With the warmer weather coming, it is so tempting to head outside and explore what Prince Edward Island has to offer. From breathtaking beaches to challenging hiking trails, the Island offers an adventure for everyone. Listed below are 25 outdoor adventures in PEI that the whole family will enjoy.
Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk
Take the family out for a fun day at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk. The Boardwalk has a wide variety of fun attractions that will make everyone in your family happy. There are family fun attractions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, shoot some paintballs at Crossfire Adventure Paintball, or play a round of mini-golf at Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf Course. There is something for everyone at the Boardwalk.
8863 Cavendish Road, Cavendish
$10 to $90
Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Splash into family fun and adventure at Shining Waters. This popular Water Park is packed with rides, water attractions, a roller coaster, and a petting zoo, so there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Plan to spend the whole day here because there is so much to do, and be sure to pack extra dry clothes.
8885 Cavendish Road, Cavendish
A summer vacation destination, Rustico Resort offers something for everyone. Relax in the air-conditioned cottages on the water. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course, or hit the beach to relax on the sand and go stand-up paddle boarding.
496 Gran Pere Point Road, Route 242, Rustico
$45 to $55
Pack up the camping gear and get ready to spend a night under the stars without having to rough it at Cymbria Campground. Explore the forest, play a round of mini golf, or take the short walk across the road to make to the beach were you can go clam digging.
729 Grand Pere Point Road, Rustico
$25 to $45
Winter River Trail
While the trail is only five kilometres from Charlottetown, it feels like it is worlds away from the city. The 6km long trail will take you through a mature white spruce forest and past bubbling streams. From the lookouts, it is possible to spot great blue herons and bitterns.
Brackley Drive-In Theatre
Enjoy a movie under the stars at PEI’s only drive-in movie theatre. Watch the latest blockbusters and old favourites from your car. Each weekend, two movies are featured on the big screen. Large vehicles are asked to park in the back.
3164 Brackley Point Road, Brackley Beach
$7.50 to $35
Go Kiteboarding with PEI Kiteboarding
Experience the thrill of kiteboarding in a safe and controlled environment. PEI’s coast offers the perfect place to learn how to kiteboard. They also rent out stand-up paddleboards for you to explore the water on no wind days.
8509 Cavendish Road, Cavendish
Brookvale Activity Park
Home to Mark Arendz Ski Park, the fun doesn’t stop when the snow stops falling. During the warmer months, the park becomes PEI’s mountain bike mecca. Test your skills on over 20km of single track trails.
1800 Route 13, Brookvale
Breadalbane Nature Trail
Explore a diverse terrain on the modern to challenging trail. The trail is made up of two loop trails that come together at the central bridge and is around 6.5km long.
Hilltop Rd, Breadalbane
Explore the iconic red sand shores at Argyle Shore. The unsupervised beach is open from mid-June and mid-September. During low tide, the beach is a popular location for clamming. You can spot the clams holes in the clay sand.
4 Ball Diamond Cres. Argyle Shore
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park
Packed with outdoor fun for the whole family, Bonshaw Hills is a popular sunny day distinction. Explore the over 18km of king and mountain bike trails that take you along the Bonshaw River, or relax while the kids play on the unique wooden playground.
17530 TransCanada Highway, Bonshaw
By The Sea Kayak & Paddle Board Adventures
Get paddling and see the island’s coastal bays and inlets from the water. Learn how to kayak and paddleboard with their lessons and tours. If you prefer to stay dry, they do offer bicycle rentals. They also offer clam-digging experiences.
5 Water Street, Victoria
Chelton Beach Provincial Park
A popular family beach during low tide. From late June to the end of August, the red sand beach has a lifeguard on duty. You can see the Confederation Bridge from the beach. During high tide, the park still offers playground equipment to keep the kids entertained.
799 Chelton Road, Bedeque
One of PEI National Parks least visited beaches, Greenwich Beach is a hidden gem and well-loved by the locals. Explore the large sand dunes, boardwalks, and trails that seem to go on forever. It is a beautiful paradise and well worth going off the beaten path.
59 Wild Rose Rd, Saint Peters Bay
Kings Castle Provincial Park
At this magical provincial park, you will find some of your favorite storybook characters as statues around the park. Kids will love the playground and the daily activities that are offered during the summer. If you want to cool off, there is a riverfront beach that you can relax on.
1887 Gladstone Road, Route 348, Gladstone
East Coast Paddle Adventures
Adventure awaits at Souris Beach and Basin Head with East Coast Paddle Adventures. Offering paddle board rental, lessons, and tours, you can get paddling around the red shore. At the Souris Beach location, bicycle and kayak rentals are offered, so you can explore the river and trails.
Souris Beach & Basin Head
$15 to $75
Basin Head Provincial Park
Hear the “Singing Sands”, and listen to the ocean at the iconic white sandy beach. Basin Head offers everything you need for a great beach day from outdoor shows to picnic tables. There is also an ice-cream stand and canteen on site.
336 Basin Head Road, Route 16, Basin Head
Brudenell Riding Stables
Make friends with gentle horses and go on a relaxing 4.5km guided trail ride through the woods, along the Brudenell River, and across the beach. Pony rides are available for younger riders.
235 Brudenell Island Blvd, Georgetown Royalty
$40 to $100
Tea Hill Park and Beach
Spend a fun family day exploring 15 acres of red sand shoreline at Tea Hill Park and Beach. There is lots of room for recreation activities on both the beach and in the green grassy park. It is the closest beach to Charlottetown being just a five-minute drive. The water is warm and you can walk about a kilometre at a low tide.
492 Keppoch Road, Stratford
Mill River Golf Course
One of Prince Edward Island’s most unique vacation destinations, Mill River offers something for the whole family. From golfing to the beach volleyball and tennis courts to beautiful nature trails, going outside at a resort has never been more fun.
180 Mill River Resort Road, Woodstock
$10 to $350
Black Marsh Nature Trail
See the hidden gems of the bog, while listening to the birds and the whirring windmill. Black March Nature Trail will take you through the beautiful wind-blown forest, along the red capes, and through the vast bog. Be sure to walk slowly, so you do not miss the local wildlife and the rare plants.
21817 Route 12, Tignish
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park
Spend a fun day on the beautiful beaches that stretch for miles at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park. The park has a beach mat from the parking lot to the water, children’s activities, and an accessible playground. You can also tour the West Point Lighthouse, which is the only Inn in Canada located in a functioning lighthouse. The lighthouse also has a museum in it.
265 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, O’Leary
Green Park Provincial Park
Step back in time to the golden age of PEI shipbuilding at Green Park. Explore the Shipbuilding Museum and then to the river beach to see where ships were built. There is also a Frisbee golf course, a playground and nature trails for you to enjoy.
364 Green Park Rd, Tyne Valley
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We enjoyed our last beach day here today, had dinner and dessert on the pier then went out to visit some family and go for 4-wheeler rides… Yesterday we went to visit the baby cows 😁 It's been such a great time having adventures with my littles – but definitely starting to miss home ♥️ #summerfun #summervacation #farmgirl #islandlife #beachbum #eastcoastliving #funwithkids #summer2019 #sayyestoadventures #babycow #redsand #beachdays #toesinthesand #fitforlife #momlife #ineedanap
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park
Home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Golf of St. Lawrence, Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is a popular summer location. Make a splash or relax on the floating wheelchair.
Green Gable Alpacas
Meet an alpaca and experience what life is like is on a farm. Tour the farm and watch the alpacas. Tour space is limited, so advanced reservations are highly recommended. After watching the alpacas, head into the shop. The Fiber House Boutique offers the finest in alpaca products on PEI.
5627 Route 12, Tyne Valley
$9 to $12.50