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PEI – Family Vacations

PEI naturally lends itself to family fun: paddling in the warm ocean, enjoying beach picnics and bike rides, as well as many other activities. It doesn’t take much planning to organize a family day out in this picturesque province. Just ‘be’ and enjoy your vacation.

Canada’s smallest treasure has tons of events to please everyone in the family. From children’s festivals to craft fairs to golf tournaments, everyone will find something to do in PEI. Starting with the Gateway Village at the foot of the Confederation Bridge, the family fun begins as soon as you set foot on island soil. With interactive exhibits as well as shops, cafes, and a playground, Gateway Village is a welcoming introduction to this charming area. Everyone has to stop by Cavendish Figurines to dress up as “Anne of Green Gables.”

Nobody can vacation on an island and not enjoy some water sports. Shining Waters Family Fun Park is 36 acres and 40 attractions including four large water slides and a children’s pool that includes the thrilling Turtle Twister slide. Mirror Maze, Buccaneer Bay, and Topsy-Turvy are brilliant examples of family fun.

PEI provincial and private parks offer day programs as well as campgrounds. A national park encompasses the area that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write “Anne of Green Gables.” Island parks (such as Mill River Provincial Park in the western part of the province) offer outdoor activities such as rowing, tennis, and golf, as well as the opportunity for all kinds of “fun in the sun.”

For the family that loves golf, this province is a great choice to spend a pleasant vacation. The island has 10 of the top 100 golf courses in Canada. Golf resorts cater to the avid golfer, but also have activities and events to please the entire family.

Each region of the province has historical sites and natural attractions. If a family decides to camp in one of the parks on the island, they can choose to have fun in the park or in the surrounding area. There is something for everyone in this beautiful province.

If you camp in Prince Edward Island National Park, families can enjoy activities in the Cavendish region. They can visit ‘Green Gables’ and even play a round of golf at Green Gables Golf Course. Everyone loves swimming at Cavendish Beach or biking the region’s scenic trails.

Camp in the eastern section of the island’s national park and hike near Stanhope. Families can walk along the Greenwich Boardwalk that protects the fragile sand dunes. A swim at any of the nearby beaches is a refreshing way to end a summer afternoon.

Whether families prefer a hotel suite, a cozy cabin, a bed and breakfast or a secluded cabin, the province has all kinds of comfortable accommodations. Families from all over the world love to vacation in PEI cabins and hotels. For many families, the annual trip to Prince Edward Island is a cherished and ongoing tradition.

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