Islander Day Weekend is a great time to head out with family and friends to explore the beautiful island landscapes. There are a lot of things to do across the island that should keep you busy the whole long weekend. Here are just 15 things that you can choose from to do this Islander Day Weekend across Prince Edward Island.
Jack Frost WinterFest – Charlottetown
The Jack Frost Winter Festival is taking place February 15 to 18, 2019 at three great venues around downtown Charlottetown. A weekend admission ticket provides entrance to all three venues. You can have outdoor fun at the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom that will feature the Coastal Tube Run, an interactive outdoor winter playground, new ice slides, an obstacle course, Jack Frost Meet & Greets, amazing creations from the Canadian Ice Sculpting team, snow play zones, food vendors, and much much more! Warm up at the Live Family Stage and Indoor Playland that feature bouncies, inflatable play structures, petting zoo and more at the Eastlink Centre.
Aurora: On February 16 , head to Victoria Row & Queen Street in downtown Charlottetown to enjoy sights and sounds of a magical winter night. Enjoy professional sculpting, community snow carving competition, ice slide, an interactive snowboard demonstration, busker performance and amazing fireworks.
46 Kensington Road, Charlottetown
February 15 to 18, 2019
Aurora on February 16 | 6:30-8:30pm; Fireworks: 8:30 pm @ Victoria Row & Queen Street
From $25 to $130/downtown events: free
Stratford Winter Fam Fest
Have fun at Stratford Winter Fam Fest. Festivities include fun fair, Par-T-Perfect Inflatables, Mini Golf, Performances, Bunny Trails Pet Ranch, Craft Room, Special Guests, and so much more!
February 15 to 18, 2019
Stratford Town Centre, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford
Free/nominal fee for activities
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park
The lovely Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park is open all winter long. There are over 18km of trails that will take you along the Bonshaw River. Parts of the natural adventure playground are not available during the winter.
Islander Day Events at Charlottetown
Celebrate Islander Day on Monday, February 18 with free, fun activities for the whole family. Activities include Family Skate on Cody Banks Arena and Family Swim at Bell Aliant Centre. Free tickets are required.
Off The Wallz Trampoline Park – Summerside
Have some fun inside this Islander Day Weekend at PEI’s only trampoline park. Off the Wallz Trampoline Park will get you up and moving on the trampolines. There is a soft play area available for younger children to enjoy. You can book in advance, so you will not need to wait in line because they offer you the ability to pre-sign their waiver online.
50 Ashwood Avenue, Slemon Park
From $10 to $15 depending on time limit
Art Battle – Charlottetown
On the evening of February 16th, 2019, 12 artists take the stage at the PEI Brewing Company, and put their skills to the test in live competitive painting. You can watch the creative process and help vote for the winner of this Art Battle. Along with watching the art battle, you can sit back and enjoy the music while having a few drinks.
96 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown
February 16, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
$15 in advance or $20 at the door (both prices include taxes and fees)
Take a Tour of the PEI Brewing Company – Charlottetown
If you love craft beer or have ever wondered how beer is made, then you need to take the Brewery Tour at the PEI Brewing Company. They offer 3 tours a day but they are on a first come, first serve basis, so you may want to show up a little bit early.
96 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown
Tour Times: 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm daily
Single Tour – $15 per person + HST, 6 Pack Tour – $25 per person + HST, Group Tour – call in advance for private tour guide
Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park – Brookvale
Go skiing with the family during this Islander Day Weekend at the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park. There is a lot of winter fun to be had, no matter what your skill level is. On Islander Day, they will be open and offering 2-for-1 specials all day at their Alpine and Nordic sites.
2018 Route 13, Brookvale
Snoga in the Park – Charlottetown
Get together with your friends and experience winter in a fun new way in Charlottetown for free. Snoga in the Park takes place every Saturday. On Saturday, February 16th, 2019, Snoga in the Park is being held in Connaught Square. All you need is warm snow gear, a yoga mat, water, and a willingness to learn.
Free for all participants
55 Plus Winter Games – Charlottetown
Cheer the participants of 55+ winter games. Games include curling, hockey, squash, swimming, badminton, Auction 45s, crokinole, 5 pin bowling, cross country skiing, cribbage, 8 ball pool, darts, duplicate bridge, spin cycling, skating and walking.
Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Archery Tag PEI – Charlottetown
Have you ever played Archery Tag? You can spend every Saturday night playing it from 8 pm to 10 pm, including February 16th, 2019. Everyone who is 12 and over is welcome to try this fun game.
68 Allen Street, Charlottetown
$10 per person (age 12+)
Glasgow Glen Farm Artisan Cheese Producers – New Glasgow
Glasgow Glen Farm Artisan Cheese Producers was formerly known as Cheeselady’s Gouda. They have over 25 years’ experience making cheese. When you visit, you can get to taste what makes Island milk and cheese so different from other cheeses you may have had in the past.
190 PE-258, New Glasgow
Great Northern Adventures – Mount Herbert
Go on a winter sleigh ride at Great Northern Adventures, which is located just five minutes outside of Charlottetown. This spot is a great getaway from the city for both families and single people. They also have a petting pen and pony rides for children.
924 Fort Augustus Road, Mount Herbert
Various prices for different activities and group sizes, contact business for more information.
Samuel’s Coffee House – Summerside
Warm up or just relax with a warm drink and a fresh baked good at Samuel’s Coffee House. They are located in the downtown core in a historic building, which makes it a great place to relax after shopping. They are well-known for their fair trade organic coffee and teas.
4 Queen Street, Summerside
Varies with item purchased
Acadian Museum – Miscouche
It is a well-known fact that the Acadians have played a huge role in the Maritime’s history. The Acadian Museum celebrates the lives of Island Acadian’s from 1720 to the present day. The museum is home to many original items and paintings. When you head outside, you can take a pleasant walk on the Heritage Trail to learn more about Acadian culture.
23 Main Drive East, Miscouche
Adult: $4.50, Student: $3.50, Family: $12.50
Confederation Centre Art Gallery – Charlottetown
The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is one of Canada’s two national art galleries. The gallery presents some of the best work by Canadian artists and has programs that inspire dialogue. The Exhibits are rotated every four months, so there is always something new for the public to see.
145 Richmond St, Charlottetown
Enjoy the Winter Scenery at PEI National Park
While none of the park facilities are open during the winter, you can still enjoy the breathtaking views and spot the local wildlife around PEI National Park. There are a number of parking areas that are cleared for parking, which makes trails easy for the public to access them.
Winter Parking: Greenwich (Visitor Information Centre), Dalvay Parking Lot (beside the beach),
Ross Lane, Shaw’s Beach, North Rustico Beach, Macneill’s Brook, and Bubbling Springs/Farmlands Trail,
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