about mussel and oyster fishing before hauling in a lobster trap to see how the lobster goes from the ocean to your table. If you don’t like shellfish, they also offer cod and mackerel fishing tours. There is also an option for lobster fishing and a feast of 1 lb lobster dinner with an all-you-can-eat 60-foot salad bar, including PEI mussels and seafood chowder, at the World Famous Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers.
6628 Rustico Road, (Route 6) Rusticoville
Prince Edward Island National Park
Explore the stunning North Shore at the Prince Edward Island National Park. Have a relaxing swim at the supervised beaches. If hiking is more your style, try to conquer the Robinson’s Island Trail System, also known as RITS. You can stay in the park in the new oTENTiks or set up your own campsite.
Dalvay by the Sea
Rise and Climb Adventure Course
Get a birds eye view, and challenge your climbing skills at Rise and Climb. Head up to 40 feet in the air and test your skill on over 50 challenges. Zip around the course on the zip lines. Kids have their own adventure course, which is specially designed for 6 to 12-year-olds.
85 Hilltop Drive, Cornwall
Island Hill Farm
Just a 15-minute drive from Charlottetown is Island Hill Farm. Spend a fun day with the family experiencing what it is like to live on a farm. Kids will love the kittens, bunnies and the boats. The farm is a wonderful learning experience for all ages.
351 Route 225, Hampshire
Crossfire Adventure Paintball
Have a fun time with friends at PEI’s biggest paintball park. Choose from eight large field arenas and blast your way to victory. Crossfire Adventure Paintball also offers low impact paintball, so you can have all the paintball fun you want to, without the ouch.
8863 Cavendish Road, Cavendish
Kayak with By-the-Sea Kayaking
See the red shores from the ocean when you go on a tour with By-the-Sea Kayaking. Victoria is one of the best paddling areas for all skill levels of paddlers because of the protected waters of the Northumberland Strait. It is also a convenient 30-minute drive from Charlottetown, Cavendish, and Summerside. Enjoy a day of paddling the Strait or enhance your adventure with clam digging and a delicious clam dinner on the beach.
5 Water Street, Victoria
Argyle Shore Provincial ParkRelax on one of PEI’s iconic red sand beaches. During low tides, you can walk along the sand bars and beach comb to see what the ocean has washed up. You can even bring your furry best friends to the park, but you will have to keep them on a leash while you are there.
Route 19, Argyle Shore
Mark Arendz Provincial Park
Head to Mark Arendz Provincial Park, which is PEI’s winter adventure destination where many locals go to have an amazing time. The adventures don’t melt away when the snow does. From spring to fall, mountain bikers and hikers challenge their skills on the single track trail.
2018 PE-13, North Wiltshire
Brundenell Riding Stables
Learn how to saddle up and spend a fun day riding a horse. The guided trail ride will take you through the woods, along the Brudenell river, and across the beach. The gentle horses make riding a breeze and are great with people who are new to horse riding or those who are experienced riders.
235 Brundenell Island Blvd, Brundenell River Provincial Park
Make Your Own Dirt Shirt
The red sand beaches are an iconic part of the island. The sand can color clothing and you can dye white shirts red in the mud. Red Rock Adventure Company offers a bike tour to the beach and a unique Red Rock Dirt Shirt t-shirt design.
352 Harbour Road, Naufrage
Get ready for a thrilling adventure on PEI’s coast. Try your hand at kite-boarding and feel the trill in a safe and controlled environment. PEI kite-boarding offers lessons so you can kite-board safely on your own.
8509 Cavendish Road, Cavendish
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park
Adventure awaits for the whole family at Bonshaw Hills. The park is known for its amazing natural adventure playground. Explore the 18km of hiking and mountain bike trails that will take you along the Bonshaw River. Trails range from single walks to challenging climbs.
17530 TransCanada Highway, Bonshaw
Cabot Beach Provincial ParkExplore the largest park in western PEI. Cabot Beach offers a large day use area with a playground and activity centre. Relax and swim on the scenic Malpeque Bay. When dusk falls, the outdoor fun doesn’t have to stop. Set up camp and spend night under the stars at the camp ground.
449 King Street, Route 20, Malpeque
New Glasgow Highlands Campground
Escape the hustle of the city and spend some time relaxing in a tranquil, sloped hardwood forest. You can set up your own campsite, or stay in one of the cozy camp cabins located there. Hike the quiet tree-lined farm road that leads to a fishing pond where you can fish if you purchase a fishing license.
224 Glasgow Road, Route 2499, New Glasgow
Learn to Mountain Bike with Sacred Rides PEI
Get ready for your next outdoor adventure by learning how to ride a mountain bike. Take a one day or two-day tour around PEI. Head through the backcountry of Bonshaw and Brookvale Provincial Parks. Sacred Rides offers tours for all skill and fitness levels.