Known for its amazing beaches, fresh seafood, and delicious potatoes, Prince Edward Island is a lovely summer getaway for couples or a trip with friends. Get ready for fun and excitement on this beautiful island. Here are 50 ideas that can help you create your own summer bucket list.
1. Enjoy a Summer Festival
Whether it’s folk music or seafood, or potatoes, you’re sure to enjoy some great weather and a great time with that famous Island hospitality.
2. In The Wake Of Zheng He
Travel aboard the only charter Junk Boat in North America. Learn about Ma Zhu, the Chinese Sea Goddess and maybe even meet her. Snacks and tea are served along the way. This unique tour is a ‘must do’ this summer.
3. Red Rock Adventure Company
Get ready to get dirty as you create your own unique Island Dirt Shirt. Start your tour on a bike and cycle to the red sand mud banks along Cow River beach. Red Rock Adventure Company offers two fun-packed tours, so you can pick how long you want to spend in the mud.
4. The Frosty Treat
Cool off with a nutty-dipped cone, enjoy an order of clams, or devour a ‘to die for’ deep-fried Mars bar. Don’t drive by The Frosty Treat because they have yummy food that you can enjoy on the road or just sitting outside on their patio.
5. Brackley Drive-In Theatre
See two blockbuster movies at one of the most unique drive-in theatres in Canada. Enjoy movies under the stars at the Brackley Drive-In Theatre. There is also a full-service canteen on-site that serves both movie favorites and warm food like hot dogs, cheeseburgers and lots more.
6. Deep Roots Distillery
Firmly rooted in the beautiful Warren Grove community, the Deep Roots Distillery uses the fresh produce from Beamish Family Orchard to handcraft spirits and liqueurs celebrating PEI. Hear their story from roots to the bottle and sample what they have been crafting when you take a tour.
7. The Table Culinary Studio
Head to The Table Culinary Studio for PEI’s most exciting and experiential cuisine using local food grown and harvested on the island. Learn new culinary skills with their culinary classes during the day and enjoy an amazing meal at night in this beautiful old church.
8. Go Hiking
From exploring Prince Edward Island’s northern tip to the red cliffs across Cavendish Dunelands, you have plenty of options to explore PEI on foot.
9. Giant Clam & Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Hunt for oversized clams and fish for lobster, crabs, and mussels around PEI with Paradise On The Sea Adventure. Enjoy the world famous Colville Bay Oysters and oversized clams on the beach. Along the way, you may spot harbour seals relaxing on the rocks and see.
10. Newman Estate Winery
Go on a tour of the Newman Estate Winery, a family owned and operated vineyard, located in south-eastern Prince Edward Island. The winery was built with help from the community and endless hours of volunteer labour. If you would like to buy a bottle of their specialty wines, you have to purchase it from the boutique winery because they only make small batches and don’t ship any bottles to liquor stores.
11. Basin Head Beach
Go for a leisurely stroll with your sweetheart on the gorgeous ‘Singing Sands’ Beach that has the whitest sand on Prince Edward Island. This supervised beach is the perfect place to enjoy swimming in the warm water and then relaxing with a romantic picnic on the beach.
12. Drive-U-Krazy Mini Golf
Test your mini-golf skills on this fun 18-hole golf course that will drive-u crazy. Drive-U Krazy Mini Golf is one of PEI longest-running mini-golf courses. Challenge your special someone to a second round for just $3.00.
13. Rise and Climb Adventure Course
Get a bird’s eye view, when you challenge yourself and your partner to zip around over 50 feet in the air. Can the two of you complete the over 46 elements and zip lines at Rise and Climb Adventure Course? If you don’t like heights, you can keep your feet on the ground with a game of high tech laser tag.
14. Wire Wrapping Seaglass
Create your own unique piece of jewelry to take home with you. Pick from a wide variety of genuine PEI Seaglass and learn how to wire wrap it to create a gorgeous piece of jewelry. Head to the beach and try to find your own Seaglass.
15. Top Notch Charters – Lobster Excursions
Get up close and personal with a lobster, and become a lobster fisherman for the day. Embark on an authentic lobster boat ride, and learn how to catch this delectable maritime seafood. Then enjoy fresh lobster on the Top Notch. The charters head out to sea three times a day.
16. Copper Bottom Brewing
Tour PEI’s newest microbrewery with your sweetheart and enjoy live entertainment from local artists. You can try a small taste of what Copper Bottom Brewing has been creating in their sample room before you get growlers filled to take home with you.
17. I Dig Therefore I Clam & Kayaking Adventure
Be as ‘happy as a clam’ when you kayak around the bay with your partner and head to the Tryon Shoal’s sandy shores. Watch as the tide recedes, and the sandbars appear. The tour ends with a cookout making beachside chowder.
18. The Great PEI Floating Lobster Boil
Enjoy fresh lobster supper on the water on the Fundy Cruiser. Watch Captain Chancey ‘haul a lobster trap’ and cook the catch PEI-style on board so you can enjoy lobster fresh from the pot. The Great PEI Floating Lobster Boil leaves from the downtown Charlottetown Yacht Club.
19. Taste Mead at The Island Honey Wine Company
Taste the true flavours of PEI’s fruits, flowers, and honey by tasting the world’s oldest fermented beverage. See how Island Honey Wine Company makes mead and take the journey from bee to glass. You can find more handmade PEI products in their store.
20. The Mighty Island Chowder Trail
Get your ‘Chowder On’ this summer and travel across Prince Edward Island to participating restaurants that will be offering their best chowders on the ‘Mighty Island Chowder Trail’. You will find that some restaurants will do either clam chowder, lobster chowder, or seafood chowder. If you share your Chowder Adventure at #peichowdertrail, then you will have a chance to win weekly prizes.
21. Cedar Dunes
Spend a relaxing day sunbathing with your special someone on the beautiful beach at Cedar Dunes or go swimming in the warm blue water. While you are there, be sure to go for a leisurely stroll walk along the beautiful trails near the beach.
22. Dinner Theatre Les Noces/Cuisine à Mémé
Pay a visit to the Village Musical Acadien to learn about the Acadian culture and the traditional music of the Evangeline region. The village is a popular venue for local musicians to showcase their talent. There is also a restaurant and bakery on-site where you can have a ‘date’ with your special someone.
23. Shining Water Family Fun Park
Take the family for a dip, so they can cool off at the Shining Water Family Fun Park. Ride the new Surf’s Up Surf Coaster along with the over 40 more wet and dry attractions. Have a day filled with fun zipping down the four large waterslides, or stay dry and ride the Buccaneer Bay Bullet Roller Coaster.
24. Upstreet Craft Brewing
Celebrate the summer with good beer and great food in Charlottetown. Head down to Upstreet Craft Brewing to sample the many types of craft beer that they have been creating in their tap room. They have a beer for everyone, you just need to find your favorite.
25. Green Gables Golf Club
A Canadian favourite for over 70 years, it is easy to see why golfers come from around the world to play at the Green Gables Golf Club. Around the course, you will have an amazing view of the sand dunes of Prince Edward Island’s National Park. The landscape and ever-shifting ocean breezes make this course challenging for all skill levels.
26. Matthew’s Carriage Rides
See the Lake of Shining Waters in style from a classic horse-drawn carriage. Matthew will guide and drive the carriage through the beautiful flower gardens and even around the Anne of Green Gables Museum property.
27. Greenwich Beach
Spend a lazy day together on the white sand at Greenwich Beach, located in Prince Edward Island National Park. It is famous for having the biggest sand dunes on the Island, as well as a floating boardwalk that allows you to explore some of the 900-acres of dunes without damaging them.
28. The Dunes Studio Gallery and Café
Shop in the Gallery, which features an extraordinary collection of fine Canadian craft, dine on fresh local seafood and produce and explore the graceful elegance of The Dunes’ extensive gardens. Whatever your taste you are guaranteed to find something that you like.
29. Belfast Highland Greens
If you and your partner love to golf, then this challenging 9-hole, 3209-yard golf course is just the place for you. It has a full-service pro shop with rentals available, a licensed lounge and three swimming pools. This gorgeous course is considered to be one of the most scenic golf courses on Prince Edward Island, mainly due to the spectacular views of the Northumberland Strait and Orwell Bay.
30. Windows on the Water Restaurant
Watch the waves and boats in the Montague River while you enjoy a traditional lobster supper, with award-winning seafood chowder and amazing homemade dessert. Windows on the Water has been recommended by “Where to Eat in Canada” since 2000.
31. PEI Flavours Culinary Trail
If you want to try some of the best food in PEI, then following the PEI Flavours Culinary Trail is your guide to the Island’s most exciting and unique culinary experiences. You can travel the trail at your own pace and make some extra stops to find overlooked places. PEI Flavours Culinary Trail
32. Route 6 Motel – Haunted Experience
Get spooked at PEI’s newest haunted experience in Cavendish. The Route 6 Motel once welcomed guests from around the world, but after 40 years of sitting empty, the motel has many lurkers within its halls. Are you brave enough to make your way through this haunted motel?
33. Darnley Greens Golf Course
Head to Darnley Greens Golf Course, in Lower Darnley, to introduce a first time golfer to the game or to brush up on your short game at this beautiful, picturesque 9-hole golf course. After playing the 9 holes with your partner, head to the air-conditioned clubhouse to relax or sit on their large deck that has a spectacular view of the course.
34. Feast Dinner Theatres
Spend a fun, entertaining evening with your sweetheart at Atlantic Canada’s longest running dinner theatre, which opened in 1979. Watch the talented performers do Improv and musical comedy while you enjoy a scrumptious four-course Island meal of salad, homemade bread, PEI mussels, choice of entrée and dessert.
35. Spend a Night at a Lighthouse
Pay a visit to the West Point Lighthouse Museum, which is located in a fully functioning lighthouse that has an Inn that you can stay at. The museum has many exhibits that display photographs and artifacts documenting the unique history of lighthouses on Prince Edward Island.
36. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
If you like things that are out of the ordinary, then a visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the best way for you and your partner to see some of the weirdest and oddest items in the world! The Odditorium has 16 unique galleries filled with interesting artifacts, weird exhibits, and oddities from all around the world.
37. Crossfire Adventure Paintball
Blast your way across PEI’s biggest and best Paintball park. Use the over 60 scale buildings and vehicles to your advantage. Try Crossfire Adventure Paintball’s low impact paintball, it’s all the fun without the pain, or you can shoot zombies in their new Zombie Apocalypse after-dark adventure.
38. Cavendish Beach
Take a romantic stroll with your special someone on the most well-known beach in PEI. Cavendish Beach has beautiful white sand and crystal blue water that is said to be the ‘warmest water’ in the Maritimes. You can explore the boardwalk to find places to eat or get ice-cream.
39. Downtown Farmers’ Market
On Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm during July to September, you can go to Charlottetown’s Downtown Farmer’s market with your ‘special someone’ for an ‘Al Fresco’ brunch and choose from many kinds of Canadian and ethnic foods. You will find fresh local produce, baked goods, Island beef jerky, jewelry, woodwork, knitting, handmade soap and body products, artwork, and so much more at the market.
40. Peakes Wharf Summer Concert Series
Check out the Peakes Wharf Summer Concert Series on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront with your sweetheart. There will be various local entertainers performing at this free outdoor concert. Just keep in mind that all the shows are weather permitting.
41. COWS Creamery
Take the love of your life out for an unforgettable, delicious ice-cream treat at the famous COWS Creamery. You can take a tour of the Creamery to watch how they make their famous ice-cream. After the tour, pick up a Cow themed T-Shirt and enjoy a delicious cone of your favorite flavor of ice-cream.
42. Harness Racing at Red Shores Summerside
Take your date to Red Shores Summerside to watch exciting harness racing on what is believed to be the oldest, continuously racing track in Canada. RED SHORES is home to some of the biggest and most prestigious harness races in the country. In July, the Summerside Raceway hosts the Governors Plate.
42. Brackley Beach
Head to the popular Brackley Beach for some summer fun with your partner. You can relax on the beautiful white sand and do some sunbathing, or go for a swim. After a fun day at the beach, head on over to the café to get a refreshing cold drink and a snack.
43. Confederation Centre of The Arts
Spend a day with your partner learning about the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. It is also a national arts center that showcases Canadian talent and is home to Canada’s longest running musical, Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. This massive Centre, covering an entire city block, has an art gallery, a restaurant, a gift shop, and 5 theatres.
44. Glen Afton Golf Club
The Glen Afton Golf Club is a classic 18-hole course located 20 minutes west of Charlottetown. No matter if you play 9 or 18 holes, it is a course that is well designed for all skill levels. Spend a day playing golf with your partner on this challenging course while you enjoy the scenic view of the breathtaking coastline and the beautiful rolling fairways.
45. A Toast to The East Coast
Take a “Down East” journey and enjoy the sights along the Points East Coastal Drive. Enjoy moonshine at Canada’s first legal moonshine producers, taste craft beers at the newest craft brewery, and sample award-winning wines on the Toast to the East Coast Tour.
46. Sandspit Amusement Park
Experience the over 40-foot drop of the exhilarating Cliffhanger roller-coaster at PEI’s classic amusement park. Can you win the old-fashioned games and take home a prize for your sweetheart? Cool off with a tasty carnival treat or splash around on the bumper boats. There is a lot of fun to be had at Sandspit Amusement Park.
47. PEI Brewing Company
If you both love beer, make it a date to sample all-natural craft beer that is brewed right in Charlottetown. Tour the brewery and see how they make their popular craft beers. You can also buy beer in their cold beer store to take with you on your travels.
48. Plan a Romantic Getaway
From cozy historic inns to tranquil escapes by the sea, a romantic getaway to this island province will never disappoint.
49. Explore Confederation Trail
The best way to discover PEI? Hike or bike Confederation Trail. Each section has its own history and charm, 435 kilometres of rolled stone dust trails are lined with trees and foliage canopies as you get lost on the rugged beauty of PEI.
50. Tour the Bottle Houses
Experience the magic of a unique houses made of over 25,000 recycled bottles cemented together to bring you the Bottle House. It is a perfect backdrop or a fun photoshoot inspired by nature and green living.
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