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.
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Ice City – Charlottetown
Covid-friendly Ice City is all set to take over Charlottetown from February 12 to March 14, 2021. Decking the streets in ice sculptures and other wintery decor, Ice City will also have Signature Events each weekend, like Sugar Shacks, Comedy Shows, Live Music, and an Outdoor Market, as well as a slew of cool micro events and themed programming.
February 12 to March 14, 2021
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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.
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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 $12.50 to $15 depending on time limit
Islander Day Matinee – Charlottetown
There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now the boys are back in town with their fourth and latest release, Dreamland.
Trailside Music Hall, 155 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Monday, February 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM
WinterLove Disco Skate – Charlottetown
Bring your friends and family, wear your best disco attire, and join in on the fun of the WinterLove PEI Disco Skate presented by Upstreet! There will be disco lights…there will be music…and there will be FUN!
Founders’ Hall Visitor Information Centre, 6 Prince Street, Charlottetown
Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 6:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Islander Family Fun Day – Charlottetown
Enjoy a free Family Skate at Cody Banks Arena on Islander Day.
Simmons Sports Centre, 170 North River Road, Charlottetown
Monday, February 15, 2021 | 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM
Free; On Sale 10 Feb 2021 at 10:00 AM
Lovers’ Lament – Charlottetown
Lovers’ Lament: A Vaccine for Relationships is an 80-minute cabaret performance that promises a side-splitting, delightful, and original take on Valentine’s Day. Presenting songs from musical theatre and beyond, this hilarious look at relationships is the perfect Valentine’s event for anyone who’s ever fallen in – or out – of love.
Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
February 10 – 14, 2021
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.
2018 Route 13, Brookvale
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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 Saturdays, until February 27th, 2021, Snoga in the Park will be held outside the Founders’ Food Hall and Market. All you need is warm snow gear,water, and a willingness to learn.
Founders’ Food Hall and Market, 6 Prince Street, Charlottetown
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. They are well-known for their fair trade organic coffee and teas.
4 Queen Street, Summerside
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: $5.50, Student: $4.50, Family: $13.50
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
Snowmobiling is a great way to spend the family day weekend. Keep an eye on the trail conditions and you are free to go. Don’t have a permit? The PEI Snowmobile Association sells 3-day permits for three consecutive days.
Various snowmobile trails
3-day snowmobile permits for $75
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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